A new hydrogen fuelling station, delivered by H2 Logic, was inaugurated in Kolding. This narrows the driving distance to the nearest station in Hamburg, Germany to only 245km (150 miles) making cross-border driving on hydrogen even more comfortable. The station in Kolding is the third to open in Denmark during the past six months, and in total the ninth public accessible hydrogen station in 24/7 operation throughout Denmark – underlining the status as the world’s first countrywide hydrogen station network.
H2Station® hydrogen fueling station in Kolding, Denmark
The hydrogen station in Kolding will be used by a fleet of Fuel Cell Electric Vehicles from Hyundai delivered to various local users, among others the City of Kolding.
The Kolding 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 fuelling stations in Denmark, where the Kolding station is the third in operation.
The station is placed at a conventional fuelling station operated by OK and located right next to the major highway connecting the southern part of Denmark with Germany.
Hydrogen for the Kolding station is delivered from a central electrolyser plant operated by Strandmøllen and based on technology from the H2 Logic sister company NEL-Hydrogen. The entire Danish hydrogen station network is based entirely on hydrogen produced from electrolysis and electricity procured with CO2 certificates. This ensures a 100% sustainable and zero emission hydrogen supply – the highest share in the world for an entire station network.
The Kolding 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 Kolding is part of the H2ME demonstration project www.h2me.eu supported by the Fuel Cells and Hydrogen 2 Joint Undertaking www.fch.europa.eu and the Danish Energy Agency supported H2DK project.