Italian Government Gives Green Light to Hydrogen at 700 bar
Italian Government Gives Green Light to Hydrogen at 700 bar
author Added by FuelCellsWorks, November 07, 2018
  • Storage tanks for hydrogen cars are currently limited at 350 bar

Author: PetrolPlaza Correspondent Pablo Plaza

Filling stations for green hydrogen in Italy will be able to upgrade the capacity of their pumps from 350 to 700 bar. The announcement was officially published on 5 November by la Gazzetta Ufficiale under the signature of the Minister of Interior and the Minister of Infrastructures and Work.

With this meassure hydrogen cars will see their autonomy doubled. It will also speed up the filling process to around 3 minutes approximately.

The new policy establishes, however, that the building of new hydrogen filling stations will be limited to areas with low-density population. 

With this move, Italy conforms to the European Union’s standards on the matter. Though today there is only one hydrogen filling station in the country, located in the Bolzano region (South Tyrol/Alto Adige), it is hoped that the decree will boost the development of more hydrogen filling stations all over the country.