The Royal Dutch Shell Group of Companies are working to support the development of a global hydrogen market by creating an end-to-end business stretching from solar and wind to hydrogen production and finally supplying a growing range of customers in transport, heavy industry and other hard-to-decarbonise sectors.
Daimler Truck AG is focusing on hydrogen-powered fuel-cells for the electrification of its vehicles for flexible and demanding long-haul transport. It aims to achieve ranges of up to 1,000 kilometres and more without any stops for refuelling. In April 2021, the truck manufacturer began to conduct rigorous tests of the first new enhanced prototype of its Mercedes-Benz GenH2 Truck, which was unveiled in 2020. Customer trials are scheduled to begin in 2023. The first series-produced GenH2 Trucks are expected to be handed over to customers starting in 2027. Also in April 2021, Daimler Truck AG and Volvo Group officially launched their new fuel-cell joint venture cellcentric.
IVECO designs, manufactures and markets a wide range of light, medium and heavy commercial vehicles, off-road trucks, and vehicles for applications such as off-road missions. IVECO is investing in electric and hydrogen technology with driveline specialist FPT Industrial, also part of CNH Industrial, and through its partnership with Nikola Corporation.
OMV produces and markets oil and gas, as well as chemical products and solutions in a responsible way and develops innovative solutions for a circular economy. Sustainability is an integral part of OMV’s corporate strategy. OMV supports the transition to a lower-carbon economy and has set measurable targets for reducing carbon intensity.
Volvo Group’s ambition is that 100% of our products are fossil fuel free enabled from 2040. There will be a gradual shift into electric, both battery and fuel cell electric. For use cases with heavier loads or longer distances, hydrogen fuel cells will be an important technology. The two technologies complement each other and both will be needed in order for us to build the sustainable transport system of tomorrow. In April 2021, the Volvo Group and Daimler Truck AG launched a fuel-cell joint venture cellcentric which will develop, produce and commercialize fuel-cell systems.
TotalEnergies is a broad energy company that produces and markets energies on a global scale: oil and biofuels, natural gas and green gases, renewables and electricity. Our 105,000 employees are committed to energy that is ever more affordable, clean, reliable and accessible to as many people as possible. Active in more than 130 countries, TotalEnergies puts sustainable development in all its dimensions at the heart of its projects and operations to contribute to the well-being of people.
TotalEnergies is looking into the production of clean hydrogen and has been working for several years on the development of concrete use cases, for the decarbonization of industrial processes as well as in mobility and gas. TotalEnergies is notably involved as industrial user, within its refineries, and as a player in its development as a fuel especially in Germany with H2 Mobility.
Linde is a leading global industrial gases and engineering company serving a variety of end markets including chemicals & refining, food & beverage, electronics, healthcare, manufacturing and metals. The company has been in the hydrogen business for over 100 years and was one of the first to look at using hydrogen for decarbonizing mobility in the 1970’s. Over the years Linde has invested over $6.5 bn in developing its hydrogen business and today this generates around $2.2 bn of revenue globally.
Linde covers the full spectrum of the hydrogen value chain, from production and processing to storage and distribution. The company has the largest liquid hydrogen production capacity and distribution system in the world and operates a pipeline network of approximately 1,000 kilometers globally to reliably supply its customers. With close to 200 hydrogen fueling stations and 80 hydrogen electrolysis plants worldwide, Linde is actively contributing to the transition to clean energy through its expertise, extensive network and infrastructure.