Linde LienHwa to Build and Operate Taiwan’s first Hydrogen Refueling Station in Tainan, Tree Valley Park.

The first batch of hydrogen trucks expected to arrive in 2023.

Taipei,  Linde LienHwa Industrial Gases, a Joint Venture of Linde PLC (NYSE: LIN; FWB: LIN) and the Mitac-Synnex Group, announced today it will start construction of Taiwan’s first ever Linde FuelTech Hydrogen Refueling Station.  Spearheading the zero-carbon emission revolution in Taiwan, Linde LienHwa will offer hydrogen for zero carbon emission hydrogen fuel cell vehicles in their Tainan Tree Valley Park Industrial Zone site, Southern Taiwan. Hydrogen is rapidly being adopted as a viable, zero carbon alternative to diesel for the heavy mobility market, which accounts for 12-15% of total carbon emissions. To assist Taiwan jumpstart its hydrogen road map infrastructure plans, LLH is taking the lead and demonstrating the viability and ease of converting and implementing this fuel technology.

In late February 2022, Mitac-Synnex Group and Hyzon Motors Inc., the leading global supplier of hydrogen fuel cell commercial vehicles, signed a MOU to jointly develop hydrogen fuel cell commercial vehicles for the Taiwan market; the first batch of hydrogen trucks expected to arrive in 2023.

With Mitac-Synnex Group's market experience, Hyzon Motors’ technology, and together with the support of relevant Taiwanese agencies, this collaboration shall include tailor-made hydrogen fuel cell commercial vehicles, as well as logistics, operations, and management, etc.; thus creating unique value for every stage of the hydrogen transportation industry chain.

Linde LienHwa has been the largest supplier of blue hydrogen for over 25 years, which is produced through a steam-methane reforming (SMR) method. This is currently the eco-friendliest and energy conserving hydrogen production process, which also captures more than 70%  of carbon dioxide through Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) while producing high purity “blue” hydrogen. In addition to supplying the gas, Linde LienHwa will build and operate the hydrogen filling station, which is expected to commence for service in early 2023. This demonstration “proof of concept” station will provide blue hydrogen, with a pressure of 350~700bar, for a full range of fuel cell vehicles expected to arrive in Taiwan over the coming years. The hydrogen fueling station will initially be offered to the government and select customers to allow for testing and validation. 

 "We are excited to frontier Taiwan’s hydrogen energy solutions, being that we are the most experienced gas suppliers in the world.” says Alex Tong, LLH’s President and CEO. "We have long known that hydrogen as a clean fuel option has the potential to make significant contributions to the islands decarbonization goals. Establishing hydrogen as a zero-emission and efficient fuel for the future of Taiwan’s transportation industry will bring tremendous benefits for the local environment. We expect to establish more refueling stations as demand grows in Taiwan."

 Linde PLC is a global leader in the production, processing, storage and distribution of hydrogen. It has the largest liquid hydrogen capacity and distribution system in the world. The company also operates the world's first high-purity hydrogen storage cavern coupled with an unrivalled pipeline network to reliably supply its customers. Linde is at the forefront in the transition to clean hydrogen and has installed over 200 hydrogen fuelling stations and 80 hydrogen electrolysis plants worldwide. The company offers the latest electrolysis technology through its newly formed joint venture ITM Linde Electrolysis.