California Continues to Add Green Fueling Options

Joanna Schroeder

Linde North America, a member of The Linde Group, which is one of the world’s largest hydrogen energy producers, will be showcasing two of its green fueling options to California residents during the San Francisco International Auto Show, which opens on Thanksgiving day.

The first featured project highlights refuse trucks that are running on natural gas. The fuel is produced at a plant in Linde built in Livermore, and is in partnership with Waste Management. The plant captures gases from landfill garbage and coverts them to liquefied natural gas. The second project of note is with the San Francisco International Airport. Beginning in 2010, the airport will begin running a fleet of shuttle buses as well as fuel cell vehicles and Linde is building a hydrogen fueling station to meet these needs.

“Filling up the tank in California has gotten cleaner and greener in recent months,” said Mike Beckman, Linde’s Vice President, Alternative Energy. “Linde believes alternative energy technologies such as hydrogen and biogas will clean our environment, boost energy diversity, and spur economic growth. But we need to make it easy for average citizens to take advantage of these alternative fuels.”

People who attend the auto show can visit the company’s booth #1083 to learn more about both of these projects.

Hydrogen, Liquefied natural gas (LNG)