Linde opens world's first hydrogen refueling system for passenger trains
Coradia iLint, the world's first hydrogen-powered train. Image by: Alstom.
Global engineering firm and industrial gases supplier Linde Plc (NYSE:LIN) has officially launched the world's first hydrogen refueling system for passenger trains in Germany’s Lower Saxony state.
The system will supply 14 Coradia iLint hydrogen-powered passenger trains in the town of Bremervorde, Rotenburg district. With a single refueling, the trains will be able to run 1,000 kilometres (621.4 miles), Linde said on Wednesday, adding that those trains are expected to gradually replace the existing diesel-powered fleet.
With a total daily capacity of around 1,600 kilograms, the hydrogen refuelling system was built with the ability to integrate future on-site green hydrogen generation. According to Linde, which installed the facility and is also its owner and operator, the system is one of the largest ones of its kind built so far.
Coradia iLint, the world's first passenger train powered by a hydrogen fuel cell, was made by French group Alstom.
Linde has installed over 200 hydrogen fueling stations and 80 hydrogen electrolysis plants globally, the company noted.
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