San Francisco International Airport will have a hydrogen fuelling station by 2010, designed and installed by Linde North America.

The fuelling station will be used by fuel cell vehicle drivers and will fuel the airport’s fleet of shuttle buses.

San Francisco International Airport director John L Martin said that the development and installation of a hydrogen fuelling was an extension of the airport’s commitment to tackling green issues.

The dispensing system, Linde MaxFueler 90 uses fast-fill technology for quick and easy hydrogen fuelling.

Linde partners with San Mateo County, the Bay Area Air Quality Management District, PROPEL FUELS and automakers that include GM, Daimler and Hyundai to supply safe and reliable hydrogen refuelling systems.

The California Air Resources Board has awarded a $1.7m grant for the installation.

San Francisco Municipal Transportation Authority’s hybrid transit buses use hydrogen fuel cell battery and low-sulphur biodiesel technologies.