Hydrogen electrified: Initiative from Bad Homburg awarded contract from Second Location call
- This Second H 2 MOBILITY location call has far exceeded expectations
- H 2 MOBILITY to build hydrogen station in Bad Homburg
- Station is funded H2ME project of the European Union
- Four more candidate applied for funding for regions in the National Innovation Program for Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technology (NIP)
Berlin, 30 January 2018 --The operating consortium H 2 MOBILITY Germany announced the first winners of the second site call - the Hessian town of Bad Homburg convinced the jury with its over 70 statements of interest to purchase of hydrogen vehicles. With the support of the city's Gaertner & Roesebeck Management Consulting GmbH firm it has promoted hydrogen as viable fuel option and convinced many Bad Homburg citizens and businesses. Also, the city will start its own car-sharing program for hydrogen vehicles.
With this call H2 MOBILITY Germany asked a second time regions to apply for a hydrogen filling station. This time it received at least 15 signed statements of intent (LOI - Letter of Intent) to buy a hydrogen-powered vehicle which was a preequisite prior to any granting of funds for a hydrogen station. In addition, 13 regions have subsequently submitted a total of 400 LOI of businesses and individuals who are interested in buying a hydrogen vehicle.
"Despite the very tight application period, the regions have been able to mobilize citizens and businesses. Our expectations were far exceeded. The market activation related to hydrogen has "clearly begun, says Lorenz Young, who led the call and when H 2 is responsible for the gas stations rollout MOBILITY. "But not only inspires the commitment of the signatories, including the quality of the applications is impressive. Systems integration and hydrogen production from renewable sources, mobility concepts make it clear that hydrogen will play an important role in the transformation of our energy system"
Besides Bad Homburg there will be four more hydrogen stations under the second call. Locations in Bavaria, Lower Saxony, North Rhine-Westphalia and Schleswig-Holstein will also have hydrogen fuel cell stations built. "We have four other sites as part of the National Innovation Program for Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technology (NIP) requested funding," explains Lorenz Jung.
The station in Bad Homburg is part of the project Hydrogen Mobility Europe, the funding from the Fuel Cells and Hydrogen Joint Undertaking 2 (FCH JU 2, grant agreement no. 671438) is. The FCH JU is supported by the Framework Program of the European Union for Research and Innovation (Horizon 2020), Hydrogen Europe and the Hydrogen Europe Research Association.
- Hydrogen vehicles have ranges of about 500 kilometers and refuel asin traditional at petrol stations in just 3 minutes.
- Most of the hydrogen stations to be integrated into existing filling stations.
- The design is space-saving and sets primarily on standardized components.
- About H 2 MOBILITY
About H 2 MOBILITY
The H2 MOBILITY Germany GmbH & Co. KG is responsible for the comprehensive development of a hydrogen infrastructure for the supply of passenger cars powered by fuel cells (700 bar technology) in Germany. The first goal to 2018/19 is the operation of 100 stations in seven German cities (Hamburg, Berlin, Rhine-Ruhr, Frankfurt, Nuremberg, Stuttgart and Munich) as well as along highways and motorways. With the startup of the vehicle speeds up to 400 hydrogen stations are then to ensure universal coverage. The H 2 MOBILITY handles all operational tasks, including network planning, licensing, procurement, installation and operation.
Partner of H 2 MOBILITY are Air Liquide, Daimler, Linde, OMV, Shell and TOTAL.
BMW, Honda, Hyundai, Toyota and Volkswagen and the NOW GmbH National Organization Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technology advised the H 2 MOBILITY as associate partners.