A new hydrogen fueling station, delivered by H2 Logic, was inaugurated in Aarhus, the 2nd largest city in Denmark. The station is the eighth in the country and is part of an effort to secure a countrywide network in all the major cities.
In conjunction with the hydrogen station opening a fleet of 10 Fuel Cell Electric Vehicles from Hyundai and Toyota were delivered to the City of Aarhus.
The station in Aarhus ensures that hydrogen fueling is also available in the 2nd largest city in Denmark, and at the same time it completes the highway corridor stretching from Norway down through Denmark and to Hamburg in Germany.
Today the Danish hydrogen station network is one among the densest for an entire country in the world. This is greatly supporting the FCEV market introduction efforts by major car manufacturers.
2015 marked a breakthrough for FCEVs in Denmark, with the country fleet more than doubling to 52 vehicles as both Hyundai and Toyota are now active on sales, and with Honda expected to follow during 2016. The hydrogen sales increased 88% during 2015 and three new hydrogen stations were opened.
The Aarhus station is operated by Danish Hydrogen Fuel A/S (DHF), a joint-venture between the oil company OK, gas company Strandmøllen and H2 Logic. DHF targets to build up to five hydrogen fueling stations onwards 2016, where the Aarhus station is the second in operation.
The Aarhus station, as well as the remainder of the Danish network is based on H2Station® technology from H2 Logic that provides 70MPa fast fuelling in accordance with international standards. H2Station® technology has a long proven track-record of reliable operation and is used on a daily basis in several European countries.
The hydrogen station in Aarhus is part of the HyFIVE demonstration project supported by the European FCH-JU program www.hyfive.eu and the Danish Energy Agency.