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Liquid hydrogen technology for vehicles

Fuel Cell Technology and Applications

Hydrogen storage and hydrogen generation

Development prospects for hydrogen storage

  1. J. Wolf

Published Online: 15 DEC 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9780470974001.f302008

Handbook of Fuel Cells

Handbook of Fuel Cells

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Wolf, J. 2010. Liquid hydrogen technology for vehicles. Handbook of Fuel Cells. .

Author Information

  1. Linde AG, Linde Gas, Munich, Germany

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 15 DEC 2010


The paper provides information about the advantages of using of liquid hydrogen (LH2) compared with compressed gaseous hydrogen gas. The necessity of specially designed tank systems to fit the restricted available space within the vehicles is highlighted. The hermetic clean break coupling for the filling/refilling of cryogenic fuel systems, which enables safe and easy handling, extremely short filling and coupling times as well as a high rate of filling sequences, is presented. The indispensable basic element of the world's first public LH2 filling station in Munich airport — the robot application of this coupling — is illustrated.


  • hydrogen;
  • liquid hydrogen;
  • tank systems;
  • filling station;
  • hydrogen filling station