Missouri’s first hydrogen vehicle refuelling station opened in Rolla. Linde will supply gaseous hydrogen for the station, which is located at Missouri University of Science and Technology’s E3 (E-cubed) Commons development.
Linde is delivering, storing and supplying fuel cell-grade gaseous hydrogen for the station on behalf of the Gas Technology Institute, which has partnered with the university to supply the station. Linde also will provide technical support to GTI to ensure the safe and efficient performance of the refuelling system. GTI is headquartered in Des Plaines, Illinois.
The opening coincided with a stop along the Hydrogen Road Tour, a coast-to-coast tour of hydrogen vehicles organized by the US Department of Transportation, Department of Energy, and two industry associations: the California Fuel Cell Partnership and the National Hydrogen Association. Nine automakers are participating.
For the tour, Linde is supplying liquid hydrogen to fuel BMW’s Hydrogen 7 Series cars. The liquid hydrogen is produced in Magog, Quebec, where it derives the hydrogen from water using renewable hydroelectric power.