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H2 Mobility Opens Another Hydrogen Filling Stations in Leverkusen & Essen, Germany

By March 17, 2019

March 17, 2019

  • Joint venture H2 MOBILITY puts further H 2 stations into operation
  • Fuel-cell vehicles can now refuel at Shell filling station on Karl-Krekeler-Strasse
  • Systems technology from Air Liquide
  • Facility supported by European Commission

H2 Mobility Germany and its shareholders Shell and Air Liquide have now opened another hydrogen ( H 2 ) filling station in Leverkusen, Germany. A new H 2 station was going into operation in Essen – the ninth and tenth in North Rhine-Westphalia. 

Fuel-cell powered electric vehicles run on hydrogen. The advantages: no noise, no pollutants, but the same utility, speed, and range as cars with petrol or diesel engines. Hydrogen vehicles have ranges of 500 to 800 kilometers and can refuel in just three minutes.

There are currently 62 H 2 filling stations in Germany, including Cologne, Dusseldorf, Mülheim, and Wuppertal. Monchengladbach, Aachen, Dortmund, and Duisburg already nearing completion.

The new H 2  station in Leverkusen was built by Air Liquide. Its location, the Shell filling station at Karl-Krekeler-Strasse 2, is located near the Leverkusen motorway junction, just 500 meters from the A3 slip road.E-mobility with hydrogen reduces CO 2 emissions

Hydrogen offers a way to expand the range of fuels available in the transport sector in a climate-friendly way: climate-damaging CO 2 emissions can be reduced by using hydrogen produced with renewable energy.

Thomas Zengerly, Chairman & CEO, Shell Germany Oil GmbH, says: “Hydrogen is a promising technology, and H 2  is a fuel for clean mobility.”

Markus Schewitza, Managing Director of Air Liquide Advanced Technologies GmbH, adds: “Hydrogen is one of the best solutions for achieving the goals of the Paris Agreement. It has the potential to decarbonise the transport sector, one of the major sources of pollution in our cities. Air Liquide is proud to contribute to building the largest H 2  infrastructure in Europe, and thus enabling the roll-out of fuel-cell vehicles in Germany. ”

Nikolas Iwan, Managing Director of H2 MOBILITY Germany GmbH, says: “Germany is on the path to becoming a pioneer in electromobility with hydrogen. We are currently building the backbone of the hydrogen infrastructure with the first 100 stations in metropolitan areas as well as connecting arterial roads and motorways. The details of the expansion are determined by the demand.

The hydrogen station in Leverkusen is funded by the European Commission through the Fuel Cells and Hydrogen 2 Joint Undertaking (FCH 2 JU) in the Hydrogen Mobility Europe (H2ME) project.

About H2 MOBILITY

H2 MOBILITY Germany GmbH & Co. KG is responsible for the establishment of a nationwide hydrogen infrastructure to supply fuel-cell powered cars (700 bar technology) in Germany. The interim goal is to operate 100 hydrogen stations in seven German metropolitan areas (Hamburg, Berlin, Rhine-Ruhr, Frankfurt, Nuremberg, Stuttgart, and Munich), and along the connecting roads and motorways. H2 MOBILITY is handling all operational tasks, including network planning, permitting, procurement, construction, and operation.

H2 MOBILITY’s shareholders are Air Liquide, Daimler, Linde, OMV, Shell, and TOTAL. The company is BMW, Honda, Hyundai, Toyota and Volkswagen, as well as Germany’s National Organization for Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technology (NOW GmbH).