H2 update: Linde
Linde recently opened the world's first hydrogen filling station for fuel cell passenger ships in Hamburg. The Zemship filling station provides fill-ups of hydrogen gas for this "zero emissions ship". The first passenger ship for 100 people to be operated via a hydrogen fuel cell will convey passengers on the Alster and the Elbe rivers. For fuelling, liquid hydrogen stored at a temperature of -253°C is transformed into hydrogen gas in an evaporator and then compressed up to 450 bar via a two-stage compressor system. With 120 000 hydrogen fill-ups by the end of last year, the company has set a new fuelling record. To prove that hydrogen is well-suited as a fuel for ships, the Hamburg Office of Urban Planning and Environmental Affairs has brought together Germanische Lloyd AG, Proton Motor, Hamburger Hochbahn AG, The Linde Group, Alster-Touristik GmbH, Hochschule fuer Angewandte Wissenschaften Hamburg, hySolutions GmbH and The UJV Nuclear Research Institute for this EU-sponsored project.