Linde experts to discuss hydrogen fueling successes at Fuel Cell Summit
Murray Hill & New Providence, New Jersey, U.S., June 14, 2012 -- Three Linde North America alternative fuels experts will be featured speakers at the one-day Washington Fuel Cell Summit: Advancing America’s Transportation and Power Generation and Infrastructure, to be held on June 19 in Washington, DC, at the Hyatt Regency Capitol Hill.
Linde North America is a member of The Linde Group, a world-leading gases and engineering company. The Washington Fuel Cell Summit is sponsored by the Hydrogen Education Foundation, which promotes clean hydrogen energy technologies, the National Fuel Cell Research Center, dedicated to accelerating the development and deployment of fuel cell technology and systems, and the Technology Transition Corporation, which provides advocacy and consulting services to the renewable and clean energy industries.
Mike Beckman, vice president of hydrogen fueling and industrial applications for Linde North America, said, “Linde has been a vigorous supporter of alternate energy for decades and has been a pioneer in bringing hydrogen into use as a cost-effective everyday fuel. We believe the Washington Fuel Cell Summit provides a great opportunity to heighten the awareness among various government entities, such as Congress, DOE, DOT and FTA, of the commercial successes achieved in using hydrogen to fuel cars, buses, trucks and forklifts that help improve sustainability, lower emissions and reduce our dependence on foreign fuel.”
Beckman said, “Linde is one of the earliest entrants into the hydrogen energy arena and we’ve played an integral role in the commercial advancements in hydrogen fueling technology and applications. Three Linde hydrogen fueling experts will be presenting some of these achievements at the Conference.”
• Leading the afternoon session on “America’s Role in a Global Competitive Market,” Mike McGowen, Head of Government Affairs for Linde North America, will provide insight into hydrogen infrastructure initiatives around the globe.
• Steve Eckhardt, Head of Business Development, Alternative Energy-West, Linde North America, will discuss the technology and performance of hydrogen fueling of cars, trucks and buses and provide examples of successful installations of stations for each type of fueling station.
• Dave Read, head of Business Development, Alternative Energy East, Linde North America, will lead off the session on Commercial Forklifts and will discuss some of the Linde hydrogen fueling stations for forklift trucks that are operating commercially in the U.S.
Linde is the world’s only company with the in-house technology to fuel gaseous or liquid hydrogen regardless of the mode of on-board storage. Linde has equipped over 80 hydrogen fueling stations in 15 countries, supplying hydrogen for projects large and small. Linde recently completed installation of a hydrogen production and dispensing station to fuel buses and automobiles for AC Transit at its terminal in Emeryville, California, and has received the Compressed Gas Association’s coveted Environmental Excellence Award for the AC Transit project.
Linde also recently completed installation of forklift fueling stations for the BMW expansion at its Spartanburg, South Carolina, manufacturing plant.
The Linde Group is a world-leading gases and engineering company with around 50,500 employees in more than 100 countries worldwide. In the 2011 financial year, it achieved sales of EUR 13.787 bn (USD 18.1 billion). The strategy of The Linde Group is geared towards long-term profitable growth and focuses on the expansion of its international business with forward-looking products and services. Linde acts responsibly towards its shareholders, business partners, employees, society and the environment – in every one of its business areas, regions and locations across the globe. The Group is committed to technologies and products that unite the goals of customer value and sustainable development.
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