Berlin— Berlin is increasingly becoming a hydrogen metropolis: H 2 MOBILITY and its shareholders Shell and Linde have now opened the fifth hydrogen H 2 filling station in the federal capital at Shell Station in Rothenbachstrasse .
This makes Berlin the city with the most important H 2 stations in Germany, followed by Munich with currently four and Hamburg with currently three stations.
Hydrogen is used to refuel electric vehicles with fuel cells. Your advantages: No noise, no pollutants, but same use, speed and range as cars with gasoline or diesel engine. Hydrogen vehicles have ranges of 500 to 700 kilometers and refuel in just three to five minutes.
The network of stations where fuel cell vehicles can fill up with hydrogen is becoming ever denser. There are now 74 H2 petrol stations in Germany and 100 by the turn of the year 2019/20. Subsequently, the expansion will continue as needed. The Shell network already has 28 hydrogen filling stations in Germany today. Key areas of expansion include the metropolitan regions of Berlin, Hamburg, Munich, Nuremberg, Stuttgart, Rhine / Ruhr and Rhine / Main, as well as the important connecting roads.
The new location in Berlin at the Shell station Rothenbachstraße 1 is located directly on the main road 109 and near the motorway triangle Pankow on the A10.
The client is H2 MOBILITY a joint venture that builds a hydrogen infrastructure in Germany. The filling station technology comes from Linde. The new hydrogen station in Berlin is state of the art. Their operation by the driver is intuitive; Refueling is similar to conventional vehicles. The IC90 ionic compressor from Linde is used. The plant holds around 230 kilograms of H2 – enough to refuel 50 vehicles a day.
E-mobility with hydrogen reduces CO 2 emissions
Hydrogen offers the opportunity to increase the supply of fuel in the transport sector in a climate-friendly way, because hydrogen, especially when generated with renewable energy, can significantly reduce harmful CO2 emissions.
The hydrogen station Berlin Rothenbachstraße 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.
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