Energy and Decarbonization

linde Industrial Gases for  Efficiency - Hydrogen for Decarbonization applications

Powering the world forward to a more sustainable future

Natural landscape with riverMost everywhere you look, Linde gases and applications are hard at work helping to improve the sustainability of a variety of fuels. The improvements range from supplying hydrogen for fuel cell vehicles, producing lower carbon liquefied natural gas (LNG), and removing sulfur from gasoline and diesel. This also includes building and operating world-class oxygen supply systems for gasification and syngas production. All these applications and others support production of sustainable fuels and chemicals like renewable diesel, biogas-based LNG, and the next generation of biofuels. While Linde gases are critical to meeting today's energy needs, they are even more important to sustainably meeting the demands of tomorrow. That’s why we continue to enable a cleaner future by developing industrial gas applications that help customers improve operating costs and productivity, optimize energy efficiency, improve quality, enhance environmental performance and meet future needs.

Hydrogen helps meet future needs

Hydrogen symbol in water dropletHydrogen has a wide variety of uses across industries as a whole and those uses are expanding every day as we look to fuel the economy. We are moving from helping clean-up traditional fuels to new energy alternatives to decarbonize our fuel mix. Hydrogen at varying carbon intensities fuels a small but growing number of the cars we drive and soon more of the trucks that haul goods. Beyond transportation fuels, lower-carbon intensity hydrogen has the capacity to store energy for back-up power, fuel lower carbon electricity that powers homes and business, and has the potential to transform how a variety of industries operate by lowering and, eventually, eliminating carbon emissions from their production processes. Linde has announced U.S. production capacity for green hydrogen in California.  Read more  

THINK LINDE, THINK HYDROGEN: GREENING UP AS YOU DECARBONIZE

The Linde Green option

Hydrogen molecules in green fieldToday, most hydrogen is produced through a process called steam methane reforming where natural gas is converted into hydrogen and carbon dioxide. The hydrogen is then compressed or liquefied using power from the electric grid in order to facilitate distribution. Although energy efficient, this production method inherently produces carbon dioxide as a by-product. Linde has invested in technologies to produce hydrogen through a variety of pathways beyond reforming natural gas that results in hydrogen with a lower carbon intensity.

Hydrogen as vehicle fuel

Hydrogen refueling mile markerThere is a global consensus that there is a need to lower carbon emissions in order to combat climate change. The transportation sector represents the largest contributor of greenhouses gases and, as such, reducing carbon emissions must be addressed. This need will only compound with the growing population. In other words, as population grows, more people drive or move from place to place.

Linde has been providing hydrogen and technical expertise to the fuel-cell industry for over a decade. As this technology evolves and matures, we are even better suited to supply the hydrogen and fueling systems your facility requires.

Hydrogen for power, heating and utilities

Hydrogen pipeline illustrationHydrogen enables utilities to make use of excess renewable energy that could be stored long-term for seasonal use or sold to other industries. Because it is an energy carrier, a tremendous amount of energy utilizing hydrogen in large quantities for long periods of time can be used later in fuel cells to generate electricity, power and heat. It is also an effective energy source for backup power systems used for portable power.

Hydrogen for decarbonization in other industries

Biofuel Refining

Biofuels can be used as replacement for fossil fuels providing a lower carbon transportation fuel option.

Chemicals

Hydrogen is used to produce synthetic liquid fuels from biomass resulting in a lower carbon footprint.

Electronics

Semiconductor, display, LED & photovoltaic applications to lower carbon intensity.

Glass

Blends of traditional fuels with hydrogen may result in a reduction of carbon emissions.

Heat Treating

Hydrogen delivers reproducible benefits for brazing, sintering and metal hardening processes.

Steel

Utilizing a Tuyere air nozzle with added hydrogen as a co-injection gas reduces carbon emissions.

LINDE Industrial Applications for the Energy Industry

Oxygen-Enhanced Combustion

Our patented Oxygen-Enhanced Combustion applications can help lower NOx emissions in your industrial boilers, furnaces and fired heaters by up to 70%. When burning high-moisture high-ash fuels, this technology can increase output to nameplate capacity, while stabilizing and improving flame performance. Regardless of the application, Linde’s Oxygen-Enhanced Combustion is designed to help you generate cleaner power, faster.

Gasification and Syngas

With more than 100 years of experience designing, building and operating commercial air separation units, Linde has the technology and world-class engineering talent required to deliver the most efficient, reliable and competitively-priced oxygen supply for your gasification needs. We also offer partial oxidation (POx) technologies for improving production and quality of syngas from natural gas and other carbon sources ranging from coal to biomass to municipal waste.

Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG)

Utilizing the heat removing properties of cryogenic liquid nitrogen, Linde systems convert natural gas to LNG. Availability of Liquefied Natural Gas provides an economic fuel alternative to remote land-based and marine use points

Nitrogen Stripping

Remove harmful dissolved gases from your process fluids with our nitrogen stripping application. Together we can tailor a system that will meet your purity requirements.

Direct Oxygen Injection

Linde’s patented Direct Oxygen Injection technology improves oxygen transfer rates, production capacity and productivity. It also reduces foaming and flooding in your oxygen-limited aerobic fermentation and propagation reactors.

VOC Treatment & Recovery

Using liquid nitrogen as an indirect refrigerant, this application can condense Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) in your process streams, returning valuable products back to your business while utilizing the nitrogen for purging and blanketing operations.

Terminal Services

Linde has industry experience working with terminal operators to keep facilities operating with a focus on safety and efficiency. This helps terminal operations take advantage of cost-effective improvements.

Hydrogen for Fuel Cells

Linde has been providing hydrogen fuel and related technical support to fuel-cell developers and vehicle fleets for over a decade. And as the technologies become even more widespread, we are even better suited to supply the hydrogen and fueling systems your facility requires.

Industrial services for the energy industry and decarbonization applications

We do more than provide industrial gases and applications to the energy industry. Linde can also assist with decarbonization efforts. In total, we will help you to optimize every step of your process. From consultation to implementation and use, we offer a range of industrial services that help you monitor and manage your gas supply so you can focus on being as productive and efficient as possible.