Linde has commenced operations on its hydrogen fueling station at AC Transit’s Emeryville, California, municipal bus operating division.

The hydrogen fueling station fuels 12 fuel cell buses and about 20 passenger cars a day.

Linde North America is a member of The Linde Group, a leader in the design, construction and operation of the most efficient and reliable hydrogen vehicle fueling systems.

AC Transit is the transit bus operator for 13 cities in the East Bay Area, including Emeryville, Oakland and Berkeley, and also operates trans-bay service to San Francisco.

The Emeryville hydrogen fueling station is one of two Linde is supplying to AC Transit.

The second, located at the Oakland operating division, is expected to begin operating in the next year.

Both stations are part of AC Transit’s HyRoad project, which seeks to demonstrate the commercial viability of hydrogen fuel cell technology for the public transport industry.

Each bus is projected to travel 36,000 miles per year, reducing carbon emissions by 44 metric tons per year when using methane as a source of fuel, or 103 metric tons using renewables.

The Linde Group is a gases and engineering company.