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.
A byproduct of biodiesel production could soon yield another alternative fuel: hydrogen. The Linde Group will be building a demonstration plant later this year to turn glycerine into hydrogen. The plant, which will come on line in mid-2010, is being built on the same site as an existing facility in Leuna, Germany. The glycerine will be converted to a hydrogen-rich gas via a pyrolisis and reformation process. That gas will be fed into an existing hydrogen processing facility to be purified and li