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Linde awarded $4.3M to build Calif. hydrogen fuel stations

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Linde North America announced Tuesday that it had received $4.3 million from the California Energy Commission to construct retail hydrogen fueling stations in the northern part of that state.

Linde, which has its headquarters in Murray Hill, said in a news release the stations will be located at the Oakland International Airport and on San Ramon property owned by Toyota, adjacent to its San Francisco Regional Office and Parts Distribution Center.

This award was part of a $46.6 million funding program, which will enable eight applicants to construct 28 hydrogen fueling locations in California, Linde said.

"This is a huge shot in the arm for the commercialization of hydrogen-fueled cars,” Mike Beckman, head of Hydrogen Fueling for Linde North America, said in the release. “Not just for California and the U.S., but for the global initiative as well. California is taking the lead, and by adding additional funds for 28 new retail stations sends a strong message about how serious one market is about setting up the infrastructure to promote the introduction of zero-emission vehicles."

Linde North America is part of The Linde Group, a global hydrogen energy producer and developer of alternative fuel technologies.


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