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Linde, LLC. (Linde) is in the process of designing, procuring equipment to construct seven new hydrogen refueling stations. Following evaluation, the company may design, procure equipment for, and construct another station, bringing the total to eight stations The Linde stations in West Sacramento and San Juan Capistrano are operational. Those planned for Foster City, Los Altos, Mountain View, and San Ramon are in permitting processes. The Linde station initially planned to be located at the Oakland Airport will undergo consideration for a location change. Each of these Linde stations will have the capacity to dispense up to 300 kilograms (kg) of hydrogen daily. On average, each car uses 0.7 kg/day, so the 2,400 kg of hydrogen from these eight stations can support a fleet of up to 3,400 FCEVs daily.

Grant Amount

The Energy Commission is providing $12,670,197.

Match Funding

Linde, Inc. will provide match funding of $5,155,684.

Project Benefits

Fuel Cell Electric Vehicles (FCEVs) produce zero tailpipe emissions and will reduce lifecycle greenhouse gas emissions by 44 percent compared to a conventional gasoline vehicle, depending on the percentage of renewable hydrogen dispensed. This project exemplifies California's commitment to commercializing zero emission vehicles (ZEVs) that use hydrogen as a fuel and it supports California's plan to diversify transportation fuels. Automobile manufacturers plan to roll out hydrogen FCEVs in the 2015-2017 timeframe, and this project is part of California's vision to expand the network of hydrogen refueling stations to 100.

Grant Agreement Number: ARV-10-038, ARV-12-057, and ARV-14-018

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