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Linde Gas to Fuel All Hydrogen Vehicles at NHA Conference

Linde Gas, a member of The Linde Group, one of the world's leading engineering and industrial gases companies, will be the sole provider of hydrogen fuel for the US' largest hydrogen energy conference, which begins today in San Antonio, Texas.

Linde is the world's only company with the in-house technology to fuel all types of hydrogen vehicles, regardless of the mode of on-board storage. At the National Hydrogen Association's conference, which runs March 19 to March 22, Linde will be a Gold sponsor, supplying both compressed gaseous hydrogen and cryogenic liquid hydrogen to vehicles from automakers including BMW, Daimler-Chrysler, Honda, GM, Toyota and Volkswagon.

"Fueling and driving hydrogen-powered vehicles just got easier and more energy efficient, thanks to technology developed by Linde. As the theme of this year's NHA conference is 'Hydrogen: Here and Now,' it is only appropriate for Linde to demonstrate our unique capability of fuelling all vehicles at this important event," said Joachim Wolf, executive director, hydrogen solutions, The Linde Group.

"Linde has equipped over 60 hydrogen filling stations worldwide and soon expects to meet the world's current automotive hydrogen demand with the help of sustainable hydrogen production methods, such as hydrogen produced from biomass," Wolf said.

On Tuesday, March 20, Wolf and Frank Ochmann, head of the BMW Hydrogen 7 Series development project, BMW Group, will each present on the entire hydrogen chain, from production to use. Linde is an exclusive partner of BMW on hydrogen fuelling technology and an important supplier of hydrogen to the BMW CleanEnergy project.

The presentation is part of the National Hydrogen Association's press conference, beginning at 10:45 a.m. in the executive assembly room of the Henry B. Gonzalez convention center.

"As a fuel source, liquid hydrogen's low volume and high energy density enables vehicles like the BMW Hydrogen 7 to travel longer distances between refueling," Wolf said.

Wolf also will deliver a keynote address on Thursday, March, 22 on the hydrogen infrastructure as well as a presentation public fuelling of hydrogen powered vehicles on March 21 in Exhibition Hall B.

Linde also will present at the Compressed Gas Association's segment following the NHA conference on Friday, March 23. Wolf will discuss the safety aspects of fueling vehicles with liquid hydrogen and Bob Boyd, hydrogen solutions project development manager, will discuss the usability of composite carbon fiber tubes for storing hydrogen.

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