Linde recently announced it will build, own and operate the world's largest PEM (Proton Exchange Membrane) electrolyzer plant at the Leuna Chemical Complex in Germany.
The new 24㎿ electrolyzer will produce hydrogen to supply Linde's industrial customers through the company's existing pipeline network. In addition, Linde will distribute liquefied hydrogen to refueling stations and other industrial customers in the region. The total green hydrogen being produced can fuel approximately 600 fuel cell buses, driving 40 million kilometers and saving up to 40,000 tons of carbon dioxide tailpipe emissions per year.
The electrolyzer will be built by ITM Linde Electrolysis, a joint venture between Linde and ITM Power, using high-efficiency PEM technology. The plant is due to start production in the second half of 2022.