Linde AG
frankfurt : LIN

November 23, 2011 03:18 ET

Linde supplies DLR gas turbine test stand with liquid hydrogen

MUNICH, GERMANY--(Marketwire - Nov 23, 2011) -

Linde AG /

Linde supplies DLR gas turbine test stand with liquid hydrogen

. Processed and transmitted by Thomson Reuters ONE.

The issuer is solely responsible for the content of this announcement.

Munich, 23 November 2011 - The technology company The Linde Group has been awarded a contract to supply hydrogen to the combustion chamber test facilities run by Germany's national research center for aeronautics and space (DLR) in Cologne.

At the DLR's combustion chamber test facilities run by the Institute of Propulsion Technology, researchers are investigating efficient, flexible, low-emission ways to burn fossil and alternative fuels. The objective is to further optimise efficiency in the combustion chambers of aircraft turbines and stationary gas turbines.

"This project clearly demonstrates how the special properties of hydrogen make it ideal for a wide range of innovative applications," says Dr Andreas Opfermann, Head of Clean Energy & Innovation Management at Linde. "Hydrogen is not just growing in popularity as a zero-emissions fuel in the automotive segment, it also has huge potential in the aviation industry and as large-scale electricity storage. We are proud to have the opportunity to channel our long-standing expertise into this exceptional DLR project."

Through this deal with Linde, DLR is addressing rising demand for test facilities specialised in alternative fuels. High energy density, carbon-free combustion and suitability for high-powered combustion engines are making hydrogen an extremely attractive option among turbine manufacturers. By 2013, Linde will have built an extensive on-site supply infrastructure, thus eliminating the need for high-pressure hydrogen deliveries by tube trailer trucks. At the heart of the new infrastructure is a cryogenic storage tank with an innovative cryopump system developed by Linde. This converts liquid hydrogen stored at a temperature of -253° C into high-pressure gaseous hydrogen. Direct compression of the liquid hydrogen reduces energy consumption compared with conventional compressor systems by up to 70%. It also reduces maintenance effort and wear-and-tear.

As the largest engineer of hydrogen plants worldwide, Linde has been producing hydrogen for the most varied of applications for over 100 years. These include the desulphurisation of fuel in the petrochemical industry. The company is also making a valuable and active contribution to the current move to build up a hydrogen refuelling network by developing the enabling technologies - innovative supply and refuelling solutions included.

The Linde Group is a world-leading gases and engineering company with around 50,000 employees working in more than 100 countries worldwide. In the 2010 financial year, it achieved sales of EUR 12.868 bn. The strategy of The Linde Group is geared towards sustainable earnings-based 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.

For more information, see The Linde Group online at

--- End of Message ---

Linde AG

Klosterhofstrasse 1 Munich Germany

WKN: 648300;ISIN: DE0006483001;Index:Prime All Share,HDAX,DAX,CDAX;

Listed: Freiverkehr in Niedersächsische Börse zu Hannover,

Prime Standard in Frankfurter Wertpapierbörse,

Regulierter Markt in Frankfurter Wertpapierbörse,

Regulierter Markt in Börse Stuttgart,

Regulierter Markt in Bayerische Börse München,

Regulierter Markt in Börse Berlin,

Regulierter Markt in Hanseatische Wertpapierbörse zu Hamburg,

Regulierter Markt in Börse Düsseldorf;

Press Release as PDF:

This announcement is distributed by Thomson Reuters on behalf of Thomson Reuters clients. The owner of this announcement warrants that:

(i) the releases contained herein are protected by copyright and other applicable laws; and

(ii) they are solely responsible for the content, accuracy and originality of the information contained therein.


Contact Information

  • Further information:

    Stefan Metz
    Telephone: +49.89.35757-1322

    Investor Relations
    Dr Dominik Heger
    Telephone: +49.89.35757-1334