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Quantum enters into 3-year partnership agreement with Linde; supplying hydrogen refueling systems
31 January 2013
Quantum Fuel Systems Technologies Worldwide, Inc. has received a purchase order from Linde LLC, an affiliate of The Linde Group, for gaseous hydrogen refueling systems as the first order under the three-year partnership agreement.
The hydrogen systems will be specially designed, built and commissioned in support of Linde’s USA-based hydrogen refueling station projects. The systems will support refueling at both 5,000 and 10,000 psi (35 and 70 MPa) service pressures, and will come integrated with a remote gas management system, authentication and point of sale systems.
Quantum holds multiple patents related to hydrogen fueling systems, and has designed and built 13 systems for General Motors, Shell Oil, the US Army, AeroVironment/NASA and others in support of hydrogen fuel cell programs.
Linde’s partnership agreement with Quantum leverages our industry-leading high performance hydrogen compression technology and helps Linde meet its commitment to bring safe, reliable and fast-fueling hydrogen stations to the consumers of fuel cell vehicles. Linde is spending millions of dollars on California-based companies in the deployment of hydrogen fueling stations and this expands that investment in the State via the design and build of a critical component of the station, the hydrogen fueling dispenser.—Steve Eckhardt, Linde’s head of Business Development – Alternative Energy
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