Munich, 4 February 2014 - The technology company The Linde Group will intensify its involvement in the Shell Eco-marathon, becoming a "Global Paddock Partner" for this year's event. Shell Eco-marathon is one of the world's most challenging student innovation competitions and takes place annually in Europe, America and Asia.
"Hydrogen fuel technology is a fascinating area of development for both Shell and us. We are delighted to partner with Shell in this official capacity, supporting students who are developing this technology in an environment about which we care passionately. We are sure that the work undertaken at the Shell Eco-marathons will benefit future R&D and that today's students will be a driving force for tomorrow's car development," commented Markus Bachmeier, Head of Hydrogen Solutions at Linde.
Linde is the exclusive hydrogen supplier to the European edition of Shell Eco-marathon for the fourth consecutive year. Race teams using a fuel cell power unit for their competition vehicles are supplied with hydrogen in ready-to-install gas cylinders. Furthermore, Linde's long-standing expertise in hydrogen enables them not only to manage the hydrogen logistics but also to provide valuable technical support and advice to the student teams from across the world.
Besides pushing the boundaries of fuel efficiency, Shell Eco-marathon is also an educational platform, giving innovators practical experience of developing smarter, sustainable transportation. Linde welcomes this opportunity to present itself to a particularly highly motivated and skilled group of future engineers from all around the world.
This year's events are scheduled for 6-9 February in Manila, Philippines, 25-27 April in Houston, USA, and 15-18 May in Rotterdam, Netherlands. Each of them will host between 100 and 200 student teams from across Asia, the Americas and Europe, respectively.
As the world's largest manufacturer of hydrogen plants, Linde covers the entire technology spectrum required to successfully use hydrogen as an energy carrier – from generation to refuelling. So far, Linde has equipped over 80 fuelling stations in 15 countries with innovative hydrogen refuelling technology.
About The Linde Group
The Linde Group is a world-leading gases and engineering company with around 63,000 employees in more than 100 countries worldwide. In the 2012 financial year, Linde generated revenue of EUR 15.280 bn. The strategy of the Group is geared towards long-term profitable growth and focuses on the expansion of its international business with forward-looking products and services. Linde acts responsibly towards its shareholders, business partners, employees, society and the environment – in every one of its business areas, regions and locations across the globe. Linde is committed to technologies and products that unite the goals of customer value and sustainable development.
Under the "Clean Technology by Linde" label, the company offers a wide range of products and technologies that help to render renewable energy sources financially viable, and significantly slow down the depletion of fossil resources or reduce the level of CO2 emitted. This ranges from specialty gases for solar module manufacturing, industrial-scale CO2 separation and application technologies to alternative fuels and energy carriers such as liquefied natural gas (LNG) and hydrogen.
For more information go to http://www.linde.com/cleantechnology.
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