LAKE FOREST, Calif. – Quantum Fuel Systems Technologies Worldwide, Inc. (NASDAQ: QTWW), a global leader in natural gas storage systems, integration and vehicle system technologies, in partnership with Linde North America, announces the first hydrogen dispensing system that measures hydrogen mass with connectivity to retail interface and user friendly payment features. The system was installed in West Sacramento and was unveiled at a grand opening hosted by the California Fuel Cell Partnership, Ramos Oil and Linde.
"For over a decade of development and prototyping, we have achieved the breakthrough of measuring and dispensing hydrogen fuel for commercial use in fuel-cell vehicles," said Brian Olson, CEO of Quantum Technologies. "We are pleased with the results of our agreement with Linde and can expect further joint development efforts to the changing industry and standards," continued Mr. Olson.
In partnership with Linde, Quantum has developed a highly specialized Hydrogen Dispenser system for 35 and 70 MPa service. For the first time, measuring the mass of hydrogen from a dispensing unit was successful and has received conditional approval for commercial service in California by the Department of Measurements and Standards. This is the first public accessible Hydrogen refueling station that has demonstrated SAE compliant fast fill performance with accurate mass flow measurement.
In addition to the development of dispensers, Quantum's flag ship type IV tank, Q-Lite™, takes full advantage of maximizing gas and reducing storage weight not only experienced with CNG but also hydrogen.
About Quantum: Quantum Fuel Systems Technologies Worldwide, Inc. is a leader in the innovation, development and production of hydrogen and natural gas fuel storage systems and the integration of vehicle system technologies including engine and vehicle control systems and drivetrains. Quantum produces one of the most innovative, advanced, and light weight hydrogen and compressed natural gas storage tanks in the world and supplies these tanks, in addition to fully integrated gas storage systems, to truck and automotive OEMs and aftermarket and OEM truck integrators. Quantum provides low emission and fast to market solutions to support the integration and production of natural gas fuel and storage systems, hybrid, fuel cell, and specialty vehicles, as well as hydrogen refueling stations. Quantum is headquartered in Lake Forest, California, and has operations and affiliations in the United States, Canada, and India.
About Linde: In the 2013 financial year, The Linde Group generated revenue of USD 23.1 bn (EUR 16.655 bn), making it the largest gases and engineering company in the world with approximately 63,500 employees working in more than 100 countries worldwide. The strategy of The Linde 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. The company is committed to technologies and products that unite the goals of customer value and sustainable development.
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