Linde plc (Guildford, U.K.) announced plans to increase its green hydrogen production capacity in Ontario, California, in response to growing demand from the mobility market.
Linde will build, own and operate the first of several planned five-megawatt PEM (proton exchange membrane) electrolyzers to increase its hydrogen capacity. Following this initial investment, the new electrolyzer together with the existing plant will produce enough green hydrogen to avoid up to 75,000 metric tons of carbon dioxide equivalent emissions per year. Expected to start up in the second half of 2024, the new electrolyzer is one of several green hydrogen projects Linde is planning across the United States.
“We continue to see growing demand for green hydrogen as decarbonization in the mobility sector becomes a reality,” said Marcos Cuevas, Vice President West Region, Linde. “As the largest liquid hydrogen producer in the U.S., we are proud to leverage our technology and expertise to help California achieve its ambitious climate goals.”
As one of the world’s leading industrial gases and engineering companies, Linde is playing a key role in the clean energy transition. The company is actively helping its customers to decarbonize their operations with the latest hydrogen technologies through its world-class engineering organization, key alliances and ventures. Growing its established hydrogen business across the value chain, Linde is implementing clean hydrogen projects across a range of applications and industries.