Berlin–NOW – the National Organisation for Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technology, today recognised three HyPerformers in the ‘HyLand – Hydrogen Regions in Germany’ competition – and all three of them involved the participation of H2 MOBILITY Deutschland.
“This is excellent news for hydrogen mobility in Germany,” said Nikolas Iwan, Managing Director of H2 MOBILITY Deutschland, commenting on the announcement. The award-winning projects were HyBayern in the Landshut region, Hyways for Future in the Northwest Oldenburg/Bremen metropolitan region, and H2Rivers in the Rhine-Neckar metropolitan region. In the winning regions, H2 MOBILITY is building a total of ten hydrogen stations, seven of them medium-size.
HyBayern has the goal of accelerating the commercialisation of fuel-cell and hydrogen technologies. H2 MOBILITY supports the construction of ‘Medium’-size hydrogen filling stations in the districts of Munich, Ebersberg and Landshut to supply fuel-cell-powered cars, buses, and smaller commercial vehicles.
The Hyways for Future project is initially focusing on the use of hydrogen-powered cars, buses and waste-collection vehicles in the two big cities of Bremen and Oldenburg. H2 MOBILITY Deutschland is building three medium-size hydrogen filling stations here. Subsequently, the experience gained and the infrastructure will be used to extend the project to other districts and municipalities in the Weser-Ems region. One component of the project is the regenerative production of hydrogen by electrolysis.
In the H2Rivers project, H2 MOBILITY is building four hydrogen stations, one of them medium-sized. The purpose of H2Rivers is to establish a regional hydrogen economy in the Rhine-Neckar metropolitan region around Mannheim, Ludwigshafen and Heidelberg, involving local industrial and public players. Economic synergy effects are to be created across the entire value chain – from regenerative generation, to distribution over short distances, to the use of hydrogen in mobility.
With 400 kilograms of hydrogen and several dispensers, medium-size stations have more than twice the capacity of the small hydrogen stations that have been primarily built in Germany to date. These filling stations support mobility concepts for passenger transport and delivery traffic as well as opening up an additional sales channel for hydrogen production.
The announcement marks the end of the final phase of the ‘HyLand – Hydrogen Regions in Germany’ funding competition. HyLand is part of the National Innovation Programme for Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technology (NIP). NOW GmbH, a state-owned company, is the coordinator of the initiative.
The HyLand Regions project centres on the integration of renewable hydrogen in the transport sector. In the HyPerformer category, regions were invited to apply for funding to put existing concepts into practice. The three winners in the HyPerformer category will each receive 20 million euros in the form of investment grants.
Source: H2 Mobility