Freiburg, 14 Jun 2022 | Drivers of fuel-cell passenger cars can now refuel with hydrogen in the city of Freiburg. Partners TotalEnergies, Air Liquide, and H2 MOBILITY Germany commissioned the filling station at the TotalEnergies station, Gundelfinger Str. 27, in 79108 Freiburg on 2 June 2022. The filling station closes a gap in the hydrogen network between Baden-Baden and Basel.
The H2 filling station is now available, in optimisation mode, for regular refuelling of hydrogen vehicles at 700 bar. Optimisation mode is a standard commissioning procedure during which final work is carried out in the background.
Hydrogen is used to power fuel-cell electric vehicles (FCEVs). Its advantages are no noise and no pollutants while still offering the same ease of use, speed, and range as cars with petrol or diesel engines. Fuel-cell electric cars have ranges of 500 to 700 kilometres and are refuelled in just three to five minutes. Hydrogen thus offers the possibility of expanding the fuel supply in the transport sector in a climate-friendly way, because hydrogen – especially if it is produced using renewable sources – can help to significantly reduce climate-damaging CO2 emissions.
The company responsible for building and operating the hydrogen filling station is H2 MOBILITY Deutschland, a key player in driving forward the expansion of the hydrogen infrastructure in Germany.
The new filling station reaffirms TotalEnergies’ commitment to the hydrogen business. The company intends to build a European H2 ecosystem and become a leading provider of green hydrogen for industrial and transport customers. By 2030, TotalEnergies plans to directly or indirectly operate as many as 150 hydrogen refuelling stations in Germany, the Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg and France.
The filling-station technology at the new H2 filling station comes from the industrial gas and technology company Air Liquide. The facility can also be used by, among others, Abfallwirtschaft und Stadtreinigung Freiburg GmbH, the city’s waste management and urban sanitation company, which currently has two FAUN vehicles.
For the construction of the hydrogen station in Freiburg, H2 MOBILITY Germany received funding of approximately €850,000 under the National Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technology Innovation Programme (NIP) of Germany’s Federal Ministry of Digital and Transport (BMDV).
H2 MOBILITY Germany
H2 MOBILITY Germany is creating the conditions for unlimited clean, quiet, and uncomplicated hydrogen mobility in the European GSA nations. The company is in charge of building and operating a network of public hydrogen filling stations that enables electric mobility for light- to medium-duty commercial H2 vehicles (e.g. vans, buses, trucks, waste collection vehicles), as well as H2 passenger cars, without range restrictions and with short refuelling times. With the market ramp-up of the first commercial fuel-cell vehicles, existing hydrogen filling stations are quickly being expanded and new, larger filling stations being built where demand is expected to increase. Through H2 MOBILITY SERVICES, H2 MOBILITY Deutschland also supports third parties in planning, building, and operating H2 filling stations. H2 MOBILITY Germany is the initiator of the WOCHE DES WASSERSTOFFS (HYDROGEN WEEK) events.
Its shareholders are Air Liquide, Daimler Truck, Hy24, Hyundai, Linde, OMV, Shell and TotalEnergies.BMW, Honda, Tank&Rast Group, Toyota and Volkswagen as well as NOW GmbH Nationale Organisation Wasserstoff- und Brennstoffzellentechnologie advise H2 MOBILITY as associated partners.
Further information is available at www.h2-mobility.de and h2.live
TotalEnergies Germany GmbH
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H2 MOBILITY Germany GmbH & Co KG
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