First Hydrogen Station Open in the Leipzig Region

By October 16, 2018 2   min read  (396 words)

October 16, 2018 |

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  • H2 MOBILITY, Linde and TOTAL open new H 2 station in Leipzig. 
  • Location strengthens environmentally friendly mobility in Saxony. 
  • Plant allows refueling of about 40 vehicles per day.   
  • EU funding under the Hydrogen Mobility Europe (H2ME) project.

Drivers of fuel cell cars can now also refuel in Leipzig. Partners H2 MOBILITY, Linde and TOTAL today launched the first hydrogen refueling station in the region at TOTAL Autohof Poststraße. This closed another important gap in the H 2 network along the German motorway.

The technology for the hydrogen plant at the TOTAL petrol station in Leipzig originates from Linde and makes it possible to refuel around 40 vehicles per day. The owner and operator is the joint venture H2 MOBILITY, in which the companies Air Liquide, Daimler, Linde, OMV, Shell and TOTAL have joined forces. The first goal of the partners is the operation of 100 stations in German metropolitan areas as well as along highways and highways until the end of 2019. With the ramp-up of vehicle numbers then added to another 300 hydrogen refueling stations.

For the construction of the hydrogen station in Leipzig, H2 MOBILITY received funding from the Fuel Cells and Hydrogen 2 Joint Undertaking (FCH 2 JU) under Grant Agreement No. 671438. The Joint Undertaking will be funded by the EU's Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation and Hydrogen Europe and Hydrogen Europe Research.

H2 MOBILITY is part of Hydrogen Mobility Europe (H2ME), a flagship project funded by the FCH JU that unites Europe's leading initiatives in hydrogen mobility – in Germany, France, the United Kingdom and Scandinavia. Through H2ME, FCH JU is supporting the construction of a large-scale H 2 filling station infrastructure with the aim of enabling emission-free driving throughout Europe.  

E-mobility with hydrogen reduces CO 2 emissions

Environmentally-friendly electromobility with hydrogen does not cause either local pollutants or CO 2 emissions and, thanks to short refueling times and long ranges, offers a high degree of driving comfort. Fuel cell vehicles can be refueled in less than five minutes with energy for up to 800 kilometers.

As a pioneer in its industry, TOTAL has been active in the development of hydrogen mobility since 2002. Today, around one third of all public H 2 stations in Germany are located in TOTAL locations. Other filling stations in the region are currently under construction and planning, for example at TOTAL filling stations in Magdeburg, Erfurt and Neuruppin. Linde will soon open another H 2 station in Halle.


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