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Schleswig-Holstein’s First Hydrogen Filling Station Opens in Handewitt

By June 24, 2019 5   min read  (974 words)

June 24, 2019 |

Handwitt First Hydrogen Station

Drivers of electric cars with fuel cells can refuel at more and more filling stations: H 2 MOBILITY Deutschland and its shareholders Shell and Linde have today jointly opened a hydrogen H 2 filling station in Handewitt. It is the first in Schleswig-Holstein.

With it were Dr. med. Bernd Buchholz, Minister of Economics and Transport of Schleswig-Holstein, Dr. Ing. Wolfgang Buschmann, District Administrator of the district of Schleswig-Flensburg, as well as Simone Lange, Lord Mayor of Flensburg.

For the construction of the hydrogen filling station, the almost 60 members of the Flensburg association EES (Renewable Energies and Storage) have made strong contributions in recent years. 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 minutes.

The network of stations where fuel cell vehicles can fill up with hydrogen is becoming ever denser. There are now 71 H 2 gas stations in Germany and 100 by the turn of the year 2019/20. Further stations are currently being planned, for example, in Westre (Nordfriesland district) and Brunsbüttel (Dithmarschen district). Shell’s network already has 25 hydrogen filling stations in Germany today.

The new location at Shell Station Lecker Chaussee in Handewitt is located directly at the Flensburg / Harrislee exit of the BAB 7. It is a link for journeys on the routes from Hamburg to Denmark, Sweden and Norway, where there is also a network of 20 There are hydrogen filling stations.

The client is H 2 MOBILITY Deutschland, a joint venture that builds a hydrogen infrastructure in Germany. The filling station technology comes from Linde.

The hydrogen station in Handewitt 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 200 kilograms of H 2 – enough to refuel 40 to 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 using hydrogen, especially when generated with renewable energy, can significantly reduce harmful CO 2 emissions.

The Hydrogen station in Handewitt is funded by the European Commission in the trans-European Transport Network (TEN-T CEF) project Connecting Hydrogen Refueling Stations (COHRS).

Handwitt First Hydrogen Station

Picture back from left to right: Dr. med. Bernd Buchholz, Minister of Economics, Transport, Labor, Technology and Tourism, Schleswig-Holstein, Dr. med. Wolfgang Buschmann, District Administrator Schleswig-Holstein, Simone Lang, Mayoress Flensburg, Sybille Riepe, H2 MOBILITY, Prof. Chr. Mohrdieck, Daimler AG, Dr. Ing. Thomas Zengerly, Shell Germany Oil, Peter Hamann, EES eV (group in front) students of the Auguste-Viktoria-Schule Flensburg

Comments on the opening of the H 2 station Handewitt :

Dr. Bernd Buchholz, Minister of Economy, Transport, Labor, Technology and Tourism of Schleswig-Holstein: “For Schleswig-Holstein, hydrogen technology is an indispensable component of the energy transition and an important aspect of economic development. That is why we are working with other northern German states on a common hydrogen strategy, which will be the basis and orientation for future joint North German or European initiatives becomes. The first hydrogen filling station in Handewitt is a living example of successful sector coupling. “

Dr. Wolfgang Buschmann, District Administrator of the district of Schleswig-Flensburg: “The district of Schleswig-Flensburg is proud to get the first hydrogen filling station in Schleswig-Holstein. This will allow us to sharpen our image as a modern and sustainable region. The rural area is by no means detached, but can precede with the necessary traffic turnaround with modern technologies. In addition, we have the opportunity to convert the existing wind power into local added value. “

Simone Lange, Lord Mayor of Flensburg: “I am pleased that we have managed to locate a hydrogen filling station in the immediate vicinity of the city of Flensburg. This creates many new opportunities for our future mobility. For example, it has now enabled me to purchase a hydrogen-powered company car. “

Thomas Zengerly, Spokesman for Shell Germany Oil GmbH: “For the mobility of the future we will need all drives and fuels. The fuel cell offers great advantages, for example for long-distance trips, including motorists in the countryside, for fleet operators and for heavy duty applications. Because the tank times are short and the range is high. “

Dr. Christian Bruch, Member of the Executive Board of Linde AG: “Hydrogen technology plays a key role in the successful spread of electromobility. Long range, short refueling time and good storage capacity on site are decisive criteria for increasing the use of hydrogen. Linde technologies are used at all key points of the H 2 value chain and ensure high efficiency. “

Prof. Dr. Christian Mohrdieck, Managing Director Mercedes-Benz Fuel Cell GmbH: “The demand for electromobility with fuel cells is growing continuously. Of course, this is not only due to the pleasingly steady development of the hydrogen infrastructure, in addition to attractive vehicle offerings such as our Mercedes-Benz GLC F-CELL. With the H 2station in Handewitt we meet another important point: the cross-border networking of innovative refueling options. “

Nikolas Iwan, Managing Director of H 2 Mobility Deutschland GmbH: For us, there is no question that emission-free passenger cars and commercial vehicles with fuel cells will have a significant market share worldwide and contribute a great deal to reducing emissions in traffic. H 2 MOBILITY therefore continues to expand the hydrogen filling station network in Germany. This year, we open a gas station about every 10 days, ensuring that more and more people and companies can switch to hydrogen without major restrictions.

Picture back from left to right: Dr. med. Bernd Buchholz, Minister of Economics, Transport, Labor, Technology and Tourism, Schleswig-Holstein, Dr. med. Wolfgang Buschmann, District Administrator Schleswig-Holstein, Simone Lang, Mayoress Flensburg, Sybille Riepe, H2 MOBILITY, Prof. Chr. Mohrdieck, Daimler AG, Dr. Ing. Thomas Zengerly, Shell Germany Oil, Peter Hamann, EES eV, students of the Auguste-Viktoria-Schule Flensburg (group in front)

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