- H2 MOBILITY Germany builds TOTAL gas station Burbacher Straße 50
- Hydrogen refueling technology provided by Air Liquide
- Construction starts in 2019
- Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure promotes station
Saarbrücken — The automotive.saarland network, which is based at Saarland , has made a strong commitment to the construction of a hydrogen (H2) filling station in the region and has prevailed.
One of the first 100 H2 stations in Germany will be the TOTAL petrol station Burbacher Straße 50. The consortium H2 MOBILITY Deutschland will begin the construction of the station starting this summer.
Hydrogen is used to fuel electric vehicles with fuel cells and has a lot of advantages. No noise and no pollutants and the same use, speed and range as conventional vehicles with gasoline or diesel engine. Hydrogen vehicles can be refueled at the stations in just three minutes and convince with ranges of 500 to 800 kilometers. The plant in Saarbrücken will be built using technology from the gas and technology specialist Air Liquide.
The network of stations where fuel cell vehicles can fill up with hydrogen is becoming ever denser. There are currently 62 such service stations in Germany, for example in Hamburg, Hanover, Wolfsburg, Cologne, Frankfurt and Munich, but also in Leipzig, Magdeburg, Bayreuth and Berg bei Hof.
By the end of 2019 it should up to 100, many more are planned. The selected location at the TOTAL petrol station Burbacher Straße 50 is conveniently located on the A620 and near the A6 and is thus an important element for the connection to France and the connection to Rhineland-Palatinate, Baden-Württemberg and Hesse.
automotive.saarland actively supports the project as the country’s center of excellence for the automotive industry, and has been able to persuade many companies to sign letters of intent to buy a hydrogen vehicle.
The construction of the hydrogen station within the framework of the National Innovation Program Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technology (NIP 2) is funded by the Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure (BMVI).
Shareholders of the operating consortium H2 MOBILITY are Air Liquide, Daimler, Linde, OMV, Shell and Total. BMW, Honda, Hyundai, Toyota and Volkswagen as well as the NOW GmbH