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Germany: 90th Hydrogen Station Opens

By February 8, 2021 3   min read  (517 words)

February 8, 2021 |

90th Hydrogen Station Opens

IrschenbergDrivers of fuel cell vehicles can fill up at more and more filling stations: H2 MOBILITY Deutschland and its shareholders OMV and Air Liquide put the hydrogen (H2) station in Irschenberg into operation on.

The network of H2 filling stations is growing. As of today, there are 90 H2 filling stations in Germany. The expansion will be continued as required. The expansion focuses on the metropolitan regions of Rhine / Ruhr and Rhine / Main, as well as Hamburg, Berlin, Munich, Nuremberg, Stuttgart and the important connecting roads.

There are already 18 H2 filling stations in Bavaria. The new location at the OMV petrol station, Wendling 14 in Irschenberg, is conveniently located on the federal highway 472, in the immediate vicinity of the A8 and thus closes an important gap between Munich and Salzburg and Innsbruck.

“We are very pleased that the municipality of Irschenberg, with its central location, can once again be a location for promising energies”, said Mayor Klaus Meixner on the occasion of the commissioning.

“Compared to fossil fuels, hydrogen offers many advantages. If we want alternative drives beyond the combustion engine to be used, we have to significantly expand the infrastructure. I therefore welcome the fact that in future it will also be possible to refuel with hydrogen in the Miesbach district, ”says Ilse Aigner, President of the Bavarian State Parliament.

Hydrogen is used to refuel electric vehicles with fuel cells. Your advantages: no noise, no pollutants, but the same use, speed and range as a car with a petrol or diesel engine. Hydrogen vehicles have ranges of 500 to 700 kilometers and refuel in just three to five minutes. The filling station technology comes from the gases and technology company Air Liquide. The system holds around 200 kilograms of hydrogen and is state-of-the-art.

Hydrogen offers the opportunity to expand the fuel supply in the transport sector in a climate-friendly way, because with the help of hydrogen, especially if it is generated with renewable energy, climate-damaging CO2 emissions can be significantly reduced.

The hydrogen station in Irschenberg was funded by the European Commission in the trans-European Transport Network (TEN-T CEF) in the Connecting Hydrogen Refueling Stations (COHRS) project.

About H2 MOBILITY

H2 MOBILITY Deutschland GmbH & Co. KG is responsible for the nationwide development of a hydrogen infrastructure in Germany. The first goal is to operate 100 hydrogen stations in seven German metropolitan areas (Hamburg, Berlin, Rhine-Ruhr, Frankfurt, Nuremberg, Stuttgart and Munich) as well as along the connecting highways and motorways. At all stations, cars and light commercial vehicles (small vans) can fill up with 700 bar and require 5 kg (sometimes up to 8 kg) of hydrogen.

From 2021, further stations will be built where there is demand for commercial vehicles and a public filling station makes sense for a growing network of filling stations for cars. H2 MOBILITY takes on all tasks – planning, construction, operation and marketing – that are necessary for a successful network expansion and operation.

H2 MOBILITY shareholders are Air Liquide, Daimler, Linde, OMV, Shell and TOTAL. BMW, Honda, Hyundai, Toyota and Volkswagen as well as the NOW GmbH National Organization Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technology advise H2 MOBILITY as an associated partner.

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