The hydrogen refueling station at PitPoint in Arnhem is now open for buses, garbage vehicles, and passenger vehicles. The gas station is open 24/7 and you can pay directly at the gas column with a bank card, Travelcard and MTC.
The station was supposed to open in June this year, but due to technical challenges, the opening was delayed by a few months. The construction of a national network for hydrogen filling stations is crucial for the breakthrough of hydrogen as an energy carrier for cleaner transport. Fortunately, hydrogen can be refueled from today at the PitPoint station on the Westervoortsedijk. Near this location is also a green gas filling station from PitPoint.
For the time being, only 350 bar tank column is open, which is used by buses from Syntus Gelderland, among others. The opening of the 700 bar tank column, where passenger vehicles can refuel with hydrogen, will follow as soon as possible. Drivers with a hydrogen car can already go to the 350 bar column, where they can fill half of their tank with hydrogen. The aim of PitPoint is of course to have the 700 bar column operational as soon as possible.
Oskar Voorsmit, Hydrogen business development manager at PitPoint: “Even though the situation is not yet optimal, we are very happy with the opening of the hydrogen filling station. Drivers in the Arnhem area with a hydrogen car now have access to hydrogen and that is good news. ”
NATIONAL COVERAGE OF H2 STATIONS
The station is being realized under the banner of the H2Nodes project, which takes place in Estonia, Latvia and the Netherlands and receives a total contribution of € 14,503,000 from the Connecting European Facility (CEF). In addition, the project receives support from the DKTI scheme, with which the Dutch government supports sustainable transport projects. The Dutch government has the objective that 20 hydrogen refueling stations will be operational in the Netherlands by 2020.
The realization of the Arnhem station is an important step in creating a comprehensive network of publicly accessible hydrogen refueling stations in the Netherlands.