If California is going to sink millions upon millions to expand its hydrogen-refueling infrastructure, shouldn't at least some of that infrastructure be operated by a company that actually produces hydrogen fuel? Why, yes, and that's the case with Linde North America. The company has announced it will build two publicly-accessible hydrogen stations in Northern California, courtesy of a $4.3 million grant from the California Energy Commission (CEC).
The Alameda-Contra Costa Transit District (AC Transit), which services the east San Francisco Bay area, is now operating a fleet of fuel cell buses and Linde North America is installing two new hydrogen fueling stations to fill them up. The hydrogen stations are being installed at AC Transit's Emeryville and Oakland depots and will use Linde's Ionic compression technology.