Linde installs the 1st hydrogen filling station in Hungary



Linde inaugurated the country’s first hydrogen filling station on April 29, at the company’s Budapest site, the company told the Budapest Business Journal.

The ceremony was attended by László Palkovics, Minister of Innovation and Technology, Attila Steiner, Secretary of State and István Lepsényi, Head of the National Hydrogen Technology Platform.

The other participants in the hydrogen mobility event are the leaders of Toyota Central Europe Kft., Linde Magyarország Anyagmozgatási Kft. and Kontakt-Elektro Kft.

In addition to the inauguration of the country’s first hydrogen fueling station, the first nationwide test drive of the second-generation Toyota Mirai hydrogen fuel cell car was held, green hydrogen forklifts and a ship were been presented.

Linde says it is the only company in the world to cover the entire hydrogen value chain, from production and processing, storage and distribution to industrial use and daily consumption.

Zero-carbon green hydrogen plays a key role in the gradual transition to a more sustainable energy economy, as it has the potential to decarbonize many sectors of the global economy. Hydrogen is a zero emission fuel source for trains, buses, trucks, cars, forklifts and ships, among others. Linde has installed more than 200 hydrogen refueling stations and 80 hydrogen electrolysis plants around the world and operates an extensive network of hydrogen pipelines of approximately 1,000 kilometers.

During the ceremony, Minister of Innovation and Technology László Palkovics stressed that “Hungary’s future is national, high-tech and green. We consider acceptable actions that serve Hungarian long-term interests, provide modern solutions and are sustainable not only economically but also environmentally. The Hungarian strategic vision for hydrogen plays a role in this, and the inauguration and test operation of the first hydrogen filling station is an important step in its implementation. Today we are one step closer to our goal of becoming climate neutral in Hungary by 2050. “

Ákos Hegedüs, Managing Director of Linde Gáz Magyarország, said: “We are proud that Linde is the first company in Hungary to enable the filling of cars, commercial vehicles and ships powered by hydrogen. This is an important milestone in the life of the company and a huge opportunity for Hungarian users. “

Andreas X. Müller, Head of Linde’s Hungarian-Austrian Cluster added: “Linde has over 100 years of experience in the production of hydrogen and has been at the forefront of the development of hydrogen technology for over 25 years. years. Being the global leader in the production, processing, storage and distribution of hydrogen LINDE is currently involved in the implementation and financing of many large hydrogen projects around the world, leveraging our proprietary technology ranging from the production by electrolysis of green hydrogen for the construction and operation of hydrogen filling stations. of sustainability and a leader in the clean hydrogen industry, we are also currently exploring other investment opportunities in Hungary for the large-scale deployment of hydrogen technology. “


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