Linde has been selected by Norwegian ferry operator Norled to supply liquid hydrogen and related infrastructure for the hydrogen-powered ferry, which will transport both cars and passengers.
Linde will provide a full-service solution to the MF Hydra ferry in Norway. Liquid hydrogen will be supplied from Linde’s new 24MW electrolyzer at the Leuna Chemical Complex in Germany, which will use PEM (Proton Exchange Membrane) technology to produce green hydrogen.
Linde will also build and install onshore and onboard hydrogen storage, distribution and safety equipment. Supply of hydrogen is scheduled to start in 2022, at which point the fuel cell-powered ferry will reduce its annual carbon emissions by up to 95%.
“Hydrogen is a powerful energy carrier with proven potential for reducing carbon emissions when used in mobility. We are proud to be working with Norled and, together, take the lead in developing the marine sector’s transition to climate-friendly fuels.”Armando Botello, president Europe North, Linde.