- Additive Manufacturing Processes
- Analysis & Instrumentation
- Cleaning, Polishing & Grinding
- Clinical Analysis & Diagnostics
- Coating & Surface Treatment
- Controlled & Modified Atmospheres
- Cutting, Joining and Heating
- Energy Storage
- Freezing & Cooling
- Fumigation & Pest Control
- Heat Treatment
- Hydrogen solution
- Inerting, purging, sparging
- Leisure & Hospitality
- Melting & Heating
- Petrochemical Processing & Refining
- Pharmaceutical Processing
- Plastics & Rubber Processing
- Process Chemistry
- Water and Wastewater Treatment
As of summer 2016, the BeeZero car sharing service will be up and running in our hometown of Munich, Germany. It is the first in the world to exclusively use hydrogen-powered fuel-cell cars.
Why car sharing?
BeeZero is the brainchild of The Linde Group’s newly founded subsidiary – Linde Hydrogen Concepts. The unit leverages the century of experience that Linde has with hydrogen to realise innovative applications. It also synergises two mobility trends that are gaining a lot of ground at the moment – car sharing and zero emissions.
Zero emissions – and not just from the tailpipe
BeeZero is using ‘Hyundai ix35 Fuel Cell’ cars. The only emission FCVs (fuel-cell vehicles) produce is water. Water so clean you could drink it. Combine that with the fact that the hydrogen fuel is sourced from green production methods – which use sustainable resources – and you get sustainable operation. That is our vision for the future of mobility.
Filling a gap in the market
Where fuel-cell cars truly come into their own is the range that they are able to travel on a single tank of hydrogen: over 400 kilometres! The hydrogen vehicles therefore lend themselves particularly well to medium-distance journeys. A round-trip out of town, to the surrounding lakes or mountains for example, is perfectly feasible on a full hydrogen tank, whereas battery-powered electric cars would need to be recharged.