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Sybille Riepe

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Linde

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Total

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Linde

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OMV

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Latest Press Releases

18.05.2020
New H2 filling station in Rastatt strengthens supply on Rhine Valley motorway

Rastatt, May 18, 2020 | The hydrogen infrastructure in Germany continues to grow: at the TOTAL filling station “Karlsruher Straße” in Rastatt/Baden-Württemberg the fueling of hydrogen is now also possible. The joint venture H2 MOBILITY has built the filling station together with its partners TOTAL and Linde. There is now a total of 83 public hydrogen filling stations in Germany, of which 23 are at TOTAL stations and 14 in Baden-Württemberg. The heartland of the automotive industry thus underlines its role in the market launch of this innovative and environmentally friendly form of electromobility.

Nikolas Iwan, Managing Director at H2 MOBILITY Deutschland GmbH & Co. KG: “Hydrogen plays an important role in the transformation of the mobility sector. High range, short refueling time and zero local emissions are the decisive criteria.”

“By expanding the hydrogen network, we are jointly creating the basis for technological diversity in electromobility in Germany. Hydrogen mobility offers the opportunity for high-performance electromobility with considerable advantages for passenger cars over long distances, but especially for commercial vehicles.”, explains Jan Petersen, Director Mobility & New Energies, who leads the infrastructure expansion for alternative mobility concepts at TOTAL Deutschland. “Since 2002 TOTAL Deutschland has been involved in research and pilot projects to develop the hydrogen infrastructure. Other TOTAL projects in Neuruppin, Erfurt and Hamburg are reaching completion or are under construction. Other projects in Saarbrücken and Freiburg are in the planning process. By building the network, we want to send a clear signal to the market, together with our partners.”

The filling station in Rastatt, which is equipped with Linde’s highly efficient Ionic Compressor technology, offers a second refueling possibility for hydrogen vehicles in the Karlsruhe/Baden-Baden area. Its location at Karlsruher Straße 16, not far from the A5 motorway, also strengthens the supply of filling station along the highly frequented north-south traffic axis in the Rhine Valley.

The plant has a capacity of around 200 kilograms of hydrogen – enough to refuel 40 to 50 vehicles a day.

The hydrogen filling station in Rastatt was built by H2 MOBILITY, a joint venture of Air Liquide, Daimler, Linde, OMV, Shell and TOTAL, which has set itself the goal of reaching the mark of 100 filling stations in Germany shortly. This would mark an important step towards the nationwide supply of hydrogen as well as the market launch of hydrogen vehicles.

The refueling process for hydrogen vehicles is intuitive and comparable to natural gas refueling. On board of the vehicle, a fuel cell generates electricity from hydrogen, which then drives an electric motor. With five minutes of refueling time, ranges of up to 500 kilometers are possible. Since hydrogen can be produced by electrolysis from water with renewable electricity, it is also the central link between the transformation of the energy system and the mobility sector.

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

About H2 MOBILITY

H2 MOBILITY Deutschland GmbH & Co. KG is responsible for the establishment of a nationwide hydrogen infrastructure for refueling fuel-cell electric vehicles (FCEV, 700 bar technology) in Germany. The first milestone is to operate 100 stations in seven German metropolitan areas (Hamburg, Berlin, Rhine-Ruhr, Frankfurt, Nuremberg, Stuttgart and Munich), as well as along trunk roads and motorways. H2 MOBILITY handles all tasks – planning, construction, operation, and marketing – which are required for successfully expanding and operating the network.

The shareholders of H2 MOBILITY are Air Liquide, Daimler, Linde, OMV, Shell and TOTAL, with BMW, Honda, Hyundai, Toyota and Volkswagen and NOW GmbH (National Organization Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technology) serving in an advisory capacity as associated partners.

More information: h2.live

PRESS CONTACTS:

H2 MOBILITY Deutschland GmbH & Co. KG
Sybille Riepe, +49 (0)170 58 70 317, riepe@h2-mobility.de

TOTAL Deutschland GmbH
Annika Maria Behnen, +49 (0)30 20 27 62 23, annika-maria.behnen@total.com

Linde AG
Thomas Schaefer, +49 (0)89 7446 2464; thomas.kurt.schaefer@linde.com

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08.05.2020
Hydrogen now on tap in Dortmund – NRW remains German leader in H2 filling stations

Berlin, 07 May 2020 | North Rhine-Westphalia (NRW) remains at the forefront of German federal states in the development of hydrogen filling station infrastructure: H2 MOBILITY Deutschland and its shareholders Shell and Air Liquide have now jointly opened the federal state’s 18th hydrogen (H2) filling station in Dortmund. Bavaria is hard on NRW’s heels with 17 stations.

Hydrogen is used to power fuel-cell electric vehicles (FCEV). Its advantages: no noise or pollutants, but the same use, speed, and range as cars with petrol or diesel engines. Hydrogen vehicles have ranges of 500 to 700 kilometres and can be refuelled in just three to five minutes.

The network of stations where fuel-cell vehicles can fill up with hydrogen is steadily expanding. Germany already has 83 H2 filling stations. The number of stations will be expanded successively according to demand. Already, there are 32 hydrogen filling stations in the Shell network in Germany.

The focus of expansion is on the Rhine/Ruhr and Rhine/Main metropolitan regions, as well as the greater Hamburg, Berlin, Munich, Nuremberg, and Stuttgart regions, and key connecting traffic arteries. The Ruhr region already has H2 filling stations in Essen, Mülheim, Duisburg, Herten, Ratingen, and Wuppertal. The new facility in Dortmund is located in City Centre North at the Schützenstrasse Shell station, close to the A45 and B54 motorways.

The owner and developer is H2 MOBILITY Deutschland, a joint venture working to establish a hydrogen infrastructure in Germany. The filling station technology is provided by Air Liquide. The new hydrogen station in Dortmund is state-of-the-art. Its operation is intuitive for drivers; refuelling is similar to that of conventional vehicles. The facility holds around 200 kilograms of H2.

Hydrogen-powered e-mobility reduces CO2 emissions

Hydrogen offers a way to expand the range of fuels available in the transport sector in a climate-friendly way, because hydrogen, especially when it is produced using renewable energy, can significantly climate-damaging CO2 emissions.

The hydrogen station in Dortmund is funded by the European Commission through the Fuel Cells and Hydrogen 2 Joint Undertaking (FCH 2 JU) in the Hydrogen Mobility Europe (H2ME) project.

Comments on the opening of the Passau H station

Thomas Westphal, Managing Director of the City of Dortmund Economic Development Agency

“Dortmund is currently developing a hydrogen strategy with local and regional companies tying in to the major ‘Cleanport’ and ‘Huckarde Energy Campus’ projects. Matters of extraction, production, networks, buildings, and also the field of mobility are crucial. The new H2 filling station helps us demonstrate how new technologies have a local impact.”

Dr Frank-Michael Baumann, Managing Director Energie-Agentur.NRW

“As the organiser of Germany’s network for fuel cell and hydrogen technologies and electromobility, now 20 years old, we are pleased that North Rhine-Westphalia is further expanding its H2 infrastructure and is the country’s front-runner in terms of hydrogen filling station numbers. We believe that there is no alternative to electromobility with hydrogen and batteries, and that it will accelerate the energy transition in transport in Germany’s most populous state.”

Dr Fabian Ziegler, Managing Director of Shell Deutschland Oil GmbH:

“With its commitment to new energies, Shell is making an important contribution to the energy transition. We want to provide products that can help our customers reduce emissions of COand pollutants.”

Markus Schewitza, Managing Director Air Liquide Advanced Technologies GmbH:

“Hydrogen is one of the best solutions for achieving the goals of the Paris Agreement. It has the potential to decarbonise the transport sector, one of the major sources of pollution in our cities. Air Liquide is proud to play a part in building Europe’s biggest H2 infrastructure.”

Nikolas Iwan, Managing Director H2 MOBILITY Deutschland GmbH:

“Hydrogen has what it takes, in every respect, to sustainably revolutionise our mobility – because hydrogen means emissions-free driving for every size of vehicle: car, bus, truck, or train.”

About H2 MOBILITY

H2 MOBILITY Deutschland GmbH & Co KG is responsible for establishing a nationwide hydrogen infrastructure in Germany, primarily to supply passenger cars with fuel-cell drives (700 bar technology) in Germany. The first goal is to operate 100 hydrogen stations in seven German metropolitan areas (Hamburg, Berlin, Rhine-Ruhr, Frankfurt, Nuremberg, Stuttgart, and Munich), and along the connecting arterial roads and motorways, by 2019. H2 MOBILITY handles all of the operational tasks required to successfully expand the network, including planning, permitting, procurement, construction, and operation.

H2 MOBILITY’s shareholders are Air Liquide, Daimler, Linde, OMV, Shell, and TOTAL. H2 MOBILITY is advised by the associated partners BMW, Honda, Hyundai, Toyota and Volkswagen, as well as Germany’s National Organisation for Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technology (NOW GmbH).

More information: h2.live

PRESS ENQUIRIES:

Shell Deutschland Oil GmbH

Axel Pommeränke, +49 (0) 40 6324-5290, axel.pommeraenke@shell.com

Air Liquide Deutschland GmbH

Nicola Blumhofer, +49 (0) 211 6699-4242, nicola.blumhofer@airliquide.com

H2 MOBILITY Deutschland GmbH & Co. KG

Sybille Riepe, +49 (0) 170 58 70 317, riepe@h2-mobility.de

05.02.2020
OMV hydrogen filling station in Heidelberg celebrates official opening

Fuel-cell vehicles can now refuel in Heidelberg as well. On February 5, 2020, in the presence of Mayor Würzner, the partners H2 MOBILITY Deutschland, Air Liquide, and OMV opened the city’s first hydrogen station at Speyerer Strasse 20 in Heidelberg . The second supply point for hydrogen cars in the Rhine-Neckar metropolitan region is the station on Bergstrasse in Hirschberg, which has been in operation since 2017.

The technology for the H2 plant in Speyerer Strasse is by Air Liquide and enables the refuelling of around 40 vehicles per day. The owner and operator is the H2 MOBILITY Deutschland joint venture between the companies Air Liquide, Daimler, Linde, OMV, Shell and TOTAL have joined forces. The partners’ first goal, to be achieved in the course of 2020, is to operate 100 stations in German metropolitan areas and along major roads and motorways. Further hydrogen filling stations are to be added as the number of fuel-cell vehicles increases.

For the construction of the hydrogen station in Heidelberg, H2 MOBILITY received funding of close to 950,000 euros from the Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure (BMVI) through the National Innovation Programme for Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technology (NIP).

Hydrogen-powered electromobility reduces CO2 emissions

Environmentally friendly electric mobility using hydrogen causes neither local pollutants nor CO2 emissions and offers a high level of driving convenience thanks to short refuelling times and long ranges. Fuel-cell vehicles can be refuelled in just three minutes for a range of 500 to 700 kilometres.

Professor Dr Eckart Würzner, Mayor of the City of Heidelberg:

“The opening of the hydrogen filling station in Heidelberg is an important step on our way to becoming a climate-neutral city. Fuel cells are the technology of the future. They enable emissions-free heavy goods transport, bus and long-distance traffic in the region and help ensure clean air in our cities. With the new hydrogen filling station, the city has committed itself to building a fuel-cell vehicle fleet of 30 vehicles by 2021. We are already leading by example: Our municipal vehicle fleet currently includes four cars using this technology – The first fuel-cell waste removal vehicle is to be added in 2020. All this can only work with the necessary infrastructure. That’s what we’re laying the foundations for today.”

Michael Mayer-Sonnenburg, Head of the Service Station Business, OMV Deutschland:

“Petrol stations are key contact and supply points for the mobility transition. They provide the necessary infrastructure and thus make an important contribution to the ecologically and economically sustainable mobility of the future. We believe in the long-term success of hydrogen and have therefore been committed to the infrastructure’s network expansion for a long time.”

Frédéric Minaud, Managing Director Air Liquide Advanced Technologies GmbH:

“At this point, hydrogen is one of our best solutions for achieving the goals of the Paris Climate Change Agreement. In particular, hydrogen has the potential to efficiently decarbonize the transport sector, one of the major sources of pollution in our cities. Air Liquide is proud to be involved alongside other key private and public players in building Europe’s largest hydrogen infrastructure, and thereby creating the conditions for the roll-out of fuel-cell vehicles in Germany.”

Nikolas Iwan, Managing Director H2 MOBILITY:

H2 MOBILITY is systematically expanding the hydrogen refilling station network in Germany. After completing 100 fuelling stations in the course of the year, H2 MOBILITY will in future purposefully build where there is demand. Because zero-emissions fuel-cell passenger cars and commercial vehicles will command a significant market share worldwide and will make a major contribution to reducing emissions in traffic and transport. We are creating the conditions that will enable more and more people and companies to switch to hydrogen.

PRESS CONTACTS:

OMV Deutschland GmbH
Thomas Bauer, +49 (0) 8677 960-2200, thomas.bauer@omv.com

Air Liquide Deutschland GmbH
Nicola Blumhofer, +49 (0) 211 6699-4242, nicola.blumhofer@airliquide.com

H2 MOBILITY Deutschland GmbH & Co. KG
Sybille Riepe, +49 (0)170 58 70 317, riepe@h2-mobility.de

 

10.01.2020
New H2 filling station in Biebelried strengthens supply in northern Bavaria
TOTAL Deutschland GMBH Station Biebelried
Inbetriebnahme der neuen H2-Tankstelle
v. l. n. r.: Burkhard Reuss, Direktor Kommunikation & Public Affairs, TOTAL Deutschland GmbH; Roland Hoh, Bürgermeister Gemeinde Biebelried; Dr. Anja Weisgerber, MdB, Sprecherin für Umwelt- und Klimapolitik der CDU/CSU-Fraktion im Bundestag; Timo Markert, Mittelstandsunion; Tamara Bischof, Landrätin LK Kitzingen; Barbara Becker, MdL, Bayerischer Landtag

Biebelried, January 10, 2020 | The hydrogen infrastructure in Germany continues to grow: the latest H2 filling station started operation in Biebelried on January 10, 2020 – electric vehicles with fuel cells can now be refuelled at the TOTAL station at Würzburger Straße 55 in Biebelried. The filling station was built by the joint venture H2 MOBILITY together with its consortium partners TOTAL and Linde. The overall number of public H2 filling stations thus grows to over 80 in Germany, of which 17 are located in Bavaria.

Hydrogen mobility is a powerful form of electric mobility. On board of the vehicle, a fuel cell generates electric power to drive the vehicle by reacting hydrogen with oxygen from the air. The fueling process for hydrogen vehicles is comparable to natural gas refuelling. Energy for more than 500 kilometers can be refilled within just five minutes. In addition to passenger cars, hydrogen is also suitable as an energy carrier for e-mobility in the commercial vehicle sector. Since hydrogen can be produced from water by electrolysis using renewable electricity, it is also the central link between the transformation of the energy system and the mobility sector.

The hydrogen filling station in Biebelried was built by H2 MOBILITY, a joint venture of Air Liquide, Daimler, Linde, OMV, Shell and TOTAL, which has set itself the goal of reaching the number of 100 filling stations in Germany shortly. This would mark an important step towards the nationwide supply of hydrogen as well as the market launch of hydrogen vehicles. The hydrogen station corresponds to the latest state of the art technology provided by Linde. The plant has a capacity of around 200 kilograms of hydrogen – enough to refuel 40 to 50 vehicles a day.

Since 2002 TOTAL Deutschland has been involved in research and pilot projects to build the hydrogen infrastructure. There are currently 22 H2 filling stations in TOTAL’s network, and further projects in Rastatt, Erfurt, Neuruppin and Hamburg are nearing completion or are under construction. Another project in Saarbrücken is in the planning stage.

“In my view, hydrogen is a key raw material that is indispensable for achieving our climate targets. With a national hydrogen strategy, the Federal Government will therefore set the course for Germany to become the world’s number one player in this technology”, explained Dr. Anja Weisgerber, member of the German Bundestag, spokesperson for environmental and climate policy of the CDU/CSU parliamentary group in the German Bundestag. “The time for hydrogen technology has come.”

Barbara Becker, member of the State Parliament of Bavaria: “Hydrogen is an important component for the energy transition in the transport sector. In order to enable the use of sustainable, alternative drive technologies in everyday life, the necessary infrastructure must be further expanded. The hydrogen filling station at the Biebelried traffic junction is a very important contribution to the region”.

“Hydrogen mobility offers the opportunity for high-performance electromobility with considerable advantages for passenger cars over long distances, but especially for commercial vehicles.”, explained Bruno Daude-Lagrave, Managing Director of TOTAL Deutschland GmbH. “However, the transformation of mobility towards more environmentally friendly solutions is not an easy task – therefore we highly appreciate the political support for more technological diversity in the electromobility sector, which we are proactively promoting with the network expansion in Germany”.

Nikolas Iwan, Managing Director at H2 MOBILITY Deutschland GmbH & Co. KG: “Hydrogen plays an essential role in the transformation of the mobility sector. High range, short refuelling time and zero local emissions are the decisive criteria. H2 MOBILITY Deutschland is building the necessary infrastructure for this.”

The H2 filling station near the Biebelried interchange is located directly at a central traffic junction: the highly used A3 motorway between Frankfurt and Nuremberg as well as the north-south link along the A7 motorway.

The hydrogen station in Biebelried is supported by the European Commission in the trans-European Transport Network (TEN-T CEF) in the Connecting Hydrogen Refuelling Stations project (COHRS).

About H2 MOBILITY

H2 MOBILITY Deutschland GmbH & Co. KG is responsible for the establishment of a nationwide hydrogen infrastructure for refuelling fuel-cell electric vehicles (FCEV, 700 bar technology) in Germany. The interim goal, by 2020, is to operate 100 stations in seven German metropolitan areas (Hamburg, Berlin, Rhine-Ruhr, Frankfurt, Nuremberg, Stuttgart and Munich), as well as along trunk roads and motorways. H2 MOBILITY handles all the tasks – planning, construction, operation, and marketing – required for successfully expanding and operating the network.

The company’s shareholders are Air Liquide, Daimler, Linde, OMV, Shell and TOTAL, with BMW, Honda, Hyundai, Toyota and Volkswagen and NOW GmbH (National Organisation Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technology) serving in an advisory capacity as associated partners.

More information: h2.live

PRESS CONTACTS:

H2 MOBILITY Deutschland GmbH & Co. KG

Sybille Riepe, +49 (0)170 58 70 317, riepe@h2-mobility.de

TOTAL Deutschland GmbH

Annika Maria Behnen, +49 30 20 27 62 23, annika-maria.behnen@total.com

Linde AG

Thomas Schaefer, +49 (0)89 7446 2464; thomas.kurt.schaefer@linde.com

18.12.2019
Hydrogen station network in Hamburg continues to grow

Hamburg, 18 December 2019 | Hamburg is increasingly becoming a hydrogen hub: H2 MOBILITY Deutschland and its shareholders Shell and Air Liquide have now jointly opened the Hanseatic city’s fourth hydrogen (H2) filling station at the Großmoorbogen Shell Station in Hamburg-Harburg.

Hydrogen is used to refuel electric vehicles with fuel cells (FCVs). Its advantages: no noise, no pollutants, but the same use, speed and range as passenger cars with gasoline or Diesel engines. Hydrogen vehicles have ranges of 500 to 700 kilometres and can be refuelled in just three to five minutes.

The network of stations at which FCVs can refuel with hydrogen is becoming increasingly dense. There are now 79 H2 filling stations in Germany, and next year the network will grow to 100 stations, after which expansion will be continued in line with demand. At present, there are already 30 hydrogen filling stations in the Shell network in Germany.

The expansion’s focuses include the metropolitan regions of Hamburg, Berlin, Munich, Nuremberg, Stuttgart, Rhine/Ruhr and Rhine/Main as well as the key connecting roads. Hamburg already has H2 filling stations in Hafen-City, on Schnackenburgallee and on Bramfelder Chaussee. The new facility at the Großmoorbogen Shell station  is located in the south of Hamburg directly at the Harburg access road onto the A1 motorway.

The owner and developer is H2 MOBILITY Deutschland, a joint venture that is building a hydrogen infrastructure in Germany. The filling station technology comes from Air Liquide. The new hydrogen station in Harburg is state of the art, featuring intuitive operation by the driver and a refuelling process similar to that of conventional vehicles. The facility holds around 200 kilograms of H2 – enough to refuel 50 vehicles a day.

Hydrogen-powered e-mobility reduces CO2 emissions

Hydrogen offers a climate-friendly way to expand the range of fuels available in the transport sector. Climate-damaging CO2 emissions can be significantly reduced, especially if the hydrogen is produced using renewable sources of energy.

“With its commitment to new energies, Shell is making an important contribution to the energy transition,” explains Manfred Becker, Head of Operations for Shell’s global hydrogen infrastructure. “Hydrogen is one of the best solutions for achieving the goals of the Paris Climate Change Agreement. It has the potential to decarbonise the transport sector, one of the major sources of pollution in our cities.” “Air Liquide is proud to be part of building Europe’s largest hydrogen infrastructure,” adds Markus Schewitza, Managing Director of Air Liquide Advanced Technologies GmbH. And Lorenz Jung, Head of Network at H2 Mobility Deutschland GmbH, says: “H2 MOBILITY continues to expand the hydrogen filling station network in Germany. We look forward to having more and more customers who want emissions-free driving with the ranges and refuelling times they’re used to.”

The new Großmoorbogen H2 station is funded by the European Commission in the trans-European Transport Network (TEN-T CEF) as part of the Connecting Hydrogen Refuelling Stations (COHRS) project.

 

PRESS ENQUIRIES:

Shell Deutschland Oil GmbH:
Axel Pommeränke, +49 (0)40 6324-5290, axel.pommeraenke@shell.com

Air Liquide Deutschland GmbH:
Nicola Blumhofer, +49 (0)211 6699-4242, nicola.blumhofer@airliquide.com

H2 MOBILITY Deutschland GmbH & Co. KG:
Sybille Riepe, +49 (0)170 58 70 317, riepe@h2-mobility.de

22.11.2019
Passau: first hydrogen station opens in lower Bavaria Administrative District Lower Bavaria

PRESS RELEASE

Passau, 22 November 2019 | Drivers of electric cars powered by fuel cells (FCEV) can refuel at more and more filling stations: H2 MOBILITY Deutschland and its shareholders Shell and Air Liquide today jointly inaugurated a new hydrogen filling station in Passau – the first in the administrative district of Lower Bavaria. The opening was attended by Andreas Scheuer, Federal Minister of Transport and Digital Infrastructure, and Jürgen Dupper, Lord Mayor of the City of Passau.

Hydrogen is used to refuel electric vehicles with fuel cells. Its advantages: no noise, no pollutants, but the same use, speed and range as for passenger cars with gasoline or diesel engines. Hydrogen vehicles have ranges of 500 to 700 kilometres.

The hydrogen supply network in Germany is becoming denser and denser: There are already H2 filling stations in 16 cities in Bavaria, including Munich, Regensburg, Ingolstadt, Augsburg and Nuremberg, and coming soon to Landshut and Irsching. The filling station in Passau is the 77th hydrogen filling station in Germany, and the 29th in the Shell network.

The new facility at the Shell service station at Regensburger Straße 68 is located in the immediate vicinity of Passau city centre as well as the A3 federal motorway and the B8 and B12 federal roads. The filling station technology comes from the gas and technology company Air Liquide. The owner/developer of the station is the H2 MOBILITY joint venture, which is tasked with setting up the hydrogen infrastructure in Germany.

Operating a hydrogen fuel pump is intuitive for the driver; refuelling is similar to conventional vehicles and takes three to five minutes. The facility holds around 200 kilogrammes of hydrogen, enough to refuel 40 to 50 vehicles a day.

Hydrogen offers a climate-friendly way to expand the range of fuels available in the transport sector. Climate-damaging CO2 emissions can be significantly reduced, especially if the hydrogen is produced using renewable sources of energy

The hydrogen station in Passau is funded by the European Commission through the Fuel Cells and Hydrogen 2 Joint Undertaking (FCH 2 JU) as part of the Hydrogen Mobility Europe (H2ME) project.

Comments on the opening of the Passau H2 station:
Andreas Scheuer, Federal Minister of Transport and Digital Infrastructure:

“Zero-emission, quiet, and superbly efficient – hydrogen is one of the energy carriers of the future. For electromobility, we need drivers to have basic confidence that they can refuel anywhere and at any time. That is why we are supporting the development of a hydrogen filling infrastructure. It’s the only way we will get vehicles on the road. The new filling station in Passau is enormously important for this.”

Jürgen Dupper, Mayor of the City of Passau

“I am very pleased that the first Lower Bavarian hydrogen filling station has been located in Passau. At the same time, the expansion of climate-friendly fuel offers will create new opportunities for future mobility in our city”.

Thomas Zengerly, Spokesman of the Management Board Shell Deutschland Oil GmbH

“We will need all kinds of drive systems and fuels for the mobility of the future. Fuel cells offer major advantages, e.g. for long-distance journeys, including drivers in rural areas, for fleet operators and heavy-duty applications. Refuelling times are short and ranges are long.”

Markus Schewitza, Managing Director Air Liquide Advanced Technologies GmbH:

“Hydrogen is one of the best possible solutions for achieving the goals of the Paris Climate Change Agreement. It has the potential to decarbonise the transport sector, one of the main sources of pollution in our cities. Air Liquide is proud to be a contributor to the building of Europe’s largest hydrogen infrastructure”.

Nikolas Iwan, Managing Director H2 Mobility Deutschland GmbH:

“Zero-emissions passenger cars and commercial vehicles powered by fuel cells will command a significant market share worldwide and will make a major contribution to reducing transport-related emissions.  This is why H2 MOBILITY is further expanding the hydrogen filling station network in Germany. By doing so, we ensure that more and more people and companies can switch to hydrogen.”

Press release Passau

Picture: Andreas Scheuer, Federal Minister of Transport and Digital Infrastructure, is refuelling with hydrogen; Thomas Zengerly, Spokesman of the Management Board Shell Deutschland Oil GmbH, Nikolas Iwan, Managing Director H2 Mobility Deutschland GmbH, Jürgen Dupper, Mayor of the City of Passau, Markus Schewitza, Managing Director Air Liquide Advanced Technologies GmbH

About H2 MOBILITY

H2 MOBILITY Deutschland GmbH & Co. KG is responsible for the establishment of a nationwide hydrogen infrastructure for refuelling fuel-cell electric vehicles (FCEV, 700 bar technology) in Germany. The interim goal, by 2020, is to operate 100 stations in seven German metropolitan areas (Hamburg, Berlin, Rhine-Ruhr, Frankfurt, Nuremberg, Stuttgart and Munich), as well as along trunk roads and motorways. H2 MOBILITY handles all the tasks – planning, construction, operation, and marketing – required for successfully expanding and operating the network.

The company’s shareholders are Air Liquide, Daimler, Linde, OMV, Shell and TOTAL, with BMW, Honda, Hyundai, Toyota and Volkswagen and NOW GmbH (National Organisation Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technology) serving in an advisory capacity as associated partners.

More information: h2.live

PRESS ENQUIRIES:

Shell Deutschland Oil GmbH
Axel Pommeränke, +49 (0)171 9728144, axel.pommeraenke@shell.com

Air Liquide Deutschland GmbH
Nicola Blumhofer, +49 (0)211 6699-4242, nicola.blumhofer@airliquide.com

H2 MOBILITY Deutschland GmbH & Co. KG
Sybille Riepe, +49 (0)170 58 70 317, riepe@h2-mobility.de

 

05.11.2019
BMVI and H2 MOBILITY sign Memorandum of Understanding for further expansion of hydrogen infrastructure in Germany

Berlin, 05 Nov 2019 | It’s universally agreed that hydrogen and fuel-cell technology have great potential for significantly reducing emissions in the transport sector. Today at the Stakeholder Conference on the National Hydrogen Strategy in Berlin, Andreas Scheuer, Minister of the Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure (BMVI) and Nikolas Iwan, Managing Director of H2 MOBILITY Deutschland GmbH & Co. KG, signed a Memorandum of Understanding on the further expansion of the hydrogen (H2) infrastructure. Under the agreement, by the end of 2021 more than 60,000 fuel cell cars and 500 commercial vehicles would be able to refuel in Germany.

The first phase of the hydrogen infrastructure expansion will be completed by mid-2020. At that point, with 100 stations in seven regions (Hamburg, Berlin, Rhine-Ruhr, Frankfurt, Nuremberg, Stuttgart and Munich) as well as along the connecting arteries, Germany will have a public hydrogen infrastructure that will make possible hydrogen mobility with virtually no restrictions.

Today’s Memorandum of Understanding will see the H2 filling station network grow by as many as thirty stations by the end of 2021. The new H2 stations will be larger: While most H2 stations today have a capacity sufficient for refuelling 40 to 50 cars per day, in future it will be possible to fill up about three times as many vehicles at one station. H2 MOBILITY is thus not only preparing itself for the market ramp-up of hydrogen-powered passenger cars, but is also making it possible to service light and heavy commercial vehicles at selected sites. The first few manufacturers, including Hyundai and Toyota, as well as the German companies StreetScooter and Faun, have already announced hydrogen models in this sector for the years ahead. Toyota, for one, will increase its production in the hydrogen passenger-car sector tenfold from 2020, and Hyundai has announced a similarly large scale-up. The new hydrogen stations will be set up in the regions with the greatest demand for hydrogen.

Hydrogen-powered mobility

Germany’s federal government has supported hydrogen and fuel-cell technology since 2007 with its National Innovation Programme for Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technology (NIP). Among other things, the programme funds H2 filling stations, which at this time are being built and operated in Germany primarily by H2 MOBILITY Deutschland and its shareholders Air Liquide, Daimler, Linde, OMV, Shell and TOTAL.

Thanks to the joint efforts of the federal government and H2 MOBILITY, FCEV can already refuel in three to five minutes at 76 public hydrogen stations in Germany, for ranges of 500 to 700 km. The hydrogen stations are usually integrated into existing service stations. The design is compact and mainly uses standardised components for the dispensers, H2 storage, and compression. The operation of a hydrogen fuel pump is intuitive; refuelling is similar to that of conventional vehicles.

Memorandum of Understanding BMVI and H2 MOBILITY (only German)

PRESS ENQUIRIES
H2 MOBILITY Deutschland
Sybille Riepe, riepe@h2-mobility.de, +49 (0)170-5870317

29.10.2019
Hydrogen filling station opens in Bad Homburg

In Bad Homburg v. d. Höhe, drivers of fuel-cell powered electric vehicles (FCVs) can now fill up with hydrogen (H2) at the Hessol filling station, Ober-Eschbacher-Strasse 142. H2 MOBILITY Deutschland is the owner and operator of the hydrogen filling station; the technology comes from the gases and plant manufacturer Air Liquide.  

The Hessian city of Bad Homburg was awarded the funding for the construction of a hydrogen station in 2018 during H2 MOBILITY’s second call for locations. On the initiative of Gaertner & Roesebeck Unternehmensberatung GmbH, the Palliativteam Hochtaunus [palliative care group], and with the support of the city of Bad Homburg, many Bad Homburg citizens and companies had expressed their support for hydrogen as a fuel and made this clear with more than 70 statements of intent to purchase FCVs.

Today, Alexander W. Hetjes, the Lord Mayor of Bad Homburg v. d. Höhe; Andreas Fischer, Head of Hessol filling stations; Nikolas Iwan, Managing Director of H2 MOBILITY Deutschland; and Mirko Joppich, Project Manager Air Liquide Advanced Technologies, officially inaugurated the facility.

Network of hydrogen filling stations in Germany continues to grow

The network of stations at which FCVs can refuel with hydrogen is becoming progressively denser. There are now 76 H2 filling stations in Germany; by the beginning of 2020 there will be 100. The district seat of Bad Homburg is conveniently located on the A5 motorway and complements the hydrogen filling station network with connections to the Rhine-Main metropolitan region.

Operating a hydrogen fuel pump is intuitive for the driver; refuelling is similar to conventional vehicles and takes three to five minutes. The facility holds around 200 kilogrammes of hydrogen, enough to refuel 40 to 50 vehicles a day.

Hydrogen-powered e-mobility reduces CO2 emissions

Hydrogen is used to refuel electric vehicles with fuel cells. Its advantages: no noise, no pollutants, but the same use, speed, and range as passenger cars with gasoline or diesel engines. Hydrogen vehicles have ranges of 500 to 700 kilometres and can refuel in just three to five minutes. Hydrogen offers a climate-friendly way to expand the range of fuels available in the transport sector. Climate-damaging CO2 emissions can be significantly reduced, especially if the hydrogen is produced using renewable sources of energy.

The station in Bad Homburg is being supported by the European Commission in the Trans-European Transport Network (TEN-T CEF), in the “Connecting Hydrogen Refuelling Stations” (COHRS) project.

Picture: Andreas Fischer, Hessol, Dr. Gunter Gaertner, Gaertner & Roesebeck Unternehmensberatung, Mirko Joppich, Air Liquide Advanced Technologies, Nikolas Iwan, CEO H2 MOBILITY Deutschland, Dr. Robert Gaertner, Palliativteam Hochtaunus, Alexander Hetjes, Major Bad Homburg

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Press enquiries
H2 MOBILITY Deutschland GmbH & Co. KG
Sybille Riepe, +49 (0) 170 58 70 317, riepe@h2-mobility.de

Air Liquide Deutschland GmbH
Nicola Blumhofer, +49 (0) 211 6699-4242, nicola.blumhofer@airliquide.com

26.09.2019
First hydrogen station opens in Mönchengladbach

Mönchengladbach, 26 September 2019 | Drivers of fuel-cell powered electric cars can fill up at an increasing number of service stations: H2 MOBILITY Deutschland and its shareholders Shell and Air Liquide today jointly opened the first hydrogen (H2) filling facility in Mönchengladbach – the 75th in Germany.

Hydrogen is used to refuel electric vehicles with fuel cells. Its advantages: no noise, no pollutants, but the same ease of use, speed, and range as passenger cars with gasoline or diesel engines. Hydrogen vehicles have ranges of 500 to 750 kilometres, and can be refuelled in just three to five minutes.

German state of Nordrhein-Westfalen tops the list with 17 stations

This further increases the density of the hydrogen supply network in Germany. North Rhine-Westphalia already has a number of operational H2 filling stations, e.g. in Düsseldorf, Cologne, Duisburg and Aachen, and soon also in Bonn and Wesseling. With a total of 17 H2 stations, North Rhine-Westphalia currently tops the list of federal states, followed by Bavaria (16) and Baden-Württemberg (12).

The new facility is located at the Shell petrol station Odenkirchener Straße 160 in the Rheydt district, along the B230 federal highway and close to the A61, A44 and A46 motorways. The filling-station technology comes from the gas and technology company Air Liquide; the station’s owner-developer is the H2 MOBILITY joint venture, which is establishing Germany’s hydrogen infrastructure.

The operation of the dispenser is intuitive for the driver; refuelling is similar to that of conventional vehicles and takes just three to five minutes. The system has a capacity of around 200 kilogrammes of hydrogen – enough to refuel 50 vehicles a day.

Hydrogen-powered e-mobility reduces CO2 emissions

Hydrogen offers a way to expand the range of fuels available to the transport sector in a climate-friendly way – because using hydrogen, especially if it is produced with renewable energy, can significantly reduce climate-damaging CO2 emissions.

The hydrogen station in Mönchengladbach is funded by the European Commission through the Fuel Cells and Hydrogen 2 Joint Undertaking (FCH 2 JU) in the Hydrogen Mobility Europe (H2ME) project.

For more information: h2.live

About H2 MOBILITY

H2 Mobility Deutschland GmbH & Co. KG is responsible for establishing a hydrogen infrastructure to supply cars with fuel-cell propulsion (700 bar technology) in Germany. The interim goal by the end of 2020 is to operate 100 H2 stations in seven German metropolitan regions (Hamburg, Berlin, Rhine-Ruhr, Frankfurt, Nuremberg, Stuttgart and Munich) as well as along trunk roads and motorways. As the vehicle numbers increase, as many as 400 hydrogen stations will eventually ensure a nationwide supply. H2 MOBILITY handles all the tasks – planning, construction, operation, and marketing – that are necessary for successfully expanding and operating the network.

The company’s shareholders are Air Liquide, Daimler, Linde, OMV, Shell and TOTAL, with BMW, Honda, Hyundai, Toyota and Volkswagen and NOW GmbH (National Organisation Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technology) serving in an advisory capacity as associated partners.

For more information: h2.live

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Shell Deutschland Oil GmbH
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H2 MOBILITY Deutschland GmbH & Co. KG
Sybille Riepe, +49 (0)170 58 70 317, riepe@h2-mobility.de

08.08.2019
Opening of power-to-gas plant and hydrogen filling station Brunsbüttel

Brunsbüttel, 8 August 2019 | Schleswig-Holstein Netz (SH Netz) has built the first plant in Schleswig-Holstein to feed green hydrogen into the natural gas grid. The company has invested around €4.5 million in the new facility in Brunsbüttel. Wind2Gas Energy GmbH & Co KG is the operator of the electrolysis plant (power-to-gas plant) required for the generation of hydrogen, which also supplies the H2 MOBILITY hydrogen filling station with green hydrogen. Both the SH Netz feed-in facility and the Wind2Gas Energy power-to-gas plant were built on the Covestro Deutschland AG site in Brunsbüttel. The hydrogen filling station is also located on the site, but is open to the public.

“The facility to integrate hydrogen from wind energy into the gas network is a further important step towards a successful energy transition true to the slogan: from the region – for the region,” says Dr. Joachim Kabs, Chief Technology Officer of SH Netz. “These are the kind of tangible, sector-coupling measures we are taking to achieve a complete energy transition in northern Germany.”

“Feeding hydrogen into the natural gas network represents an important milestone in the energy transition here in the region,” says Tim Brandt, Managing Director of Wind2Gas Energy. “This integrated approach – production of wind power, conversion of surplus electricity into hydrogen, storage in tanks for the planned hydrogen filling station, and feeding the remaining quantity into the natural gas network – is now being tested and demonstrated at the energy and industrial location of Brunsbüttel.

“By settling the facility here, we want to give a young company in the renewable energy sector the opportunity to use the space and good infrastructure at the Covestro Industrial Park in Brunsbüttel,” says Günter Jacobsen, Covestro’s press spokesman at its Brunsbüttel site.

The funds for constructing the electrolysis plant will be provided in part by the NEW 4.0 joint project sponsored by the Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology, in which 60 partners from Schleswig-Holstein and Hamburg are jointly testing the development path to the energy system of the future.

The Brunsbüttel hydrogen filling station is state-of-the-art and comes from the technology company Linde. Its operation is intuitive for drivers; refuelling is similar to that of conventional vehicles and takes three to five minutes. Hydrogen offers a way to expand the range of fuels in the transport sector in a climate-friendly way, because using hydrogen that is produced from renewable energy as in Brunsbüttel can significantly reduce climate-damaging carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions. The operation of a fuel-cell car causes no local pollutants or emissions. A full tank provides a range of 500 to 700 kilometres. Up to 80 hydrogen cars can be refilled in Brunsbüttel per day.

The filling station is funded with €1,022,667 from the Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure (BMVI) via the National Innovation Programme for Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technology (NIP). The programme is coordinated by NOW GmbH (National Organisation for Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technology).

Before the hydrogen produced in the power-to-gas plant is fed into the natural gas grid, it is tested in the measuring section to see if it meets the purity and moisture requirements. The gas volume of the hydrogen is also measured. The hydrogen is then compressed, in two compressors, to the high-pressure natural gas pipeline’s network pressure and fed into it. This redundant design guarantees the system’s requisite 96-percent availability.

The feed-in facility is completely telemonitored. All operating data is collected at the SH Netz central network control centre in Rendsburg. The system can even be accessed via a laptop by authorised personnel, using state-of-the-art IT security. “The compressor motors as well as the heat pump for heating the building that houses the facility are powered by electricity generated from renewable sources,” explains Gregor Paul, project manager at SH Netz. “We made the eco-friendliness of the operations a top priority.”

The wind power for the power-to-gas plant is supplied by the Westerbüttel wind farm, built to the north of Brunsbüttel. At peak times, the power-to-gas plant can produce up to 450 cubic metres of hydrogen per hour. This corresponds to around 40 kilogrammes per hour. A hydrogen-powered fuel-cell car can travel around 100 kilometres with one kilogramme.

Schleswig-Holstein Netz AG in brief
Schleswig-Holstein Netz AG operates electricity and gas lines in around 1,000 municipalities in Schleswig-Holstein and northern Lower Saxony and is responsible for the safe and reliable operation of the energy grids. As an energy transition partner, the company has connected around 35,500 renewable energy plants to its grids in recent years.

With more than 340 Schleswig-Holstein municipalities as direct shareholders and the participation of the eleven Schleswig-Holstein districts in the parent company HanseWerk, municipal partnership is a dominant aspect of Schleswig-Holstein Netz. The municipalities Schleswig-Holstein Netz operates in can acquire shares in the company and thereby not only make use of additional opportunities to have a say, but also participate in the economic result.

The company has around 1,200 employees at various technical sites throughout the state as well as the central network control centre in Rendsburg. In total, they operate around 51,000 kilometres of high-, medium- and low-voltage networks, 15,000 kilometres of gas networks, and 7,500 kilometres of communications networks in Schleswig-Holstein and northern Lower Saxony.

Wind2Gas Energy GmbH & Co. KG in brief
The shareholders of Wind2Gas Energy GmbH & Co KG were among the first pioneers of wind energy use in Schleswig-Holstein. In the late 1980s, the first wind turbines were erected for self-sufficiency. The shareholders now operate numerous wind farms in the windy Dithmarschen region and thereby make a significant contribution to the energy transition. Founding Wind2Gas Energy marks the beginning of the next step towards a successful and sustainable energy transition – the market optimisation of storage technologies.

 About Covestro:
With revenues of €14.6 billion in 2018, Covestro is among the world’s largest polymer companies. Business activities are focused on the manufacture of high-tech polymer materials and the development of innovative solutions for products used in many areas of daily life. The main segments served are the automotive, construction, wood processing and furniture, and electrical and electronics industries. Other sectors include sports and leisure, cosmetics, health, and the chemical industry itself. Covestro has about 30 production sites around the globe and at year-end 2018 employed approximately 16,800 people (full-time equivalents).

About H2 MOBILITY:
H2 Mobility Deutschland GmbH & Co. KG is responsible for establishing a hydrogen infrastructure to supply cars with fuel-cell propulsion (700 bar technology) in Germany. The interim goal by the end of 2019 is to operate 100 H2 stations in seven German metropolitan regions (Hamburg, Berlin, Rhine-Ruhr, Frankfurt, Nuremberg, Stuttgart and Munich) as well as along trunk roads and motorways. With the ramp-up of vehicle numbers, as many as 400 hydrogen stations will eventually ensure a nationwide supply. H2 MOBILITY handles all the tasks – planning, construction, operation, and marketing – that are necessary for successfully expanding and operating the network. The company’s shareholders are Air Liquide, Daimler, Linde, OMV, Shell and TOTAL, with BMW, Honda, Hyundai, Toyota and Volkswagen and NOW GmbH (National Organisation Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technology) serving in an advisory capacity as associated partners.

About NOW GmbH:
NOW GmbH stands for holistically designed, clean, and efficient electric mobility in an integrated energy system with the key technologies of battery, hydrogen, and fuel cell. NOW puts its technical expertise to use coordinating funding programmes in the field of alternative fuels and drives, and advising the German government in these areas.

About Norddeutsche Energiewende 4.0 (NEW 4.0):
The Norddeutsche Energiewende 4.0 (NEW 4.0) project is funded by the Federal Ministry of Economics and Energy as part of the “Schaufenster Intelligente Energie – Digitale Agenda für die Energiewende” funding programme. In NEW 4.0, 60 partners from business, science and politics are jointly paving the path to developing the supply of the entire region of Schleswig-Holstein and Hamburg with 100 percent renewable electricity by 2035.

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23.07.2019
Fill up with hydrogen in Middle Franconia: A new station for Schnelldorf

Drivers of electric cars with fuel cells benefit from more and more hydrogen filling stations as the hydrogen supply network becomes increasingly denser: H2 MOBILITY Deutschland and its shareholders OMV and Air Liquide have jointly opened a hydrogen (H2) filling station in Schnelldorf in the Ansbach district – the 16th in Bavaria.

Hydrogen is used to refuel electric vehicles with fuel cells. Their advantages: no noise, no pollutants, but the same utility, speed, and range as conventional vehicles. Hydrogen vehicles have ranges of 500 to 700 kilometres and, like cars with combustion engines, can be filled up in just three minutes.

The network of stations at which fuel-cell vehicles can refuel with hydrogen is becoming increasingly dense. There are now 70 H2 filling stations in Germany; by the turn of the year, the number will be 100.

The OMV filling station at Rudolf-Diesel-Strasse 1 in Schnelldorf, is conveniently located in the immediate vicinity of the Feuchtwangen/Crailsheim motorway junction, not far from the A6 and A7 motorways. The station thus represents an important link for journeys from Kassel or Hanover to southern Germany, and also forms a new H2 supply point between Baden-Württemberg and Bavaria. Nearby H2 filling stations are located in Nuremberg, Augsburg and Ingolstadt..

Hydrogen-powered e-mobility reduces CO2 emissions

Hydrogen offers a way to expand the range of fuels available to the transport sector in a climate-friendly way, because hydrogen can significantly reduce CO2 emissions.

Michael Sattler, Head of OMV Future Energy:

“Filling stations are central points of contact and supply for mobility change. They provide the necessary infrastructure and thus make an important contribution to the ecologically and economically sustainable mobility of the future. New technologies and innovation are very important to us – which is why we also concern ourselves with future energies such as hydrogen. We believe in the long-term success of this technology, especially in the field of heavy transport, and are committed to expanding the hydrogen infrastructure network.”

Markus Schewitza, Managing Director, Air Liquide Advanced Technologies GmbH:

“Hydrogen is one of the best solutions for achieving the goals of the Paris Climate Change Agreement. It has the potential to decarbonise the transport sector, one of the major sources of pollution in our cities. Air Liquide is proud to be involved in developing Europe’s largest hydrogen infrastructure so as to create the conditions for the roll-out of fuel-cell vehicles in Germany.”

Nikolas Iwan, Managing Director H2 MOBILITY Deutschland GmbH:

“Germany is on its way to becoming a trailblazer in hydrogen-powered electromobility. We are currently building the backbone of the hydrogen infrastructure with the first 100 stations in metropolitan areas, as well as along trunk roads and motorways. Our further expansion is demand-driven.”

The hydrogen station in Schnelldorf is funded by the European Commission through the Fuel Cells and Hydrogen 2 Joint Undertaking (FCH 2 JU) in the Hydrogen Mobility Europe (H2ME) project.

For more information: h2.live

 

About H2 MOBILITY

H2 Mobility Deutschland GmbH & Co. KG is responsible for establishing a hydrogen infrastructure to supply cars with fuel-cell propulsion (700 bar technology) in Germany. The interim goal by the end of 2019 is to operate 100 H2 stations in seven German metropolitan regions (Hamburg, Berlin, Rhine-Ruhr, Frankfurt, Nuremberg, Stuttgart and Munich) as well as along trunk roads and motorways. With the ramp-up of vehicle numbers, as many as 400 hydrogen stations will eventually ensure a nationwide supply. H2 MOBILITY handles all the tasks – planning, construction, operation, and marketing – that are necessary for successfully expanding and operating the network.

The company’s shareholders are Air Liquide, Daimler, Linde, OMV, Shell and TOTAL, with BMW, Honda, Hyundai, Toyota and Volkswagen and NOW GmbH (National Organisation Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technology) serving in an advisory capacity as associated partners.

For more information: h2.live

 

PRESS ENQUIRIES:

OMV Deutschland GmbH

Thomas Bauer, +49 (0)8677 960-2200, thomas.bauer@omv.com

Air Liquide Deutschland GmbH

Nicola Blumhofer, +49 (0)211 6699-4242, nicola.blumhofer@airliquide.com

H2 MOBILITY Deutschland GmbH & Co. KG

Sybille Riepe, +49 (0)170 58 70 317, riepe@h2-mobility.de

14.07.2019
Fraunhofer study on GHG emissions from BEV and FCEV

Freiburg/Berlin, 14 Jul 2019 | The results of the life-cycle comparison of longer-range electric vehicles are clear: cars with hydrogen and fuel cells (FCEV) are more climate-friendly than battery-powered vehicles (BEV) if their range is 250 kilometres or more. The decisive factor is the much larger CO2 ‘backpack’ that battery cars have to carry: the emissions caused by the production of the battery.

The study examined the greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) generated during the manufacture, operation and disposal of battery and fuel-cell vehicles with ranges of 300 kilometres and more, for the periods 2020-2030 and 2030-2040. The values were also compared with those of diesel-powered passenger cars.

In their study, the researchers at the Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems ISE created a detailed breakdown of how much material is needed for the production of batteries, fuel cells and hydrogen tanks, and what emissions are generated during its production and processing.

The result: The GHG footprint of the production and recycling of a fuel-cell system including tank corresponds approximately to that of an electric drive with a 45-50 kWh storage capacity. For cars with larger batteries, more GHG are emitted than for the fuel-cell system in a comparable power class.

In operation, the source for the electricity and hydrogen is crucial. Following the assumptions of the study published by the Berlin think tank AGORA Verkehrswende, the Fraunhofer ISE assumed solar power (charging at home) as the optimum for the battery car. In the best-case scenario for hydrogen, this is generated from 100% wind energy. However, emissions generated during charging were also compared for the German electricity mix, mixed-case hydrogen production (50% natural gas, 50% wind power), and the worst case: 100% natural gas.

Assuming a total [lifetime] mileage of 150,000 kilometres, the fuel-cell vehicle prevails across the board: Even in the worst case (100% H2 from natural gas), the GHG footprint over its entire lifecycle will still be below that of comparable battery vehicles for the next 10 years, and also lower than that of diesel vehicles.

Conclusion

The study delivers proof of the complementarity of batteries and hydrogen. Vehicles with medium to small batteries (< 50 kWh storage capacity) and ranges of up to 250 kilometres reduce emissions during operation. And from a climate-protection perspective, fuel-cell vehicles have increasing advantages for longer ranges. Both for batteries and for hydrogen: the greener the energy source, the better their environmental score.

The Fraunhofer ISE study was funded by H2 MOBILITY Germany.

Sources in the field of battery electric mobility include ‘Life Cycle Assessment of a Lithium-Ion Battery Ellingsen’ by Majeau-Bettez, Singh, Srivastava, Valøen and Strømman (2014), the study by Agora Verkehrswende (2019), and the Battery department at the ISE.

Sources in the field of fuel-cell vehicles include ‘Integrated environmental and economic assessment of current and future fuel cell vehicles’ by Miotti, Hofer und Bauer (2017), and the expert opinions of the fuel-cell department at the ISE.

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28.06.2019
HYDROGEN FUELLING NOW AVAILABLE IN AACHEN

Aachen, 28 June 2019 | Drivers of fuel-cell powered vehicles can now refuel at more and more gas stations: H2 MOBILITY Deutschland and its shareholders Shell and Linde today opened the city of Aachen’s first hydrogen (H2) station. The Aachen-based e-truck manufacturer StreetScooter supported the facility – the company’s future fuel-cell vehicles will be able to refuel at the Shell filling station at Prager Ring 106.

Hydrogen is used to refuel electric vehicles with fuel cells. Their advantages: no noise, no pollutants, but the same utility, speed and range as passenger cars with petrol or diesel engines. Fuel-cell vehicles have ranges of 500 to 700 kilometres and can be refuelled in just three minutes.

The owner/developer of the new station is the joint venture H2 MOBILITY. The filling-station technology comes from the gas and technology company Linde. The decisive factor in the selection of the Shell petrol station was its convenient location at the Aachen-Zentrum exit of the BAB 4 motorway and close to the Autobahnkreuz Aachen motorway junction.

The new hydrogen station is state-of-the-art, and driver-side operation of the filling facilities is intuitive: the process is similar to refuelling conventional vehicles.

Hydrogen stations dispense the gaseous fuel at a pressure of 700 bar. The future series of StreetScooter vehicles will also likewise the 700 bar technology. This particular filling station also has a 350 bar filling point, so that StreetScooter’s developmental-stage vehicles can refuel here as well.

The facility uses Linde’s IC90 ionic compressor, which compresses gaseous hydrogen to up to 900 bar in 5 steps.

16 stations in North Rhine-Westphalia
The expansion of the corresponding filling station network continues apace. There are now 71 H2 filling stations across Germany. At the turn of the year 2019/20 there will be 100 stations, around 40 of them in Shell’s network. There are currently 16 H2 filling stations in North Rhine-Westphalia, including in Frechen, Cologne, Leverkusen and Düsseldorf, and there will soon be one in Bonn as well.

The hydrogen station in Aachen is funded by the European Commission through the Fuel Cells and Hydrogen 2 Joint Undertaking (FCH 2 JU) in the Hydrogen Mobility Europe (H2ME) project.

Comments on the opening of the H2 station in Aachen:
Marcel Philipp, Lord Mayor of Aachen:
 “Aachen is a location where mobility is being rethought and researched. Accordingly, we are very interested in hydrogen, which can be used to refuel electric vehicles equipped with fuel cells, to extend their range. We in Aachen are very keen to be a kind of model city for a new inner-city mobility.”

Michael Theben, Head of the Climate Protection Department, Ministry of Economics, Innovation, Digitalisation and Energy in the State of North Rhine-Westphalia
“Hydrogen is an important fuel for our future energy world. It enables the long-term storage of large volumes of electricity from renewable energies, and supplements battery-electric mobility where long ranges and bigger payloads are required.”

Manfred Becker, Head of Shell Global Hydrogen Operations:
“Hydrogen technology is a promising technology, and H2 a fuel for clean mobility. We expect that, from the 2020s, this alternative drive will play an increasingly important role in markets such as Germany, Britain, the Benelux countries, the USA, and Japan. We are on target for this at Shell.”

Dr Christian Bruch, Member of the Executive Board of Linde AG:
“Hydrogen technology plays a decisive role in the spread of electromobility. High ranges, short refuelling times, and good on-site storage capacities are crucial criteria. Linde technologies are used at all key points in the H2 value chain and ensure high efficiency.”

Nikolas Iwan, Managing Director H2 MOBILITY Deutschland GmbH:
“H2 MOBILITY continues the expansion of the hydrogen filling-station network in Germany: this year we are opening H2 stations every two weeks on average. The technology has reached market maturity. Korea and Japan are already preparing for the mass market. We are looking forward to more and more customers who want emissions-free driving with the ranges and fuelling times they are used to.”

Fabian Schmitt, Chief Technical Officer StreetScooter
“The expansion of the StreetScooter range to include electric vehicles with hydrogen-powered fuel-cell range extenders permits commercial vehicles to achieve emissions-free mobility even for ranges beyond practical battery capacities, as well as the electrification of higher service loads/payloads. This enables us to offer our customers the right tool for every application. We are especially keen to support the development of the necessary infrastructure in our hometown of Aachen.”

About H2 MOBILITY
H2 Mobility Deutschland GmbH & Co. KG is responsible for establishing a hydrogen infrastructure to supply cars with fuel-cell propulsion (700 bar technology) in Germany. The interim goal by 2019/2020 is to operate 100 stations in seven German metropolitan regions (Hamburg, Berlin, Rhine-Ruhr, Frankfurt, Nuremberg, Stuttgart and Munich) as well as along trunk roads and motorways. With the ramp-up of vehicle numbers, as many as 400 hydrogen stations will eventually ensure a nationwide supply. H2 MOBILITY handles all the tasks – planning, construction, operation, and marketing – that are necessary for successfully expanding and operating the network.

The company’s shareholders are Air Liquide, Daimler, Linde, OMV, Shell and TOTAL, with BMW, Honda, Hyundai, Toyota and Volkswagen and NOW GmbH (National Organisation Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technology) serving in an advisory capacity as associated partners.

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PRESS ENQUIRIES:

Shell Deutschland Oil GmbH
Axel Pommeränke, +49 (0) 40 6324 5290, shellpress@shell.com

Linde AG
Thomas Schaefer, +49 (0) 89 7446-2464, thomas.kurt.schaefer@linde.com

H2 MOBILITY Deutschland GmbH & Co. KG
Sybille Riepe, +49 (0) 170 58 70 317, riepe@h2-mobility.de

Streetscooter
Alexander Edenhofer, +49 (0) 228-182 9924, a.edenhofer@dpdhl.com

25.06.2019
New H2 filling station in Duisburg strengthens hydrogen region NRW – EU Commission promotes grid expansion for innovative mobility

Duisburg, 25 June 19 | With the opening of a new hydrogen filling station in Duisburg on the TOTAL Autohof “Am Schlütershof” the company H2 MOBILITY is further expanding the German hydrogen filling station network. There are now a total of 71 public filling stations in Germany, 16 of them in North Rhine-Westphalia. Germany’s most populous state thus underscores its leading role in the market launch of this innovative and environmentally friendly form of electromobility.

The hydrogen filling station in Duisburg was built by H2 MOBILITY, a joint venture of Air Liquide, Daimler, Linde, OMV, Shell and TOTAL, which has set itself the goal of operating 100 filling stations in Germany by the end of the year. This would be an important step towards the nationwide supply of hydrogen and the market launch of hydrogen vehicles. The technology for the plant at the TOTAL Autohof was supplied by Air Liquide. The H2 station is state of the art. Its operation by the driver is intuitive; refuelling is similar to that of conventional vehicles. The system stores around 200 kilograms of hydrogen – enough to refuel 40 to 50 vehicles a day.

Since 2002, TOTAL Germany has been involved in research and pilot projects to develop the hydrogen infrastructure and currently has 21 hydrogen refuelling points in its filling station network. “By expanding the network, we are jointly creating the basis for technological diversity in electromobility and for the market launch of hydrogen vehicles in the passenger car sector and, in the future, also for commercial vehicles,” explained Bruno Daude-Lagrave, Managing Director of TOTAL Deutschland GmbH.

“H2 MOBILITY continues to expand the hydrogen filling station network in Germany. This year we are opening a filling station every 10 days or so, ensuring that more and more people and companies can switch to hydrogen without major constraints,” said Nikolas Iwan, Managing Director of H2 MOBILITY Deutschland, at the opening ceremony.

Frédéric Minaud, Managing Director of Air Liquide Advanced Technologies GmbH: “Hydrogen is one of the best solutions to achieve the goals of the Paris Climate Change Agreement. reach. It has the potential to efficiently decarbonize the transport sector, which is one of the major sources of pollution in our cities. Air Liquide is proud to be involved in the development of Europe’s largest hydrogen infrastructure and thus the prerequisite for the roll-out of fuel cell vehicles in Germany.”

Electromobility with hydrogen plays a central role for environmentally friendly transport of the future, both for passenger cars and commercial vehicles. Vehicles refuel with hydrogen similar to natural gas. On board of the vehicle, a fuel cell generates electricity from the hydrogen, which then drives an electric motor. With five minutes of refuelling time, ranges of more than 500 kilometers are possible. Since hydrogen can be produced by electrolysis from water with renewable electricity, it is also the central link between the energy turnaround and the traffic turnaround.

The hydrogen station in Duisburg is funded by the European Commission in the Trans-European Transport Network (TEN-T CEF) with 625,000 Euros in the Connecting Hydrogen Refuelling Stations (COHRS) project. The opening of the filling station is part of the “Hydrogen Week in North Rhine-Westphalia”. Further meetings and more information under www.h2.live/woche-des-wasserstoffs-2019

Following the opening, the Centre for Fuel Cell Technology (ZBT) presented the hydrogen test field with laboratories and filling station at the ZBT in Carl-Benz-Straße in the presence of Prime Minister Armin Laschet. A flexible test field was installed here, from the production of hydrogen by electrolysis via various compressor stages and cooling through to delivery, in which tests can be carried out on safety and economy as well as on filling station concepts and refuelling options for cars, buses and trucks. In joint research projects with cooperation partners, components and systems for the hydrogen infrastructure can be developed and tested. This development was supported by projects of the federal government and the state of NRW.

About H2 MOBILITY

The H2 MOBILITY Deutschland GmbH & Co. KG is responsible for the nationwide development of a hydrogen infrastructure for the supply of cars with fuel cell drive (700 bar technology) in Germany. The first goal by 2019/2020 is to operate 100 stations in seven German conurbations (Hamburg, Berlin, Rhine-Ruhr, Frankfurt, Nuremberg, Stuttgart and Munich) as well as along trunk roads and motorways. With the ramp-up of vehicle numbers, up to 400 hydrogen stations should then ensure a nationwide supply. H2 MOBILITY will assume all the tasks – planning, construction, operation and marketing – required for successful network expansion and operation. The shareholders of H2 MOBILITY are Air Liquide, Daimler, Linde, OMV, Shell and TOTAL. BMW, Honda, Hyundai, Toyota and Volkswagen as well as the NOW GmbH National Organization Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technology advise H2 MOBILITY as associated partners.

For more information see: h2.live

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v.l.n.r: Dr. Joachim Jungsbluth, ZBT, Burkhard Reuss, TOTAL, Martin Murack, Stadtdirektor Duisburg, Markus Schewitza, Air Liquide

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Sybille Riepe, +49 170 58 70 317, riepe@h2-mobility.de

Air Liquide Deutschland GmbH

Nicola Blumhofer, +49 211 6699-4242, nicola.blumhofer@airliquide.com

TOTAL Deutschland GmbH

Burkhard Reuss, +49 30 20 27 62 31, burkhard.reuss@total.de

24.06.2019
Schleswig-Holstein’s first hydrogen filling station opens in Handewitt

Handewitt, 24.06.2019 | Drivers of electric cars with fuel cells can refuel at more and more filling stations: H2 MOBILITY Deutschland and its shareholders Shell and Linde today jointly inaugurated a hydrogen filling station in Handewitt. It is the first in the German federal state of Schleswig-Holstein. Dr Bernd Buchholz, Minister of Economics and Transport of Schleswig-Holstein, Dr Wolfgang Buschmann, District Administrator of Schleswig-Flensburg, and Simone Lange, Lord Mayor of the City of Flensburg, were present at the opening.

The nearly 60 members of Flensburg’s EES (Erneuerbare Energien und Speicher – Renewable Energies and Storage) association have actively championed the construction of the hydrogen filling station over the past few years.

Hydrogen is used to refuel electric vehicles with fuel cells. Their advantages: no noise, no pollutants, but the same utility, speed and range as passenger cars with petrol or diesel engines. Hydrogen vehicles have ranges of 500 to 700 kilometres and can be refuelled in just three minutes.

The network of stations at which fuel cell vehicles can refuel with hydrogen is becoming increasingly dense. In Germany there are now 71 H2 filling stations; by the turn of the year 2019/20 there will be 100. Further stations are currently being planned, for example in Westre (North Frisia district) and Brunsbüttel (Dithmarschen district). The Shell network in Germany already has 25 hydrogen filling stations.

The new facility at the Shell station on Lecker Chaussee in Handewitt is located directly by the Flensburg/Harrislee exit of the BAB 7 motorway. It is a link on the routes from Hamburg to Denmark, Sweden and Norway, where there is also a network of 20 hydrogen filling stations already in place.

The owner/developer is H2 MOBILITY Deutschland, a joint venture tasked with establishing a hydrogen infrastructure in Germany. The filling station technology comes from Linde.

The hydrogen station in Handewitt is state of the art. Its operation by the driver is intuitive; refuelling is similar to that of conventional vehicles. The facility is equipped with the Linde IC90 ionic compressor, and  holds around 200 kilograms of H2 – enough to refuel 40 to 50 vehicles a day.

E-Mobility with hydrogen reduces CO2 emissions 

H2 offers a chance to expand the range of fuels available in the transport sector in a climate-friendly way, as using hydrogen – especially when it is produced with renewable energy – can significantly reduce climate-damaging CO2 emissions.

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

Comments on the opening of the H2 station in Handewitt:

Dr Bernd Buchholz, Minister of Economics, Transport, Labour, Technology and Tourism of the State of Schleswig-Holstein

“For Schleswig-Holstein, hydrogen technology is an indispensable component of the energy transition, and an important aspect of economic development. We are therefore working with other northern German federal states on a joint hydrogen strategy, which will serve as the basis and orientation for future joint northern German or European initiatives. The first hydrogen filling station in Handewitt is a living example of successful sector coupling.”

Dr Wolfgang Buschmann, District Administrator of the Schleswig-Flensburg District

“The Schleswig-Flensburg district is proud to have the first hydrogen filling station in Schleswig-Holstein. This sharpens our image as a modern, sustainable region. Rural areas are by no means backward, but can instead lead the way with modern technologies when it comes to the necessary transport turnaround. In addition, this opens up an opportunity for us to generate value locally with the wind power available here.”

Simone Lange, Lord Mayor of the City of Flensburg

“I am delighted that we have succeeded in installing a hydrogen filling station in the immediate vicinity of the city of Flensburg. This creates many new opportunities for our future mobility. In my own case, for example, it has enabled me to buy a hydrogen-powered company car.”

Thomas Zengerly, Spokesman of the Management Board, Shell Deutschland Oil GmbH

“We will need all sorts of drive systems and fuels for the mobility of the future. The fuel cell offers great advantages, for example, for long-distance journeys, i.e. also for drivers in rural areas, for fleet operators, and for heavy-duty applications. Because refuelling times are short and ranges long.”

Dr Christian Bruch, Member of the Executive Board, Linde AG:

“Hydrogen technology plays a decisive role in the successful spread of electromobility. High ranges, short refuelling times, and good on-site storage capacities are crucial criteria for an increasing use of hydrogen. Linde technologies are used at all key points in the H2 value chain and ensure high efficiency.”

Prof. Dr Christian Mohrdieck, Managing Director of Mercedes-Benz Fuel Cell GmbH:

“The demand for electric mobility with fuel cells is growing continuously. Besides an attractive range of vehicles including our own Mercedes-Benz GLC F-CELL, this is of course also due to the encouragingly steady development of the hydrogen infrastructure. By opening the H2 station in Handewitt, we are checking yet another important box: the connection of innovative refuelling options across state borders.”

Nikolas Iwan, Managing Director of H2 Mobility Deutschland GmbH:

“For us, there is no question that emission-free cars and commercial vehicles with fuel cells will command a significant market share around the world, and make a major contribution to reducing emissions from traffic. H2 MOBILITY is therefore further expanding the hydrogen filling station network in Germany. This year we will open a filling station every 10 days or so, ensuring that more and more people and companies can switch to hydrogen without major inconveniences.”

Peter Hamann, Chairman of EES ( Erneuerbare Energien und Speicher – Renewable Energies and Storage) e.V.:

“The opening of the hydrogen filling station in Handewitt marks a paradigm shift in the region’s e-mobility. With fuel-cell electric mobility, any citizens who have expressed reservations about e-mobility in the past now have the opportunity to fill up with a clean, CO2-free fuel locally. And the best thing is that they can fill up with 100% “green” hydrogen produced using local wind power. A technology that takes equal account of ecology and decentralization.”

About H2 MOBILITY

H2 Mobility Deutschland GmbH & Co. KG is responsible for establishing a hydrogen infrastructure to supply cars with fuel-cell propulsion (700 bar technology) in Germany. The interim goal by 2019/2020 is to operate 100 stations in seven German metropolitan regions (Hamburg, Berlin, Rhine-Ruhr, Frankfurt, Nuremberg, Stuttgart and Munich) as well as along trunk roads and motorways. With the ramp-up of vehicle numbers, as many as 400 hydrogen stations will eventually ensure a nationwide supply. H2 MOBILITY handles all the tasks – planning, construction, operation, and marketing – that are necessary for successfully expanding and operating the network.

The company’s shareholders are Air Liquide, Daimler, Linde, OMV, Shell and TOTAL, with BMW, Honda, Hyundai, Toyota and Volkswagen and NOW GmbH (National Organisation Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technology) serving in an advisory capacity as associated partners.

More information: h2.live

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Picture: Dr. Bernd Buchholz, Minister für Wirtschaft, Verkehr, Arbeit, Technologie und Tourismus, Schleswig-Holstein, Dr. Wolfgang Buschmann, Landrat Schleswig-Holstein, Simone Lang, Oberbürgermeisterin Flensburg, Sybille Riepe, H2 MOBILITY, Prof. Chr. Mohrdieck, Daimler AG, Dr. Thomas Zengerly, Shell Deutschland Oil, Peter Hamann, EES e.V., mit SchülerInnen der Auguste-Viktoria-Schule Flensburg

 

PRESS ENQUIRIES:

Shell Deutschland Oil GmbH: Axel Pommeränke, +49 (0)171 9728144, axel.pommeraenke@shell.com

Linde AG: Thomas Schaefer, +49 (0)89 7446-2464, thomas.kurt.schaefer@linde.com

H2 MOBILITY Deutschland GmbH & Co. KG: Sybille Riepe, +49 (0)170 58 70 317, riepe@h2-mobility.de

24.06.2019
‘Fill er up’ in Siegen: South Westphalia’s first hydrogen filling station opens for business

Siegen, 24 Jun 19 | Drivers of electric cars with fuel cells can now ‘gas up’ in Siegen as well. The owner/developer H2 MOBILITY Deutschland and its shareholder Linde today opened a hydrogen filling station in Siegen’s ‘Oberes Leimbachtal’ industrial park  in the presence of the city’s mayor Steffen Mues. It is the 16th station in North Rhine-Westphalia, and yet another step in making Germany’s hydrogen supply network denser and denser.

The site in Leimbachtal is conveniently located by the A 45 motorway, an important link between Frankfurt am Main and Dortmund. The Siegen station was the first station to celebrate its opening during ‘NRW Week of Hydrogen’, ahead of Duisburg (25 Jun) and Aachen (28 Jun).

Mayor Steffen Mues officially opened the new hydrogen filling station at a ceremony to which he welcomed numerous guests from politics, business, and the neighbouring municipalities: “Siegen as a major city and regional centre now has a genuine USP. As a university town, commuter town, major centre, and important business location, we approach e-mobility from various perspectives, in the context of climate protection as well as regional competitiveness.”

Mues emphasised that the H2 filling station in Siegen was not least the result of excellent cooperation between local protagonists. “The decisive factor for Siegen as a location was the application submitted by the ‘H2-Siegerland’ network on the initiative of the city of Siegen, the district of Siegen-Wittgenstein, the University of Siegen, as well as companies and business associations.

Philipp Braunsdorf from NOW GmbH, Government Director Jörn Guddat of the Arnsberg District Government as well as District Administrator Andreas Müller for the Siegen-Wittgenstein District, conveyed best wishes on behalf of the Federal and State Governments.

The owner/developer of the station is H2 MOBILITY Deutschland, a joint venture that is expanding Germany’s hydrogen infrastructure. The filling station technology was developed by the gas and technology company Linde. Other H2 filling stations in North Rhine-Westphalia are already in operation today in Essen, Wuppertal, Münster, Düsseldorf, Leverkusen, and Frechen, and most recently in Mönchengladbach as well.

The hydrogen station in Siegen is state-of-the-art, and driver-side operation of the filling facilities is intuitive: the process is similar to refuelling conventional vehicles and takes three to five minutes. The facility is equipped with Linde’s IC90 ionic compressor. The ‘Siegerland’ application won with their integrated model project ‘E-mobility hoch 3’ (e-mobility to the power of 3), which advocates the system integration of technology, infrastructure, and services relating to electromobility. A mobility centre with various applications and sharing services is currently being set up in the industrial estate, and is expected to enrich the region’s vocational training and labour market as well.

The hydrogen station in Siegen is supported by the Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure (BMVI) under the NIP, the National Innovation Programme for Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technology. The total investment expenditure for the filling station in Siegen amounts to € 1,579,446. The station received a subsidy of € 947,668.

Hydrogen offers a chance to expand the range of fuels available in the transport sector in a climate-friendly way, because using hydrogen produced with renewable energy can significantly reduce climate-damaging CO2 emissions. Operating a hydrogen-powered fuel-cell vehicle causes no local pollutants or carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions. The range of these vehicles is between 500 and 700 kilometres on a full tank.

For hydrogen-powered electromobility to become a success story, an attractive range of fuel-cell vehicles and a nationwide infrastructure are needed. The expansion of the corresponding service-station network is progressing well. There are currently 70 H2 filling stations in Germany; by the end of the year, there will be 100 stations nationwide.

About H2 MOBILITY

H2 Mobility Deutschland GmbH & Co. KG is responsible for establishing a hydrogen infrastructure to supply cars with fuel-cell propulsion (700 bar technology) in Germany. The interim goal by 2019/2020 is to operate 100 stations in seven German metropolitan regions (Hamburg, Berlin, Rhine-Ruhr, Frankfurt, Nuremberg, Stuttgart and Munich) as well as along trunk roads and motorways. With the ramp-up of vehicle numbers, as many as 400 hydrogen stations will eventually ensure a nationwide supply. H2 MOBILITY handles all the tasks – planning, construction, operation, and marketing – that are necessary for successfully expanding and operating the network.

The company’s shareholders are Air Liquide, Daimler, Linde, OMV, Shell and TOTAL, with BMW, Honda, Hyundai, Toyota and Volkswagen and NOW GmbH (National Organisation Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technology) serving in an advisory capacity as associated partners.

More information: h2.live

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H2 MOBILITY Deutschland GmbH & Co. KG: Sybille Riepe, +49 (0)170 58 70 317, riepe@h2-mobility.de

14.06.2019
HYDROGEN FILL-UPS NOW AVAILABLE IN HERTEN

Herten,14 June 2019 | Drivers of fuel-cell powered electric cars can now refuel at a hydrogen (H2) station in Herten: H2 MOBILITY Deutschland and its shareholder Linde today opened the Herten H2 station with Cay Süberkrüb, District Administrator of Recklinghausen District, and Fred Toplak, Mayor of the City of Herten, in attendance. It is the fifth in the Ruhr region, and further increases the density of Germany’s network of hydrogen filling stations.Eröffnung H2 Tankstelle HertenLocated directly at the h2herten user centre at the Marie-Curie-Str./Albert-Einstein Allee crossing, the site is close to the A2 and the Recklinghausen junction, and therefore also near the A43. A total of 15 hydrogen filling stations are already up and running in NRW, including in Wuppertal, Düsseldorf, Essen and Münster. During the “NRW Hydrogen Week” from 23 June to 28 June, additional stations in Aachen, Siegen and Duisburg will celebrate their opening ceremonies as well.

The owner/developer of the Herten H2 station is H2 MOBILITY Deutschland, a joint venture tasked with establishing the hydrogen infrastructure in Germany.

The station in Herten is state-of-the-art, and driver-side operation of the filling facilities is intuitive: the process is similar to refuelling conventional vehicles and takes three to five minutes. It uses Linde’s IC90 ionic compressor, which compresses gaseous hydrogen to up to 900 bar in 5 steps.

E-Mobility with hydrogen reduces CO2 emissions

H2 offers a chance to expand the range of fuels available in the transport sector in a climate-friendly way: the use of hydrogen produced with renewable energy can significantly reduce climate-damaging CO2 emissions. Operating a hydrogen-powered fuel-cell vehicle causes no local pollutants or carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions. The range of these vehicles is between 500 and 700 kilometres on a full tank.

For hydrogen-powered electromobility to become a success story, an attractive range of fuel-cell vehicles and a nationwide infrastructure are needed. The expansion of the corresponding service-station network is progressing well. There are currently 70 H2 filling stations in Germany; by the end of the year, there will be 100 stations nationwide. In Shell’s filling-station network alone, there are already 25 hydrogen facilities, 6 of them in NRW.

The hydrogen station in Herten is funded by the European Commission through the Fuel Cells and Hydrogen 2 Joint Undertaking (FCH 2 JU) as part of the Hydrogen Mobility Europe (H2ME) project. 

COMMENTS ON THE OPENING OF THE HERTEN H2 STATION:

Nikolas Iwan, Managing Director H2 MOBILITY Deutschland GmbH:

“H2 MOBILITY continues the expansion of the hydrogen filling-station network in Germany: this year we are opening a station every two weeks on average; by the end of the year, hydrogen customers will be able to refuel at around 100 stations in Germany. The technology is ready for the market. We are looking forward to more and more customers who want to enjoy zero-emissions driving with the usual ranges and fuelling times.”

Dr Christian Bruch, Member of the Executive Board of Linde AG:

“Hydrogen technology plays a decisive role in the spread of electromobility. High ranges, short refuelling times, and good on-site storage capacities are crucial criteria. Linde technologies are used at all key points in the H2 value chain and ensure high efficiency.”

Fred Toplak, Mayor, City of Herten

I’m delighted that with the opening of this filling station, another building block in the project to establish Herten as a competence centre for hydrogen has been completed. My special thanks go to our local partners, the ‘Abfallentsorgungsgesellschaft Ruhrgebiet’ waste management company, the ‘Autohaus Glück Auf’ car dealership, and Concord Blue for their long-term dedication to the project.”

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Picture: Joachim Ronge, AGR, Bürgermeister Fred Toplak, Sybille Riepe, H2-MOBILITY, Ferry Franz, Toyota Motor Deutschland, Alexander Schadowski Linde, Volker Lindner, h2-netzwerk-ruhr

About H2 MOBILITY

H2 Mobility Deutschland GmbH & Co. KG is responsible for building a hydrogen infrastructure to supply cars with fuel-cell propulsion (700 bar technology) in Germany. The interim goal by the end of 2019 is to operate 100 H2 stations in seven German metropolitan regions (Hamburg, Berlin, Rhine-Ruhr, Frankfurt, Nuremberg, Stuttgart and Munich) as well as along trunk roads and motorways. With the ramp-up of vehicle numbers, up to 400 hydrogen stations are to eventually ensure a nationwide supply. H2 MOBILITY is responsible, for example, for network planning, permitting, procurement, construction, and operation.

The company’s shareholders are Air Liquide, Daimler, Linde, OMV, Shell and TOTAL, with BMW, Honda, Hyundai, Toyota and Volkswagen and NOW GmbH (National Organisation Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technology) serving in an advisory capacity as associated partners.

More information: h2.live

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28.05.2019
Hydrogen refuelling now available in Rheda-Wiedenbrück

Drivers of fuel-cell powered electric cars can now refuel at more and more filling stations. H2 MOBILITY Deutschland and its shareholders Shell and Linde have jointly opened the first hydrogen station in Rheda-Wiedenbrück (Gütersloh district). It is the 15th in North Rhine-Westphalia, and an addition to Germany’s increasingly dense network of hydrogen filling stations.

The new facility at the Shell station at Bielefelder Straße 145 is located directly at the Rheda-Wiedenbrück exit of the BAB 2 motorway. It is an important link for travellers coming from the direction of Berlin and Hanover and heading towards the Rhine/Ruhr area.

The project owner is H2 MOBILITY Deutschland; the filling-station technology in Rheda-Wiedenbrück comes from the gas and technology company Linde. H2 MOBILITY is a joint venture that is establishing a hydrogen infrastructure in Germany.

The station in Rheda-Wiedenbrück is state-of-the-art, and driver-side operation of the filling facilities is intuitive: the process is similar to refuelling conventional vehicles and takes three to five minutes. It uses Linde’s highly efficient IC90 ionic compressor, which has a capacity of 160 – 400 kg per day.

E-Mobility with hydrogen reduces CO2 emissions

Hydrogen offers an opportunity to expand the range of fuels available in the transport sector in a climate-friendly way: the use of hydrogen produced with renewable energy can significantly reduce climate-damaging CO2 emissions. Operating a hydrogen-powered fuel-cell vehicle causes no local pollutants or carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions. The range of these vehicles is between 500 and 700 kilometres on a full tank.

For electromobility with H2 to become a success story, an attractive range of fuel-cell vehicles and an appropriate supply infrastructure are needed. The expansion of the corresponding filling station network is progressing well. There are currently 70 H2 filling stations in Germany; by the end of 2019 there will be 100 stations nationwide. In Shell’s filling-station network alone, there are already 25 hydrogen facilities, 6 of them in NRW.

The hydrogen station in Rheda-Wiedenbrück is funded by the European Commission in the trans-European Transport Network (TEN-T CEF) as part of the Connecting Hydrogen Refuelling Stations (COHRS) project.

Hydrogen-powered fuel-cell vehicles are currently available from carmakers Hyundai, Daimler and Toyota. The new Hyundai Nexo will be on-site at the inauguration of the new hydrogen filling station in Rheda-Wiedenbrück.

Comments by participants on the opening of the H2 station in Rheda-Wiedenbrück:

Thomas Zengerly, Chairman of the Board of Shell Deutschland Oil GmbH:

“Hydrogen technology is a promising technology and H2 a fuel for clean mobility. We expect that from the 2020s on, this alternative drive will play an increasingly important role in markets including Germany, England, the Benelux countries, the USA and Japan. We at Shell are on track for this.”

Dr Christian Bruch, Member of the Executive Board of Linde AG:

“Hydrogen technology plays a decisive role in the spread of electromobility. High ranges, short refuelling times, and good on-site storage capacities are crucial criteria. Linde technologies are used at all key points in the H2 value chain and ensure high efficiency.”

Nikolas Iwan, Managing Director H2 MOBILITY Deutschland GmbH:

“Hydrogen offers electric mobility without limitations: rapid acceleration, short refuelling times, and long ranges. We are pleased to see more and more hydrogen pioneers using our growing network of filling stations. 100 stations will be in operation by the end of 2019! If you want, you can use our H2.LIVE app to track our progress.”

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PRESSEKONTAKTE:

Shell Deutschland Oil GmbH

Axel Pommeränke, +49 (0)40 6324 5290, shellpress@shell.com

Linde AG
Thomas Schaefer, +49 (0)89 7446-2464, thomas.kurt.schaefer@linde.com

H2 MOBILITY Deutschland GmbH & Co. KG

Sybille Riepe, +49 (0)170 58 70 317, riepe@h2-mobility.de

10.05.2019
Hydrogen refuelling now available in Halle (Saale)

Drivers of fuel-cell powered electric cars can now refuel in the German city of Halle an der Saale. Dr. Reiner Haseloff, Minister President of Saxony-Anhalt, joined partners PS Union, H2 MOBILITY Deutschland and Linde, in opening the federal state’s second hydrogen station today on the PS Union grounds at Blücherstraße 7.

Germany’s hydrogen filling station network is becoming denser and denser. Already, there are 70 public stations that offer hydrogen (H2) at 700 bar for fuel-cell cars. Another 30 filling stations are under construction. By the turn of the year, hydrogen car drivers will have around 100 H2 filling stations at their disposal [across Germany]. The station at Blücherstraße 7 is located in the northern part of the Neustadt district, not far from the Bundestraße 80 highway, and closes the network gap between Leipzig and Magdeburg.

The project ownerr is H2 MOBILITY Deutschland – a joint venture that is expanding the hydrogen infrastructure in Germany. Its shareholders are Air Liquide, Daimler, Linde, OMV, Shell, and TOTAL. BMW, Honda, Hyundai, Toyota and Volkswagen as well as the NOW GmbH National Organisation Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technology advise H2 MOBILITY in their capacity as associated partners. The filling-station technology in Halle (Saale) comes from the gas and technology company Linde. The station is state-of-the-art. Operation of the filling facilities is intuitive; the process is similar to refuelling conventional vehicles and takes three to five minutes.

The deciding factor in the choice of location was the application submitted by the cooperation partners PS Union, JEZ! mobil, Kooperationswerk Chemie+, isw gGmbH, Fraunhofer Institute for Microstructure of Materials and Systems IMWS, and Stadtwerke Halle to the H2 MOBILITY Standortaufruf (Call for Locations) 2017, in which Halle prevailed over nearly 30 competitors. The H2 filling station will be integrated into the region’s innovative mobility concept: ten hydrogen-powered vehicles will be added to the PS Union’s Group JEZ! mobil car-sharing offer, and the Stadtwerke Halle municipal utilities will use hydrogen vehicles in their company car-sharing program. The Fraunhofer IMWS and the Fraunhofer Center for Silicon Photovoltaics CSP will also use hydrogen vehicles and collect research data for their further optimisation. Other companies that will be supplementing their vehicle fleets with hydrogen-powered vehicles include municipal waste disposal and housing companies.

E-Mobility with hydrogen reduces CO2 emissions

Hydrogen offers an opportunity to expand the range of fuels available in the transport sector in a climate-friendly way: the use of hydrogen produced with renewable energy can significantly reduce climate-damaging carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions. Operating a hydrogen-powered fuel-cell vehicle causes no local pollutants or CO2 emissions. The range of these vehicles is between 500 and 700 kilometres on a full tank. For the construction of the hydrogen station in Halle (Saale), H2 MOBILITY received funding from the Fuel Cells and Hydrogen 2 Joint Undertaking (FCH 2 JU). The Joint Undertaking is supported by the EU Horizon 2020 Programme for Research and Innovation, as well as by Hydrogen Europe and Hydrogen Europe Research..

Participants’ comments on the opening of the H2-Station Halle (Saale):

Lorenz Jung, Network Delivery H2 MOBILITY Deutschland GmbH & Co.KG: “Hydrogen plays a crucial role in the transport and traffic turnaround. High ranges, short refuelling times and zero local emissions are the crucial criteria. H2 MOBILITY Deutschland is building the necessary infrastructure.”

Dr Reiner Haseloff, Minister President of Saxony-Anhalt, praised fuel-cell technology as an alternative to conventional drive systems: “A similar handling to conventional filling stations, comparable speeds and ranges – and all of it nearly without noise and pollutants. This hydrogen filling station, Saxony-Anhalt’s second after Magdeburg, closes a further gap in the hydrogen supply network.”

Dr Christian Bruch, Member of the Executive Board of Linde AG: “Hydrogen technology plays a decisive role in the successful spread of electromobility – and Linde technologies ensure high efficiency at all key points in the value chain.”

Volker Ciesiolka, Chairman & Managing Director PS Union GmbH and JEZ! mobil GmbH: “The opening of the hydrogen filling station completes our multi-energy filling station at the PS Union headquarters. Alongside conventional fuels, hydrogen can now finally be added to natural gas and electricity. I am very confident that all these types of drive will continue to exist going forward, and will become established in accordance with their areas of use and application. We are very proud that we are already able to offer ‘company car-sharing’ of hydrogen vehicles through our JEZ! mobil car-sharing platform. In the future, we also plan to expand hydrogen vehicles in the free-floating category, to be able to promote electromobility in this type of use as well.”

Professor Dr Ralf B. Wehrspohn, Director Fraunhofer IMWS: “For many years, our institute has been working to expand the applications of green hydrogen and to demonstrate and enhance the performance of hydrogen technologies. This new filling station gives us a very successful example in our immediate neighbourhood of how hydrogen can contribute to sector coupling and sustainable mobility.”

isw gGmbH with the cooperation network Chemie+: “The expansion and dissemination of hydrogen technology is important to isw gGmbH and the cooperation network Chemie+. We see the development of a regenerative hydrogen economy in the Central German chemicals triangle – across the value chain, from production to recycling – as the/our goal. So this filling station makes a valuable contribution to establishing new and environmentally friendly branches of industry in the region and to the gradual introduction of low-CO2 chemicals.”

Matthias Lux, Chairman Managing Director of Stadtwerke Halle GmbH: “Climate change is one of the greatest challenges of our time. As a sustainable and innovative municipal utility company, we began occupying ourselves with environmentally friendly, alternative drives long ago. We welcome the use of hydrogen as part of regional mobility strategies and with a view to cutting down on CO2, because it is a good complement to electric and natural gas drives in the emergence of alternative drives. As a partner, we were happy to support the construction of the new hydrogen filling station.”

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Picture: Enthusiasm in Halle: Joachim Heider, Linde AG, Lorenz Jung, H2 MOBILITY Deutschland, Volker Ciesiolka, PS Union, Dr. Ing. Reiner Haseloff, Minister President of Saxony-Anhalt, and Prof. Dr. Ralf B. Wehrspohn, Fraunhofer IMWS celebrate the opening of the 2nd Hydrogen Station in Saxony-Anhalt (v.l.n.r.)

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03.05.2019
Refueling hydrogen in Fürth

Fürth, 03 Mai 2019 | Drivers of fuel-cell electric cars can refuel at more and more filling stations: H2 MOBILITY Deutschland and its shareholders Shell and Air Liquide have jointly opened the first hydrogen (H2) filling stations in Fürth.

The network of stations at which fuel cell vehicles can refuel with hydrogen is becoming increasingly tight-knit. There are now 64 H2 filling stations in Germany; by the end of 2019 there will be 100. Hydrogen is used to refuel electric vehicles with fuel cells. Their advantages: no noise, no pollutants, but the same use, speed and range as passenger cars with petrol or diesel engines. Hydrogen vehicles have ranges of 500 to 800 kilometres, and are refuelled in just three minutes.

Bavaria leads the field with 14 stations

The hydrogen supply network in Germany is becoming increasingly tight knit. Bavaria already has H2 filling stations in cities including Munich, Nuremberg, Ingolstadt, Regensburg, and Geiselwind, and soon also in Erlangen and Würzburg – at currently 14, it has the most of any German federal state. In the Nuremberg metropolitan region alone there will be a total of eight hydrogen filling stations, just recently opened Bayreuth and Berg bei Hof.

The new location at the Shell service station Hans-Vogel-Str. 55 are situated directly on A73 motorway slip road Fürth-Poppenreuth. The developer is the H2 MOBILITY joint venture; the filling station technology for both stations comes from the gas and technology company Air Liquide. H2 MOBILITY is a JV that is setting up a hydrogen infrastructure in Germany

The hydrogen stations are state-of-the-art, intuitive to use by the driver; refuelling is similar to that of conventional vehicles and takes three to five minutes. The facilities each have a capacity of around 200 kilograms of hydrogen – enough to refuel 40 to 50 vehicles a day

E-mobility with hydrogen reduces CO2 emissions

Hydrogen offers a way to expand the range of fuels available in the transport sector in a climate-friendly way, because climate-damaging CO2 emissions can be significantly reduced by using hydrogen, especially if it is produced with renewable energy.

The hydrogen stations in Bayreuth and Berg bei Hof were funded by the European Commission through the Fuel Cells and Hydrogen 2 Joint Undertaking (FCH 2 JU) in the Hydrogen Mobility Europe (H2ME) project.

Comments from participants on the opening of the H2 stations in Bayreuth and Berg bei Hof

Dr. Thomas Zengerly, Chairman of the Board, Shell Deutschland Oil

“Hydrogen technology is a promising technology. We assume that from the 2020s, this alternative drive system will play an increasingly important role in markets such as Germany, Britain, the Benelux countries, the USA, and Japan. We are on target at Shell.”

Markus Schewitza, Managing Director Air Liquide Advanced Technologies GmbH:

“Hydrogen is one of the best solutions for achieving the goals of the Paris Agreement. It has the potential to decarbonise the transport sector, one of the major sources of pollution in our cities. Air Liquide is proud to contribute to the building of the biggest hydrogen infrastructure in Europe, and to thereby create the prerequisite for rolling-out fuel-cell vehicles in Germany.”

Lorenz Jung, Head of Network at H2 Mobility Deutschland GmbH:

“H2 MOBILITY continues to expand the hydrogen filling station network in Germany: this year we open H2 stations every two weeks on average. The technology is ready for the market. Korea and Japan are already preparing for the mass market. We look forward to more and more customers who want emission-free driving with familiar ranges and refueling times. ”

Dr. Thomas Jung, Lord Mayor of the city of Fürth

“Driving clean and with large ranges – thanks fuel cells. Therefore, I expressly welcome the establishment of a hydrogen filling station in the Fürth area. This form of e-mobility is a real alternative to the expensive battery production.

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Foto: Lorenz Jung, H2 Mobility Deutschland; Harald Riedel, Stadtratsfraktionsvorsitzender Bündnis 90/Die Grünen Fürth; Dr. Thomas Jung, Oberbürgermeister der Stadt Fürth; Dr. Daniel Teichmann, Hydrogenious Technologies Erlangen; Alexandra Buhl, Autohaus Buhl.

About H2 MOBILITY

H2 Mobility Deutschland GmbH & Co. KG is responsible for establishing a hydrogen infrastructure to supply cars with fuel-cell propulsion (700 bar technology) in Germany. The interim goal by the end of 2019 is to operate 100 H2 stations in seven German metropolitan regions (Hamburg, Berlin, Rhine-Ruhr, Frankfurt, Nuremberg, Stuttgart and Munich) as well as along trunk roads and motorways. With the ramp-up of vehicle numbers, as many as 400 hydrogen stations will eventually ensure a nationwide supply. H2 MOBILITY handles all the tasks – planning, construction, operation, and marketing – that are necessary for successfully expanding and operating the network.

The company’s shareholders are Air Liquide, Daimler, Linde, OMV, Shell and TOTAL, with BMW, Honda, Hyundai, Toyota and Volkswagen and NOW GmbH (National Organisation Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technology) serving in an advisory capacity as associated partners.

More information: h2.live

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PRESS OFFICERS:

Shell Deutschland Oil GmbH

Axel Pommeränke, +49 (0)40 6324 5290, shellpress@shell.com

Air Liquide Deutschland GmbH                                                                                  

Nicola Blumhofer, +49 (0)211 6699-4242,  nicola.blumhofer@airliquide.com

H2 MOBILITY Deutschland GmbH & Co. KG

Sybille Riepe, +49 (0)170 58 70 317, riepe@h2-mobility.de

11.04.2019
Hydrogen’s a go in Bayreuth and Berg bei Hof

Bayreuth und Berg bei Hof, 11 April 2019 | Drivers of fuel-cell electric cars can refuel at more and more filling stations: H2 MOBILITY Deutschland and its shareholders Shell and Air Liquide have jointly opened the first hydrogen (H2) filling stations in Bayreuth and Berg bei Hof. The hydrogen supply network in Germany is becoming increasingly tight knit.

Hydrogen is used to refuel electric vehicles with fuel cells. Their advantages: no noise, no pollutants, but the same use, speed and range as passenger cars with petrol or diesel engines. Hydrogen vehicles have ranges of 500 to 800 kilometres, and are refuelled in just three minutes.

The network of stations at which fuel cell vehicles can refuel with hydrogen is becoming increasingly tight-knit. There are now 64 H2 filling stations in Germany; by the end of 2019 there will be 100.

Bavaria leads the field with 14 stations

Bavaria already has H2 filling stations in cities including Munich, Nuremberg, Ingolstadt, Regensburg, and Geiselwind, and soon also in Erlangen and Würzburg – at currently 14, it has the most of any German federal state. In the Nuremberg metropolitan region alone, which also includes Bayreuth and Berg bei Hof, there will be a total of eight hydrogen filling stations.

Both new locations – the Shell service stations at Christian-Ritter-von-Langheinrich-Strasse 2 in Bayreuth and at Sieggrubenstrasse 5 in Berg near Hof – are situated directly on A9 motorway slip roads (Bayreuth North and Berg/Bad Steben respectively).

The developer is the H2 MOBILITY joint venture; the filling station technology for both stations comes from the gas and technology company Air Liquide. H2 MOBILITY is a JV that is setting up a hydrogen infrastructure in Germany

The hydrogen stations are state-of-the-art, intuitive to use by the driver; refuelling is similar to that of conventional vehicles and takes three to five minutes. The facilities each have a capacity of around 200 kilograms of hydrogen – enough to refuel 40 to 50 vehicles a day. 

E-mobility with hydrogen reduces CO2 emissions

Hydrogen offers a way to expand the range of fuels available in the transport sector in a climate-friendly way, because climate-damaging CO2 emissions can be significantly reduced by using hydrogen, especially if it is produced with renewable energy.

The hydrogen stations in Bayreuth and Berg bei Hof were funded by the European Commission through the Fuel Cells and Hydrogen 2 Joint Undertaking (FCH 2 JU) in the Hydrogen Mobility Europe (H2ME) project.

Comments from participants on the opening of the H2 stations in Bayreuth and Berg bei Hof

Thomas Bystry, Project Manager Hydrogen Filling Stations, Shell

“Hydrogen technology is a promising technology. We assume that from the 2020s, this alternative drive system will play an increasingly important role in markets such as Germany, Britain, the Benelux countries, the USA, and Japan. We are on target at Shell.”

Markus Schewitza, Managing Director Air Liquide Advanced Technologies GmbH:

“Hydrogen is one of the best solutions for achieving the goals of the Paris Agreement. It has the potential to decarbonise the transport sector, one of the major sources of pollution in our cities. Air Liquide is proud to contribute to the building of the biggest hydrogen infrastructure in Europe, and to thereby create the prerequisite for rolling-out fuel-cell vehicles in Germany.”

Lorenz Jung, Head of Network at H2 Mobility Deutschland GmbH:

“Driving an electric car is fun, but charging it is less so. Hydrogen is the solution: electromotive acceleration, refuelling in three minutes, and ranges of 500 – 800 km. We are pleased to see an increasing number of hydrogen pioneers using our growing network of filling stations.”

Brigitte Merk-Erbe, Mayor of Bayreuth

“The fuel cell enables clean mobility with long ranges, which is why the city of Bayreuth championed the construction of a hydrogen filling station at an early stage. We want to give our citizens and companies the opportunity to switch to electric mobility with fuel-cell vehicles.”

Dr Oliver Bär, Head of the Hof district authority

“To get hydrogen vehicles on the road now, we need a big H2 filling station network – in the cities, along the motorways, and across the country. We’ve gladly supported the construction in our district, and hope that the people in Franconia will get on board as well.”

About H2 MOBILITY

H2 Mobility Deutschland GmbH & Co. KG is responsible for establishing a hydrogen infrastructure to supply cars with fuel-cell propulsion (700 bar technology) in Germany. The interim goal by the end of 2019 is to operate 100 H2 stations in seven German metropolitan regions (Hamburg, Berlin, Rhine-Ruhr, Frankfurt, Nuremberg, Stuttgart and Munich) as well as along trunk roads and motorways. With the ramp-up of vehicle numbers, as many as 400 hydrogen stations will eventually ensure a nationwide supply. H2 MOBILITY handles all the tasks – planning, construction, operation, and marketing – that are necessary for successfully expanding and operating the network.

The company’s shareholders are Air Liquide, Daimler, Linde, OMV, Shell and TOTAL, with BMW, Honda, Hyundai, Toyota and Volkswagen and NOW GmbH (National Organisation Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technology) serving in an advisory capacity as associated partners.

More information: h2.live

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BU Bild1: Bei bestem Wetter wurde die Wasserstofftankstelle in Berg eröffnet (vorne, von links) Frank Still von Toyota, Lorenz Jung von H2 Mobility, Landrat Dr. Oliver Bär, Sybille Riepe (H2 Mobility), Günter Finzel (Stadt Bayreuth) und in der zweiten Reihe Thomas Bystry (Shell), Maximilian Engel und Christof Roß (Autohaus Engel).

BU Bild 2: Und auch die Eröffnung der Wasserstofftankstelle in Bayreuth bei Sonnenschein: Christof Roß (Autohaus Engel), Thomas Bystry (Shell), Frank Still (Toyota), Brigitte Merk-Erbe (Oberbürgermeisterin Bayreuth), Maximilian Engel (Autohaus Engel), Sybille Riepe und Lorenz Jung (H2 MOBILITY),  von links nach rechts.

 

PRESS OFFICERS:

Shell Deutschland Oil GmbH

Axel Pommeränke, +49 (0)40 6324 5290, shellpress@shell.com

Air Liquide Deutschland GmbH                                                                                  

Nicola Blumhofer, +49 (0)211 6699-4242,  nicola.blumhofer@airliquide.com

H2 MOBILITY Deutschland GmbH & Co. KG

Sybille Riepe, +49 (0)170 58 70 317, riepe@h2-mobility.de

01.04.2019
Fill up with hydrogen in Hannover-Laatzen

Hannover, 01 April 2019 | Drivers of fuel-cell electric cars can refuel at more and more filling stations: H2 MOBILITY Deutschland and its shareholders Shell and Air Liquide have jointly opened a hydrogen (H2) filling station in Hannover-Laatzen – the fifth in Lower Saxony. The hydrogen supply network in Germany is becoming increasingly tight knit.

Hydrogen is used to refuel electric vehicles with fuel cells. Their advantages: no noise, no pollutants, but the same use, speed and range as passenger cars with petrol or diesel engines. Hydrogen vehicles have ranges of 500 to 800 kilometres, and are refuelled in just three minutes.

The network of stations at which fuel cell vehicles can refuel with hydrogen is becoming increasingly tight knit. There are now 64 H2 filling stations in Germany; by the end of 2019 there will be 100. Other H2 filling stations can be found nearby in Wolfsburg and Osnabrück, as well as in Kassel, Bremen, Stuhr and Hamburg.

The facility at the Shell service station on Karlsruher Straße 12 is directly next to the Hannover Messe convention grounds and near the Hannover-Süd motorway junction. It is a link, e.g., for journeys on the routes from Hamburg to Hesse and southern Germany or from Berlin to North Rhine-Westphalia.

The client is H2 MOBILITY, a joint venture that is setting up a hydrogen infrastructure in Germany. The filling station technology comes from the gas and technology company Air Liquide.

The Hannover-Laatzen hydrogen station is state-of-the-art, intuitive to use by the driver; refuelling is similar to that of conventional vehicles and takes three to five minutes. The facility has a capacity of around 200 kilograms of hydrogen – enough to refuel 40 to 50 vehicles a day.

E-mobility with hydrogen reduces CO2 emissions

Hydrogen offers a way to expand the range of fuels available in the transport sector in a climate-friendly way, because climate-damaging CO2 emissions can be significantly reduced by using hydrogen, especially if it is produced with renewable energy.

The hydrogen station in Hannover-Laatzen is funded by the European Commission through the Fuel Cells and Hydrogen 2 Joint Undertaking (FCH 2 JU) in the Hydrogen Mobility Europe (H2ME) project.

Comments from participants on the opening of the H2 station Hannover-Laatzen:

Olaf Lies, Lower Saxony Minister for the Environment, Energy, Building and Climate Protection

“Lower Saxony has pursued a systematic hydrogen strategy for some time now, and champions the use of hydrogen as an energy carrier in a wide variety of areas, including mobility. If we want to achieve our climate protection targets, emission-free mobility will become more and more important. Hydrogen-powered fuel cells are a fixture in this, alongside battery-powered electric vehicles. However, the change from hot to cold combustion can only succeed if the charging infrastructure is in place. So I am pleased to see another hydrogen filling station in the Hannover area. We have the technology and the know-how to make use of hydrogen. We should seize these opportunities.”

Thomas Zengerly, Chairman of the Board of Shell Deutschland Oil GmbH:

“Hydrogen is a promising proposition. We expect that, starting in the 2020s, this alternative drive will play an increasingly important role in markets such as Germany, England, the Benelux countries, the USA and Japan. At Shell, we are right on course.”

Markus Schewitza, Managing Director Air Liquide Advanced Technologies GmbH:

“Hydrogen is one of the best solutions for achieving the targets of the Paris Climate Change Agreement. It has the potential to decarbonise the transport sector, one of the major sources of pollution in our cities. Air Liquide is proud to be involved in the development of Europe’s largest hydrogen infrastructure and thereby create the conditions for the roll-out of fuel-cell vehicles in Germany”.

Lorenz Jung, Head of Network at H2 Mobility Deutschland GmbH:

“Germany is a pioneer in hydrogen-powered electromobility! We are currently building the backbone of hydrogen mobility with the first 100 stations in seven major German metropolitan regions and along the most heavily frequented trunk roads and motorways. As we continue to expand, we will increasingly go where the demand is.”

About H2 MOBILITY

H2 Mobility Deutschland GmbH & Co. KG is responsible for building a hydrogen infrastructure to supply cars with fuel-cell propulsion (700 bar technology) in Germany. The interim goal by the end of 2019 is to operate 100 H2 stations in seven German metropolitan regions (Hamburg, Berlin, Rhine-Ruhr, Frankfurt, Nuremberg, Stuttgart and Munich) as well as along trunk roads and motorways. With the ramp-up of vehicle numbers, up to 400 hydrogen stations are to eventually ensure a nationwide supply. H2 MOBILITY is responsible, for example, for network planning, permitting, procurement, construction, and operation.

The company’s shareholders are Air Liquide, Daimler, Linde, OMV, Shell and TOTAL, with BMW, Honda, Hyundai, Toyota and Volkswagen and NOW GmbH (National Organisation Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technology) serving in an advisory capacity as associated partners.

More information: h2.live

Caption: Olaf Lies (Minister for the Environment, Energy, Building and Climate Protection), Lorenz Jung (H2 MOBILITY), Dr. Silke Lesemann (MdL Lower Saxony), Dr. med. Thomas Zengerly (Shell Deutschland Oil) and Markus Schewitza (Air Liquide Advanced Technologies) are opening a hydrogen filling station next to the Hannover Messe.

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PRESS ENQUIRIES:

Shell Deutschland Oil GmbH
Axel Pommeränke, +49 (0)40 6324 5290, shellpresse@shell.com

Air Liquide Deutschland GmbH
Nicola Blumhofer, +49 (0)211 6699-4242,  nicola.blumhofer@airliquide.com

H2 MOBILITY Deutschland GmbH & Co. KG
Sybille Riepe, +49 (0)170 58 70 317, riepe@h2-mobility.de

27.03.2019
Fully electrified! Local initiative brings hydrogen filling station to Braunschweig

Braunschweig, March 25, 2019 – Success for the klimabewusster Braunschweiger environmental initiative, which advocated the construction of a hydrogen (H2) filling station in the region: one of the first 100 H2 stations in Germany will be integrated into the Shell filling station at Hamburger Strasse 211. The operating consortium H2 MOBILITY Germany expects to start construction this summer.

Hydrogen is used to fuel electric vehicles with fuel cells. Its advantages: no noise or pollutants, but the same use, speed, and range as cars with petrol or diesel engines. Hydrogen vehicles have ranges of 500 to 800 kilometres and, just like conventional vehicles, can fill up at filling stations in just three minutes. The station in Braunschweig will be built with technology from the gas and technology specialist Air Liquide.

The network of stations where fuel-cell vehicles can fuel with hydrogen keeps expanding: there are currently 62 such filling stations in Germany, including in Hanover, Wolfsburg, and Magdeburg. By the end of 2019, the number is expected to reach 100, with more to follow. The selected location at the Shell filling station at Hamburger Strasse 211 is conveniently located on the A2 motorway, making it a connective link on the Berlin – Ruhr and Berlin – Kassel routes.

The local automobile developer IAV GmbH, the company WiTech, the Forschungsflughafen Braunschweig GmbH research airport, the company Veolia, Braunschweig Technical University, the Lower Saxony Research Centre for Vehicle Technology, the Braunschweig branch of the German Aerospace Center (DLR), and the municipal business development agency Braunschweig Zukunft GmbH had all supported the construction of the filling station.

The German Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure (BMVI) is funding the construction of the hydrogen station with around €950,000 under its National Innovation Programme Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technology (NIP 2).

The shareholders of the H2 MOBILITY operating consortium are Air Liquide, Daimler, Linde, OMV, Shell and TOTAL, with BMW, Honda, Hyundai, Toyota and Volkswagen, as well as NOW GmbH (National Organisation Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technology) advise the consortium as associated partners.

More information: h2.live

 

PRESS Enquiries:

Shell Deutschland Oil GmbH
Axel Pommeränke, +49 (0)40 6324 5290, shellpresse@shell.com 

Air Liquide Deutschland GmbH
Nicola Blumhofer, +49 (0)211 6699-4242,  nicola.blumhofer@airliquide.com

H2 MOBILITY Deutschland GmbH & Co. KG
Sybille Riepe, +49 (0)170 58 70 317, riepe@h2-mobility.de

NOW GmbH
Nina Posdziech +49 (0)30 3116116 44 nina.posdziech@now-gmbh.de

27.03.2019
Hannover Messe 2019 / Hydrogen-powered e-mobility

Hannover Messe 2019, Hall 27

Hydrogen (H2): clean mobility, climate protection, and sector coupling in conjunction with high usability. H2 MOBILITY Deutschland, the Clean Energy Partnership (CEP), NOW GmbH, the German Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Association (DWV), the German Technical and Scientific Association for Gas and Water (DVGW), and e.GO REX GmbH will jointly form a focal point within the Hannover Messe’s Hydrogen and Fuel Cells EUROPE exhibition at the 2019 Hanover Fair. Aspects of the H2 infrastructure that are currently important, fuel cell mobility, funding programmes, and technology initiatives will be addressed. A worldwide first from the Aachen-based start-up e.GO REX will also be on display: the Mover e-minibus with a fuel-cell range extender. Another highlight: On April 1, we will join Olaf Lies, Lower Saxony’s Minister for Environment, Energy, Building, and Climate Protection, in inaugurating the new H2 filling station at the Shell service station right by the trade-fair grounds at Karlsruher Str. 12 in Hannover’s Laatzen district.

Ride, Refuel & Talk at Hannover Messe 2019

In the Ride, Refuel & Talk, visitors to the Hannover Messe can experience for themselves the practicality of hydrogen mobility in everyday life. Four fuel-cell vehicles – Hyundai (NEXO), Mercedes Benz (GLC F-CELL), Toyota (Mirai) – are available on the outdoor area in front of Hall 27. On request, a refuelling can also be carried out at the newly opened Laatzen hydrogen station.

H2 MOBILITY Deutschland

Hydrogen’s suitability for everyday use begins with an extensive network of hydrogen filling stations, as is currently being set up in Germany. H2 MOBILITY has dedicated itself to this task – which is unprecedented in this form: there is no comparable entrepreneurial initiative anywhere else in the world that sees the introduction of a zero-emissions fuel as a national duty and is driving it forward.

The first goal is to operate 100 H2 filling stations in the seven major metropolitan areas of Hamburg, Berlin, Rhine-Ruhr, Frankfurt, Nuremberg, Stuttgart, and Munich, as well as along the arterial roads and motorways that connect these hubs. H2 MOBILITY will handle all of the operational tasks, including network planning, permitting, procurement, construction, and operation of the filling stations. Its shareholders are Air Liquide, Daimler, Linde, OMV, Shell, and TOTAL. (We are Hydrogen, Hall 27, Stand B55)

Clean Energy Partnership (CEP)

The partners in the Clean Energy Partnership (CEP) are working across multiple sectors towards the market activation of hydrogen and fuel-cell mobility as part of a sustainable energy transition. The industrial partnership transfers the experience gained in the car sector to other modes of transport, promotes sector coupling, and develops business models for hydrogen production from renewable energy. The CEP focuses on the road capability of powerful vehicles, fast and safe refuelling, and the systems compatibility of accompanying technologies for optimised production, storage and logistics. Air Liquide, Audi, BMW, Daimler, GP Joule, H2 MOBILITY, Honda, Hyundai, Linde, OMV, Shell, Total, Toyota, and the Westfalen Group are all involved in the project. (We are Hydrogen, Hall 27, Stand B55)

NOW GmbH

NOW GmbH stands for holistically conceived, clean and efficient electric mobility in an integrated energy system using the key technologies of battery, hydrogen, and fuel cell. Drawing on its technical expertise, NOW coordinates funding programmes in the field of alternative fuels and propulsion systems, and advises the German government in these areas. It analyses and evaluates relevant projects and studies, develops strategies for implementing new and existing programmes and instruments, and provides input on the regulatory framework at national and European level. (Hall 27, Stand B59)

German Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Association (DWV)

The German Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Association (DWV) represents firms that employ more than 1.5 million people in Germany, and therefore a decisive component of German business. Our aim is to introduce all aspects of a future supply infrastructure with hydrogen, its production, and energy-related use – in particular the use of fuel cells to convert energy – into a discussion of facts and the future, and to actively shape market developments.  (Hall 27, Stand B49)

German Technical and Scientific Association for Gas and Water (DVGW)

As a recognised regulatory institution, a technical and scientific source of expertise, and promoter of technical innovations, the DVGW is the competence network for all matters relating to the supply of drinking water and energy gases such as natural gas. Technical concepts for the integration, transport, and storage of synthetically produced ‘green’ gases using the existing gas infrastructure are a key area of the DVGW’s work. The DVGW also does studies to research the potential of regenerative gases in Germany. From the results, it derives recommendations for regulatory instruments that accelerate climate protection with green gases. The use of hydrogen and other green gases such as methane and biogas is the key to the success of the energy transition, especially in the transport sector. (Hall 27, Stand B49)

e.GO REX GmbH

This start-up from Aachen’s Engineering Valley is advancing the development of a scalable fuel-cell range extender for e-vehicles. A range extender means that the fuel cell supplies the engine with power via the traction batteries. One advantage lies in the potential industrialisation of production, which can be more easily achieved using the fuel cell as a range extender. With the e.GO Mover, e.GO REX is already presenting a world first in Hanover: the first autonomous electric minibus equipped with a fuel-cell range extender. (Hall 27, Stand B45)

Dates and lectures:

On Tuesday, 02.04. at 13:40 the Clean Energy Partnership and H2 MOBILITY will report on hydrogen in everyday life in Germany in the Public Forum – title: We are Hydrogen

The inauguration of the Laatzen hydrogen station at the Shell station at Karlsruher Str. 12 will take place on 01 April 19 at 12:15 as a press conference.

Other lectures (Full schedule posted here):

Monday: “Hydrogen in Heavy Duty and Public Transport – Status quo, Potential and Challenges” (Elena Hof, Programm Manager NIP, NOW GmbH)

Tuesday: “HyLand – Hydrogen Regions in Germany” (Thorsten Herbert, Divisional Head Transport and Infrastructure | Head of Programme NIP, NOW GmbH)

“40 GW Electrolyzer Alliance – Incubator for a European industry leadership” (Werner Diwald, Chairman of the board, DWV)

Wednesday: “International Cooperation for a Global Hydrogen Economy” Dr Geert Tjarks, Divisional Head International Cooperations, NOW GmbH)

“Hydrogen Industry – Economic chance for regions of structural change?” (Werner Diwald, Chairman of the board, DWV)

Thursday: „Towards zero-emission mobility in commercial transport“ (Johannes Daum, Team Leader Power-Based Fuels and Head of Programme Mobility and Fuel Strategy (MKS), NOW GmbH)
“E-Fuels – Transition solution for low carbon emission mobility?“ (Werner Diwald, Chairman of the board, DWV)

 

CONTACT DETAILS:

Clean Energy Partnership (CEP)
Kristin Bube: (c/o: be: public relations GmbH), +49 (0)40 238 05 87 95, cep@bepr.de

Deutscher Wasserstoff- und Brennstoffzellen-Verband e.V. (DWV)
Werner Diwald, Tel.: +49 172 397 4410, diwald@dwv-info.de

Deutscher Verein des Gas- und Wasserfaches e.V. (DVGW)
Sabine Wächter, +49 (0) 228 9188-609, waechter@dvgw.de

e.GO REX GmbH
Stefan Dany, CEO e.GO REX (stefan.dany@e-go-rex.com)

H2 MOBILITY Deutschland
Sybille Riepe: +49 (0)170 58 70 317, riepe@h2-mobility.de

NOW – Nationale Organisation Wasserstoff und Brennstoffzellentechnologie
Nina Posdziech: +49-(0)30-311 61 16-44, nina.posdziech@now-gmbh.de

15.03.2019
Hydrogen reaches Leverkusen

  • Joint venture H2 MOBILITY puts further H2 stations into operation
  • Fuel-cell vehicles can now refuel at Shell filling station on Karl-Krekeler-Strasse
  • Systems technology from Air Liquide
  • Facility supported by European Commission

 

Drivers of electric cars with fuel cells can refill their tanks at more and more filling stations: The joint venture H2 Mobility Deutschland and its shareholders Shell and Air Liquide have now opened another hydrogen (H2) filling station in Leverkusen. A new H2 station simultaneously went into operation in Essen – the ninth and tenth in North Rhine-Westphalia.

Fuel-cell powered electric vehicles run on hydrogen. The advantages: no noise, no pollutants, but the same utility, speed, and range as cars with petrol or diesel engines. Hydrogen vehicles have ranges of 500 to 800 kilometres and can refuel in just three minutes.

The network of stations where fuel-cell vehicles can fuel with hydrogen is becoming ever denser: there are currently 62 H2 filling stations in Germany, including Cologne, Düsseldorf, Mülheim, and Wuppertal. By the end of 2019, there are to be 100, with other stations in places like Mönchengladbach, Aachen, Dortmund, and Duisburg already nearing completion.

The new H2 station in Leverkusen was built using technology supplied by Air Liquide. Its location, the Shell filling station at Karl-Krekeler-Strasse 2, is conveniently located near the Leverkusen motorway junction, just 500 metres from the A3 slip road.


E-mobility with hydrogen reduces
CO2 emissions

Hydrogen offers a way to expand the range of fuels available in the transport sector in a climate-friendly way: climate-damaging CO2 emissions can be considerably reduced by using hydrogen produced with renewable energy.

Thomas Zengerly, Chairman & CEO, Shell Deutschland Oil GmbH, says: “Hydrogen is a promising technology, and H2 is a fuel for clean mobility.”

Markus Schewitza, Managing Director Air Liquide Advanced Technologies GmbH, adds: “Hydrogen is one of the best solutions for achieving the goals of the Paris Agreement. It has the potential to decarbonise the transport sector, one of the major sources of pollution in our cities. Air Liquide is proud to contribute to the building of the biggest H2 infrastructure in Europe, and thus enable the roll-out of fuel-cell vehicles in Germany.”

Nikolas Iwan, Managing Director of H2 MOBILITY Deutschland GmbH, says: “Germany is on its way to becoming a pioneer in electromobility with hydrogen. We are currently building the backbone of the hydrogen infrastructure with the first 100 stations in metropolitan areas as well as along connecting arterial roads and motorways. The details of the expansion are determined by the demand.

The hydrogen station in Leverkusen is funded by the European Commission through the Fuel Cells and Hydrogen 2 Joint Undertaking (FCH 2 JU) in the Hydrogen Mobility Europe (H2ME) project.

 

About H2 MOBILITY

H2 MOBILITY Deutschland GmbH & Co KG is responsible for the establishment of a nationwide hydrogen infrastructure to supply fuel-cell powered cars (700 bar technology) in Germany. The interim goal by the end of 2019 is to operate 100 hydrogen stations in seven German metropolitan areas (Hamburg, Berlin, Rhine-Ruhr, Frankfurt, Nuremberg, Stuttgart, and Munich), and along the connecting roads and motorways. This will be followed by another 400 hydrogen stations, to ensure a nationwide supply as vehicle numbers are ramped up. H2 MOBILITY is handling all of the operational tasks, including network planning, permitting, procurement, construction, and operation.

H2 MOBILITY’s shareholders are Air Liquide, Daimler, Linde, OMV, Shell, and TOTAL. The company is advised by associated partners BMW, Honda, Hyundai, Toyota and Volkswagen, as well as Germany’s National Organisation for Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technology (NOW GmbH).

 

PRESS CONTACTS:

Shell Germany Oil GmbH
Axel Pommeränke, +49 (0) 40 6324 5290, shellpresse@shell.com

Air Liquide Germany GmbH
Nicola Blumhofer, +49 (0)211 6699-4242, nicola.blumhofer@airliquide.com

H2 Mobility Germany GmbH
Sybille Riepe, +49 (0) 170 58 70 317, riepe@h2-mobility.de

 

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15.03.2019
Hydrogen reaches Essen

  • Joint venture H2 MOBILITY puts further H2 stations into operation
  • Fuel-cell vehicles can now refuel at Shell filling station on Katernberger Strasse
  • Systems technology by Linde
  • Facility supported by European Commission


Drivers of electric cars with fuel cells can refill their tanks at more and more filling stations: The joint venture H2 MOBILITY Deutschland and its shareholders Shell and Linde have now opened another hydrogen (
H2) filling station in Essen-Katernberg. A new H2 station simultaneously went into operation in Leverkusen – the ninth and tenth in North Rhine-Westphalia.

Fuel-cell powered electric vehicles run on hydrogen. The advantages: no noise, no pollutants, but the same utility, speed, and range as cars with petrol or diesel engines. Hydrogen vehicles have ranges of 500 to 800 kilometres and can refuel in just three minutes. The facility in Essen was built using Linde technology and can hold 230 kilograms of hydrogen – enough to fuel about 50 vehicles a day.

The network of stations where fuel-cell vehicles can fuel with hydrogen is becoming ever denser: there are currently 62 H2 filling stations in Germany, including in Kamen, Mülheim, Düsseldorf, Ratingen, and Wuppertal. By the end of 2019, there are to be 100; other upcoming openings include Dortmund, Duisburg, and Herten.

The new H2 station on Katernberger Strasse 99 is conveniently located near the Essen-Nord motorway junction, one kilometre from the A42 slip road.


E-mobility with hydrogen reduces
CO2 emissions

Hydrogen offers a way to expand the range of fuels available in the transport sector in a climate-friendly way: climate-damaging CO2 emissions can be considerably reduced by using hydrogen produced with renewable energy.

Dr. Christian Bruch, a member of the Linde AG Executive Board, adds: “Hydrogen technology plays a decisive role in the successful spread of electric mobility. Linde technologies ensure high efficiency at all key points in the value chain.”

Nikolas Iwan, Managing Director of H2 MOBILITY Deutschland GmbH, says: “Germany is on its way to becoming a pioneer in electromobility with hydrogen. We are currently building the backbone of the hydrogen infrastructure with the first 100 stations in metropolitan areas as well as along connecting arterial roads and motorways. The details of the expansion are determined by the demand.

The hydrogen station in Essen is funded by the European Commission through the Fuel Cells and Hydrogen 2 Joint Undertaking (FCH 2 JU) in the Hydrogen Mobility Europe (H2ME) project.

 

About H2 MOBILITY

H2 MOBILITY Deutschland GmbH & Co KG is responsible for the establishment of a nationwide hydrogen infrastructure to supply fuel-cell powered cars (700 bar technology) in Germany. The interim goal by the end of 2019 is to operate 100 hydrogen stations in seven German metropolitan areas (Hamburg, Berlin, Rhine-Ruhr, Frankfurt, Nuremberg, Stuttgart, and Munich), and along the connecting roads and motorways. This will be followed by another 400 hydrogen stations, to ensure a nationwide supply as vehicle numbers are ramped up. H2 MOBILITY is handling all of the operational tasks, including network planning, permitting, procurement, construction, and operation.

H2 MOBILITY’s shareholders are Air Liquide, Daimler, Linde, OMV, Shell, and TOTAL. The company is advised by associated partners BMW, Honda, Hyundai, Toyota and Volkswagen, as well as Germany’s National Organisation for Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technology (NOW GmbH).

 

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Shell Germany Oil GmbH
Axel Pommeränke, +49 (0) 40 6324 5290, shellpresse@shell.com

Linde AG
Thomas Schaefer, +49 89 7446-2464; thomas.kurt.schaefer@linde.com

H2 Mobility Deutschland GmbH
Sybille Riepe, +49 (0) 170 58 70 317, riepe@h2-mobility.de

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11.02.2019
H2 MOBILITY uses green hydrogen certificates “CERTIFY GO”

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05.02.2019
Now available: the new H2.LIVE/CARD

Berlin, 4 Feb 19 | The new H2 MOBILITY fuel card is available starting today. The card is a prerequisite for easy, fast hydrogen refuelling in Germany. It works at all hydrogen stations and replaces the previous H2 fuel card, which will continue to be valid at H2 MOBILITY stations only until 31 March.

The new H2.LIVE/CARD can be applied for easily and free of charge at www.h2.live or in the H2.LIVE app. The application includes a short training video that can also be viewed at any time even when not applying for the card.

The new H2.LIVE/CARD also makes it possible to activate a direct debit procedure and view your personal refuelling data. More services will follow in the near future. In the long term, the H2.LIVE/CARD provides the foundation for a Europe-wide payment system and thus for unlimited mobility with hydrogen.

Applicants can contact the service email address if they have any questions: info@h2.live.

05.02.2019
Strategy change at great Wall Motor (GWM)

GWM’s focusses investments on the Chinese market and withdraws Memorandum of Understanding with H2 MOBILITY

Berlin, 1.2.2019 | Three months after announcing that GWM intends to become the seventh shareholder of H2 MOBILITY Deutschland, the Chinese carmaker announced a strategy change: As one of the leading Chinese SUV and pickup manufacturers, GWM has reorganized its hydrogen activities and now lays the development focus for the time being on FCEVs for the Chinese market, where the momentum for hydrogen is growing fast.

China is already the world’s largest car market and intends to become the world market leader in alternative drive systems and explicitly in the fuel cell technology.

24.10.2018
Great Wall Motor to invest in Germany’s Hydrogen Network

Berlin, 24.10.2018 Leading Chinese Car Manufacturer, Great Wall Motor (GWM), has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with H2 MOBILITY to become its seventh shareholder and co-owner. It will contribute additional investment to the company and acquire a minority share in H2 MOBILITY. GWM thereby joins the six existing shareholders, namely Air Liquide, Daimler, Linde, OMV, Shell and TOTAL.

H2 MOBILITY Deutschland (H2 MOBILITY) establishes a nationwide hydrogen infrastructure to supply cars with fuel-cell drives in Germany. During the first phase, H2 MOBILITY will operate 100 hydrogen stations in seven German metropolitan areas (Hamburg, Berlin, Rhine-Ruhr, Frankfurt, Nuremberg, Stuttgart and Munich), and along connecting highways in 2019. This will be followed by up to 300 more hydrogen stations in line with vehicle ramp up.

Great Wall Motor China (GWM) has made significant investments in New Energy Vehicle technologies. With an advanced hydrogen prototype and test centre in Baoding, Hebei, China, as well as expertise in Shanghai with the recently acquired Shanghai Fuel Cell Vehicle Powertrain co. ltd., GWM is on the way to develop and deploy cost-competitive fuel cell electric drive technologies. In the future, GWM will provide FCEVs to customers in China, and will later consider expanding into international markets with a focus on early hydrogen markets such as Germany with its rapidly growing hydrogen station network developed by H2 MOBLITY. In order to contribute to establishing a hydrogen refuelling infrastructure network in China as soon as possible, GWM is making investments in hydrogen refuelling technologies. Cooperating with the leading hydrogen infrastructure company and private-public partnership in Germany is expected to help to accelerate the deployment of hydrogen refuelling stations in Germany as well as in China.

H2 MOBILITY and GWM will cooperate closely on the harmonization and advancement of hydrogen codes & standards, and will work to further improve the reliability and convenience of hydrogen refuelling. Both parties aim to exchange learnings and experience to accelerate the deployment of refuelling station networks in China and Germany.

About Great Wall Motor Company
Great Wall Motor Company Limited is China’s leading SUV and pickup manufacturer with more than a million vehicles sold in 2017 under the brands Great Wall, Haval and Wey. Advancing electric propulsion, including hydrogen fuel cell drive, is a key focus of Great Wall Motor’s R&D. Great Wall Motor is on the way to develop and roll-out high-power fuel cell electric cars and SUVs with a cost-competitive design, high energy-efficiency and low carbon footprint. By joining the international Hydrogen Council as the first Chinese OEM Steering Member, as well as being active in the International Fuel Cell and Hydrogen Association (IHFCA) and the National Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Alliance (NAHFC), Great Wall Motor is committed to the advancement of hydrogen mobility and the hydrogen energy industry in China and worldwide.

About H2 Mobility Deutschland

H2 MOBILITY Deutschland GmbH & Co. KG is responsible for the backbone of a hydrogen mobility in Germany. Rolling-out a nationwide network of up to 400 hydrogen stations is the basis for  environmental friendly e-mobility with rapid refuelling times and long range. H2 MOBILITY owns all operative tasks, including network planning, building and operating the stations. Minimising risks, bundling expertise, speeding up national and international standardisation, making better use of funding are reasons why Air Liquide, Daimler, Linde, OMV, Shell and TOTAL have joined forces with H2 MOBILITY Germany. Associated partners that work with H2 MOBILITY in an advisory capacity include BMW, Honda, Hyundai, Toyota and Volkswagen as well as NOW GmbH (National Organisation for Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technology). H2 MOBILITY receives funding from the German Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure (BMVI) and from the European Commission. Germany has already a network of more than 50 public hydrogen stations mostly operated by H2 MOBILITY.

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Sybille Riepe, Communication Manager H2 MOBILITY, Phone: 0049 170-58 70 317, E-Mail riepe@h2-mobility.de

Angus Zhang, Project Manager Great Wall Motor, Phone: +86 138-1110-4821, E-Mail zhangjian@gwm.cn

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23.10.2018
New hydrogen filling station in Weiterstadt

23 October 2018, Weiterstadt – H2 MOBILITY Deutschland, Shell and Air Liquide today opened symbolically the seventh hydrogen (H2) filling station in Hesse during the Brennstoffzellen Forum Hessen 2018. By commissioning the station at the Shell service station in Weiterstadt, the partners have taken one more step towards a nationwide H2 supply network in Germany.

The service station is located directly on the Weiterstadt motorway exit, a few kilometres from the Darmstädter Kreuz (BAB 5; 67 and 672) junction in the Darmstadt and Groß-Gerau catchment areas. This means that drivers of zero-emission fuel-cell cars now have an additional fuelling option on the important north-south axis between Frankfurt, Mannheim and Karlsruhe.

The owner and operator of the new H2 station at the Shell service station is the joint venture

H2 MOBILITY. The filling-station technology was provided by Air Liquide. The hydrogen station is state of the art. Its operation by the driver is intuitive; refuelling is similar to that of conventional vehicles and is completed in three to five minutes. The facility has a capacity of around 200 kilograms of hydrogen – enough to refuel 40 to 50 vehicles a day.

Hydrogen-powered e-mobility reduces CO2 emissions

Hydrogen offers a climate-friendly way to expand the range of fuels in the transport sector: hydrogen produced with renewable energy can significantly reduce climate-damaging CO2 emissions. The operation of an H2-powered fuel-cell vehicle causes neither local pollutants nor carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions. The vehicles have a range of 500 to 800 kilometres on a full tank of fuel.

Ensuring that hydrogen-powered electric mobility becomes a success story requires an attractive range of fuel-cell vehicles in conjunction with an appropriate supply infrastructure. The expansion of the network of filling stations is making good progress. A Germany-wide network of 100 stations is to be established by 2019. With the addition of Weiterstadt, it will be possible to refuel at 53 stations across Germany.

The European Commission is funding a total of 17 facilities in the ‘trans-European Transport Network (TEN-T CEF)’, including the Weiterstadt station, with a total of 11 million euros, through its ‘Connecting Hydrogen Refuelling Stations’ (COHRS) project.

The parties involved comment on the opening of the Weiterstadt H2 station at the Hesse Fuel Cell Forum in Darmstadt:

 Thomas Zengerly, Chairman & CEO, Shell Deutschland Oil GmbH:
 “Hydrogen technology is a promising technology, and H2 a fuel for clean mobility. We expect that from the 2020s, this alternative drive will play an increasingly important role in markets such as Germany, England, the Benelux countries, the USA and Japan. We at Shell are on course.”

Nikolas Iwan, Managing Director, H2 MOBILITY Deutschland GmbH:
 “Germany is on its way to becoming a pioneer in hydrogen-powered electromobility. We are currently building the backbone of the hydrogen infrastructure with the first 100 stations in metropolitan areas as well as along trunk roads and motorways. We will take our cue from the demand as we continue its expansion.”

Markus Schewitza, Managing Director, Air Liquide Advanced Technologies GmbH
“This new hydrogen station opened in Germany, like the more than 50 already in operation through the country, shows the determination of all the industrial and public partners involved in H2 Mobility Deutschland. Thanks to this partnership, hydrogen energy can be deployed largely, ensuring then a shift to a cleaner energy for transportation. The hydrogen station infrastructure in place already makes it possible to link the entire territory. Air Liquide is involved in the development of hydrogen for more than 50 years. Today we are convinced that hydrogen is inavoidable if we want to succeed in the energy transition.”

Brigitte Lindscheid, District President of Darmstadt:
“Alternative drives are needed more than ever, so hydrogen fuel cells are therefore an important building block on the road to more sustainable, cleaner mobility. The new petrol station in Weiterstadt closes a large gap between the Main and Neckar rivers. I would like to thank the companies involved, which have made considerable investments here.”

Dr Karsten McGovern, Head of the Hesse State Energy Agency:
“The hydrogen filling station in Weiterstadt is the seventh in all of Hesse. We are already observing that the increasing number of filling stations is also generating higher demand for climate-friendly fuel-cell vehicles.”

Press enquiries

Shell Deutschland Oil GmbH
Axel Pommeränke, +49 (0) 40 6324 5290, shellpresse@shell.com

H2 Mobility Deutschland GmbH
Sybille Riepe, +49 (0) 170 58 70 317, riepe@h2-mobility.de

Air Liquide Deutschland GmbH
Nicola Blumhofer, +49 (0) 211 6699-4242, nicola.blumhofer@airliquide.com

Hessische LandesEnergieAgentur (LEA)
Thorsten Schulte, +49 (0) 611 95017-8114, presse@hessen-agentur.de

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19.10.2018
Saxony’s First Hydrogen Service Station Opens in Dresden

H2 MOBILITY, Air Liquide and TOTAL open new H2 station in Dresden
Site enhances eco-friendly mobility in Saxony
Capacity to refuel up to 40 vehicles per day
Funded by the EU within the Connecting Hydrogen Refuelling Stations (COHRS) project

The development of the H2 infrastructure in Germany is making good headway: Today, the first hydrogen filling station in Saxony was inaugurated at the TOTAL service station in Dresden on Wiener Straße. Dresden is one of the first 50 hydrogen (H2) service stations in Germany and an important contribution to enable eco-friendly electromobility for fuel cell vehicles. The new hydrogen facility was built by H2 MOBILITY with support from the European Union. Stefan Brangs, State Secretary in the Saxon State Ministry for Economic Affairs, Labor and Transport, was able to announce a further step in the expansion of the hydrogen network during the ceremonial first filling of a fuel cell vehicle: In Leipzig, the next hydrogen service station has already been completed at the TOTAL truck stop in Poststraße.

The technology for the new hydrogen facility at the TOTAL service station in Dresden is produced by Air Liquide and has the refuelling capacity for up to 40 vehicles per day. The primary goal of the joint venture H2 MOBILITY, formed by the companies Air Liquide, Daimler, Linde, OMV, Shell, and TOTAL, is to operate 100 stations in metropolitan areas in Germany and along motorways and highways by 2019. Another 300 hydrogen filling stations will follow as the vehicle numbers are ramped up.

For the establishment of the hydrogen station in Dresden, H2 MOBILITY has received funding from the European Commission’s trans-European Transport Network (TEN-T CEF) within the project Connecting Hydrogen Refuelling Stations (COHRS). In the past years, the development of Germany’s Hnetwork had advanced significantly thanks to the Clean Energy Partnership (CEP), an association of industrial representatives of diverse sectors funded by the German government within the scope of the National Innovation Programme Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technology (NIP). Within the framework of the NOW GmbH, the federal government is also an associated partner of H2 MOBILITY.

E-Mobility with Hydrogen Lowers CO2-Emissions
Eco-friendly electromobility using hydrogen causes no local pollutants or CO2 emissions and, thanks to short refuelling times and long ranges, offers a high level of driving convenience. Fuel cell vehicles can be refuelled in under five minutes with enough fuel for a reach of up to 800 kilometers.

Stefan Brangs, State Secretary in the Saxon State Ministry for Economic Affairs, Labor and Transport:
“To become modern and smart, cities must develop sustainable mobility concepts. Hydrogen from renewable energies – preferably produced in the region – is certainly a key technology for the electromobility of the future. Therefore, I am pleased to see that the white spots on the map in eastern and central Germany are slowly becoming smaller and that there are more and more public hydrogen filling stations. Because the establishment of a dense European network of hydrogen service stations is the basic prerequisite for more people switching to this type of drive.”

Bruno Daude-Lagrave, CEO of TOTAL Deutschland GmbH:
“As a pioneer in our industry, we have been active in the development of hydrogen mobility in Germany for 16 years. All the more reason for us to be pleased that the expansion of the H2 service station network is gaining momentum. We have only just reached an important milestone with the opening of the 50th German hydrogen station in Potsdam together with our partners from industry and politics, and now Saxony’s first hydrogen station marks another important step. Further projects at TOTAL service stations in Leipzig, Magdeburg, Erfurt and Neuruppin will soon enable eco-friendly mobility with hydrogen throughout eastern Germany.”

Markus Schewitza, Managing Director,  Air Liquide Advanced Technologies GmbH:
“We need to face the challenges of energy transition now. And hydrogen is today one of our best solutions to achieve the objectives of the Paris Agreement. Hydrogen has notably the potential to efficiently decarbonize the transport sector which is one of the major sources of pollution in our cities, but it requires a dedicated infrastructure to achieve this goal. Air Liquide is proud to contribute, together with the key private and public players, to the building of the biggest hydrogen infrastructure in Europe, and thus enable the deployment of FCEVs on the territory.”

Nikolas Iwan, CEO of H2 MOBILITY:
„Hydrogen offers an electromobility solution without restrictions: dynamic acceleration, short refuelling times and ranges comparable to conventional cars. We are delighted that more and more hydrogen pioneers are taking advantage of our fast-growing service station network. There will be 100 stations by the end of 2019! Anyone who wishes, can follow our progress via our app H2.LIVE.”

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H2 MOBILITY Deutschland GmbH & Co. KG
Sybille Riepe, +49 (0)170 58 70 317, riepe@h2-mobility.de

Air Liquide Deutschland GmbH
Nicola Blumhofer, +49 (0)211 6699 -4242, nicola.blumhofer@airliquide.com

TOTAL Deutschland GmbH
Annika Schön, +49 (0)30 20 27 62 31, annika.schoen@total.de

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18.10.2018
The Region’s First Hydrogen Service Station Opens in Leipzig

Leipzig, 10/15/2018. Drivers of fuel-cell vehicles can now also refuel in Leipzig. Today, the partners H2 MOBILITY, Linde and TOTAL inaugurated the region’s first hydrogen service station at the TOTAL truck stop in Poststraße. This closes another major gap in the H2 network along German highways.

The technology for the new hydrogen facility at the TOTAL service station in Leipzig is produced by Linde and has the capacity for refuelling up to 40 vehicles per day. The facility is owned and operated by H2 MOBILITY, a joint venture formed by the companies Air Liquide, Daimler, Linde, OMV, Shell, and TOTAL. The partners’ primary goal is to operate 100 stations in seven German metropolitan areas and along motorways and highways by the end of 2019. Another 300 hydrogen service stations will follow as the vehicle numbers are ramped up.

For the establishment of the hydrogen station in Leipzig, H2 MOBILITY has received funding from the Fuel Cells and Hydrogen 2 Joint Undertaking (FCH 2 JU) under grant agreement No 671438. The Joint Undertaking receives support from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme, Hydrogen Europe and Hydrogen Europe research.

H2 MOBILITY is part of the FCH JU-funded Hydrogen Mobility Europe (H2ME), a flagship project bringing together Europe’s leading initiatives in hydrogen mobility – in Germany, France, the UK and Scandinavia. Through H2ME, FCH JU is supporting the roll-out of a large-scale hydrogen refuelling infrastructure, aimed at enabling Europe-wide emission-free driving.

Electromobility with Hydrogen Lowers CO2 Emissions
Eco-friendly electromobility using hydrogen causes no local pollutants or CO2 emissions and, thanks to short refuelling times and long ranges, offers a high level of driving convenience. Fuel- cell vehicles can be refuelled in under five minutes with enough fuel for a reach of up to 800 kilometers.

As a pioneer in its industry, TOTAL has been active in the development of hydrogen mobility since 2002. Today, one in every three public hydrogen stations in Germany is at a TOTAL service station. More H2 stations in the region are currently under construction and/or at the planning stage, e.g. at TOTAL service stations in Magdeburg, Erfurt and Neuruppin. Linde will soon open another hydrogen service station in Halle.

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H2 MOBILITY Deutschland GmbH & Co. KG
Sybille Riepe, +49 (0)170 58 70 317, riepe@h2-mobility.de

Linde AG
Dr. Thomas Hagn, +49 (0)89 357 57 1323, thomas.hagn@linde.com

TOTAL Deutschland GmbHAnnika Schön, +49 (0)30 20 27 62 31, annika.schoen@total.de

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19.09.2018
50th German Hydrogen Service Station inaugurated in Potsdam
  • Capacity to refuel up to 40 vehicles per day
  • Facility for filling up hydrogen buses pre-installed
  • EU funding within the scope of the Hydrogen Mobility Europe (H2ME) project 

With today’s launch of the 50th public hydrogen service station, partners H2 MOBILITY, Linde and TOTAL celebrated an important stage in the development of hydrogen mobility in Germany. In the presence of representatives of the European Union’s Fuel Cells and Hydrogen Joint Undertaking (FCH JU), the German federal government, the government of the federal state of Brandenburg and the city of Potsdam, the station in Horstweg in the southeast of Potsdam was ceremoniously inaugurated. Alongside a 700-bar pump for cars, a facility for an optional 350-bar pump for filling up buses has been preliminarily installed at the station.

The technology for the new hydrogen facility at the TOTAL service station in Potsdam is produced by Linde and has the capacity for refueling up to 40 vehicles per day. The facility is owned and operated by H2 MOBILITY, a joint venture formed by the companies Air Liquide, Daimler, Linde, OMV, Shell, and TOTAL. The partners’ primary goal is to operate 100 stations in seven German metropolitan areas (Hamburg, Berlin, Rhine-Ruhr, Frankfurt, Nuremberg, Stuttgart and Munich) and along motorways and highways by 2019. Another 300 hydrogen fuelling stations will follow as the vehicle numbers are ramped up.

For the establishment of the hydrogen station in Potsdam, H2 MOBILITY has received funding from the Fuel Cells and Hydrogen 2 Joint Undertaking (FCH 2 JU) under grant agreement No 671438. The Joint Undertaking receives support from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme, Hydrogen Europe and Hydrogen Europe research.

H2 MOBILITY is part of the FCH JU-funded Hydrogen Mobility Europe (H2ME), a flagship project bringing together Europe’s leading initiatives in hydrogen mobility — in Germany, France, the UK and Scandinavia. Through H2ME, FCH JU is supporting the roll-out of a large scale hydrogen refuelling infrastructure, aimed at enabling Europe-wide emission-free driving.

In the past years, the development of Germany’s H2 network had advanced significantly thanks to the Clean Energy Partnership (CEP), an association of industrial representatives of diverse sectors funded by the German government within the scope of the National Innovation Programme for Hydrogen and Fuel-cell Technology (NIP). Within the framework of the NOW GmbH, the federal government is also an associated partner of H2 MOBILITY.

E-Mobility with Hydrogen Lowers CO2-Emissions
Eco-friendly electromobility using hydrogen causes no local pollutants or CO2 emissions and, thanks to short refuelling times and long ranges, offers a high level of driving convenience. Fuel- cell vehicles can be refuelled in under five minutes with enough fuel for a reach of up to 800 kilometres. Compared to battery-powered cars, hydrogen vehicles generate their own electricity on board by a reacting of hydrogen with air in the fuel cell, which generates the power needed to propel the car.

Good headway is being made in the development of the H2 infrastructure in Germany. Over the past few days, further stations have been completed in Dresden, Hasbergen and Ratingen. More service stations are currently under construction and/or at the planning stage, e.g. in Leipzig, Hamburg, Magdeburg, and Erfurt.

Bart Biebuyck, Director of the FCH JU:
”The opening of the 50th hydrogen refuelling station (HRS) in Germany demonstrates Germany’s leading role in the deployment of hydrogen infrastructure in Europe. Thanks to the successful cooperation between H2 MOBILITY Deutschland and FCH JU’s flagship project, Hydrogen Mobility Europe (H2ME), the EU contributes to this fast-paced roll-out of hydrogen stations in Germany. Learnings from H2ME will be used to accelerate the HRS infrastructure deployment in other parts of Europe as well.”

Dr. Klaus Bonhoff, CEO NOW GmbH:
“With each additional hydrogen filling station, we are moving a step closer to the goal of clean mobility. In order to achieve the climate targets, the transport sector must focus on electric mobility and drive systems as well as electricity-based fuels. Mobility with hydrogen plays a pivotal role in this regard and over the past few years the German government has invested heavily in this area with the National Innovation Programme Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technology (NIP). Today we can see how successful this has been.”

Kathrin Schneider, Minister of Transport of the State of Brandenburg:
“An important goal of our mobility strategy is the further development and testing of alternative drives. However, new mobility technologies can only succeed if the right infrastructure is in place. With the opening of the new service station, we have made considerable progress today.”

Jann Jakobs, Mayor of Potsdam:
“As of today, Potsdam is part of the German map of hydrogen mobility – and is thus taking a major step towards an emission-free mobility of the future.“

Bruno Daude-Lagrave, CEO TOTAL Deutschland GmbH:
“TOTAL has been a pioneer in the development of hydrogen mobility in Germany since 2002. In this context, we work very closely with partners from industry and politics and, with the opening of the 50th public hydrogen station, jointly attained a significant milestone on the road to a nationwide H2 infrastructure in Germany. The station in Potsdam is the 18th within the network of TOTAL and an important element for further hydrogen projects in the region. Owing to its location close to the highway, the station completes the nationwide network for the market launch of fuel cell vehicles and moreover gives the perspective for the development of a bus fleet in Potsdam. With further projects at TOTAL stations in Dresden, Leipzig, Magdeburg, Erfurt and Neuruppin, we will soon be facilitating the use of hydrogen-powered electromobility in all of Eastern Germany.”

Jens Waldeck, Linde Gas, Head of Region Central Europe:
“Most H2 MOBILITY hydrogen service stations already use Linde technology. We are proud to have been able to equip the 50th with our proven IC90 technology – especially as, being one of the world’s largest manufacturers in this field, we have been pioneering in the use of hydrogen as an industrial gas in a wide range of applications for more than a hundred years. In 2004, we opened the first public hydrogen service station in Germany and are therefore a founding member and shareholder of H2 MOBILITY with conviction.”

Nikolas Iwan, CEO H2 MOBILITY:
“We are pleased to welcome more and more hydrogen customers who desire electromobility without restrictions. Because only hydrogen offers dynamic and clean driving with customary reaches and refueling times under 5 minutes. The hydrogen service station network is growing rapidly. Every two weeks we are opening a new station; the number of green dots on our map at www.h2.live will be growing fast over the next few months. This is also possible thanks to the EU funding us, as it does here in Potsdam. Anyone who wishes, can follow our progress via our app H2.LIVE.”

PRESS CONTACTS:

H2 MOBILITY Deutschland GmbH & Co. KG
Sybille Riepe, +49 (0)170 58 70 317, riepe@h2-mobility.de

TOTAL Deutschland GmbH
Annika Schön, +49 (0)30 20 27 62 31annika.schoen@total.de

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31.08.2018
New hydrogen filling station in Stuhr

31 August 2018, Stuhr – H2 MOBILITY Deutschland, Shell, and Nel today opened Lower Saxony’s second hydrogen (H2) station. In commissioning the station at the Shell Autohof Stuhr – Groß Mackenstedt rest stop, the partners are taking a further step towards establishing a nationwide H2 supply network in Germany.

The rest stop is located directly at the Stuhr junction on the BAB 1 motorway, or the Groß Mackenstedt exit on the BAB 28 – in the Bremen/Delmenhorst/Oldenburg catchment area. Drivers of emissions-free fuel-cell cars now have another refuelling option on the important north- west axis between Hamburg and the Ruhr region.

The owner and operator of the new H2 station at the Shell rest stop is the H2 MOBILITY joint venture. The filling-station technology is by Nel. The hydrogen station is state of the art, and its driver-side operation is intuitive; the refuelling process is similar to that of conventional vehicles and can be completed in three to five minutes. The facility holds around 170 kilograms of hydrogen – enough to refuel 30 to 40 vehicles a day.

Hydrogen e-mobility reduces CO2 emissions
Hydrogen offers a way to expand the range of fuels in the transport sector in a climate-friendly way: Hydrogen produced with renewable energy can significantly reduce climate-damaging CO2 emissions. The operation of an H2-powered fuel-cell vehicle causes neither local pollutants nor carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions. Such vehicles currently have a range of 500 to 800 kilometres on a full tank of fuel.

Ensuring that hydrogen-powered electric mobility becomes a success story requires an attractive range of fuel-cell vehicles in conjunction with an appropriate supply infrastructure. The expansion of the network of filling stations is making good progress. A Germany-wide network of 100 stations is to be established by 2019. With the addition of Stuhr Groß Mackenstedt, it is now possible to refuel at 45 stations across Germany.

The European Commission is funding a total of 17 facilities in the ‘trans-European Transport Network (TEN-T CEF)’, including the Stuhr station, with a total of 11 million euros, through its ‘Connecting Hydrogen Refuelling Stations’ (COHRS) project.

 The parties involved comment on the opening of the Stuhr – Groß Mackenstedt H2station:

Thomas Zengerly, Chairman & CEO, Shell Deutschland Oil GmbH:
“Hydrogen technology is a promising way forward, and hydrogen a fuel that lends itself for clean mobility. We expect that this alternative drive will play an increasingly important role in markets such as Germany, England, Benelux, the USA, and Japan from the 2020s onwards. At Shell, we are on course for this development.

Nikolas Iwan, Managing Director, H2 MOBILITY Deutschland GmbH:
“Germany is on its way to becoming a trailblazer in the field of hydrogen-powered electromobility. We are currently building the backbone of the hydrogen infrastructure with the first 100 stations in metropolitan areas as well as along highways and motorways. We are basing the expansion of this network on demand.”

Frank Doods, State Secretary at Lower Saxony’s Ministry of the Environment, Energy, Building and Climate Protection:
“It is time to reduce greenhouse gases in the transport sector too. I assume that battery-powered solutions can meet many, but certainly not all mobility requirements in this way. That’s why we also need the option of fuel-cell-powered electric drives.”

Ulf Schmidt, Deputy District Administrator, Diepholz District
“From now on, many drivers will refuel their hydrogen vehicles in our district when travelling from northern to western Germany – we’re proud of this, and it strengthens us as a mobility region/centre in northern Germany.”

Niels Thomsen, Mayor of Stuhr:
“Hydrogen and fuel-cell vehicles contribute to the success of the energy transition, including in the mobility sector. This new offer further strengthens Stuhr as a place of business.”

Press enquiries:

Shell Deutschland Oil GmbH
Axel Pommeränke, +49 (0) 40 6324 5290, shellpresse@shell.com

H2 MOBILITY Deutschland GmbH
Sybille Riepe, +49 (0) 170 58 70 317, riepe@h2-mobility.de

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09.08.2018
New hydrogen refuelling station at Kassel connects north and south

August 9, 2018, Kassel-Lohfelden – H2 Mobility Deutschland and its shareholders Shell and Air Liquide have today jointly opened the first hydrogen (in short H2) refuelling station in the Kassel district – the fifth in the state of Hesse. With the refuelling station at Shell SVG Autohof Lohfelden, the partners are taking a further step towards a comprehensive H2 supply network in Germany.

The service station is located directly at the Kassel-Mitte intersection of federal motorways 7 and 49, and close to motorways 44 and 38. This now provides drivers of zero-emission fuel-cell vehicles with an additional refuelling opportunity on the important north-south axis between Frankfurt and Hanover as well.

The principal and operator of the new H2 refuelling station is the joint venture H2 Mobility, which is establishing a hydrogen infrastructure in Germany. The Shell SVG Autohof is owned by SVG Hessen. The refuelling station technology comes from gas and technology company Air Liquide.

The hydrogen refuelling station conforms to the state of the art. Self-service operation by drivers is intuitive; refuelling is similar to conventional vehicles and takes three to five minutes. The facility holds around 200 kg of hydrogen – enough to refuel 40 to 50 vehicles a day.

E-mobility with hydrogen reduces CO2 emissions
Hydrogen offers the opportunity of augmenting the fuel offering in the transport sector in an environmentally-friendly way: since with the help of hydrogen, which is produced with renewable energy, climate-damaging CO2 emissions can be considerably reduced. Running an H2-powered fuel-cell vehicle produces neither local pollutants nor carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions. The range of these vehicles is between 500 and 800 kilometres per tankful.

In order to turn electomobility with hydrogen into a success story, an attractive proposition of fuel-cell vehicles as well as a corresponding supply infrastructure is required. The expansion of the requisite refuelling station network is making good progress. By 2019, a network of 100 refuelling stations is to be established across Germany. With Lohfelden you can now refuel at 44 stations already.

The EUR 1.4 million facility is being supported by the European Commission in the Trans-European Transport Network (TEN-T CEF), in the “Connecting Hydrogen Refuelling Stations” (COHRS) project.

The parties involved commented on the opening of the H2 refuelling station at Kassel-Lohfelden:

Thomas Zengerly, chairman of the management board Shell Deutschland Oil GmbH:
“Fuel cell technology is a promising technology, and H2 a fuel of the future. We’re assuming that this alternative drive system will play an increasingly important role from 2020 onwards in markets such as Germany, the UK, Benelux, the USA and Japan. We at Shell are on course.”

Eugen Jung, chairman of the supervisory board, SVG Hessen eG:
“SVG Hessen – as a service provider and partner of the transport and logistics sector – welcomes the expansion of the fuel offering at Shell SVG Autohof Lohfeldener Rüssel with environmentally-friendly hydrogen. This makes the service station more attractive.”

Markus Schewitza, managing director of Air Liquide Advanced Technologies GmbH:
“Hydrogen is today one of our best solutions to achieve the objectives of the Paris Agreement. Hydrogen has notably the potential to efficiently decarbonize the transport sector which is one of the major source of pollution in our cities. Air Liquide is proud to contribute, together with the key private and public players, to the building of the biggest hydrogen infrastructure in Europe.”

Nikolas Iwan, managing director of H2 Mobility Deutschland GmbH:
“Germany is on the way to becoming a pioneer when it comes to electomobility with hydrogen. We are currently building the backbone of the hydrogen infrastructure with the first 100 refuelling stations by 2019. We are locating the stations where the customers need them.”

Uwe Jäger, mayor of Lohfelden:
“Hydrogen and fuel-cell vehicles are a contribution to the success of the energy transition in the mobility sector as well. So our community has supported the construction of this refuelling station.”

Holger Schach, managing director of Regionalmanagement Nordhessen:
“On the journey from the north to the south as well as from the west to the east of Germany, many motorists will in future be able to fill up with us in Northern Hesse – we’re proud of that, which strengthens us as a mobility region in the middle of Germany”.

Press contact:

Shell Deutschland Oil GmbH
Axel Pommeränke, +49 (0)40 6324 5290, shellpresse@shell.com

H2 Mobility Deutschland GmbH
Sybille Riepe, +49 (0170) 58 70 317, riepe@h2-mobility.de

Air Liquide Deutschland GmbH
Nicola Blumhofer, tel. +49 (0)211 6699 4242, nicola.blumhofer@airliquide.com

SVG Hessen
Martin Staudt, +49 (0)69 97963 100, info@svg-hessen.de

26.04.2018
‘Take five’ – strong stimulus for hydrogen mobility in the Nuremberg metropolitan region

Berlin, 26 April 2018. The Nuremberg metropolitan region will receive five more hydrogen stations at a single stroke: four (Bayreuth, Biebelried, Fürth and Schnelldorf) will be built as part of H2 MOBILITY’s regular network planning, while a fifth location – Erlangen – has successfully prevailed in the second appeal to regions, with 20 declarations of intent to purchase hydrogen cars and an integrated concept for hydrogen generation and storage. This means that hydrogen pioneers in the region will soon be able to refuel at a total of eight locations in Nuremberg and the surrounding area.

H2 MOBILITY Deutschland GmbH & Co. KG issued its second appeal to regions to apply for a hydrogen filling station. At least 15 signed LOIs (Letter of Intent) for the purchase of a hydrogen-powered vehicle were considered a prerequisite. In all, more than 400 LOIs were submitted by companies and individuals from 13 regions.

“Erlangen convinced us primarily with its integrated concept,” says Lorenz Jung, who lead-managed the call and is responsible for the roll-out of filling stations at H2 MOBILITY. “We are planning the hydrogen filling station on the Siemens AG campus, and will benefit from the many activities in the field of hydrogen generation and storage that are being established here. Among other things, Siemens will operate an electrolyser powered by a PV system, for generating hydrogen from renewables.  Hydrogenious Technologies will demonstrate the recovery and supply of hydrogen from delivered LOHC using a ‘release box’. We also enjoy the support of the city of Erlangen and the municipal utilities, which signed letters of intent to purchase hydrogen cars in response to the appeal to regions.”

In accordance with the network plans, the Nuremberg metropolitan region will also get four other stations in addition to Erlangen – in Bayreuth, Biebelried, Fürth and Schnelldorf. The stations will be integrated into existing TOTAL, Shell and OMV service stations. The technology comes from the plant and gas manufacturers Air Liquide and Linde. H2 MOBILITY is already building a station in Berg near Hof, and hydrogen filling stations have already opened in Nuremberg, Langwasser and Geiselwind. This means that the alternative fuel hydrogen will be available at eight locations in and around Nuremberg.

“The Nuremberg Metropolitan Region will play a purposeful role in shaping the mobility shift. We want an energy and transport transition towards zero-emission drives and will support the technical options as best we can. Fuel cells using hydrogen play an important role. We are pleased about H2 MOBILITY’s commitment to expending the hydrogen filling station network, and want to do our part to ensure a rapid development of hydrogen mobility in our region,” commented Prof. Dr. Klaus L. Wübbenhorst, Chairman of the Nuremberg Metropolitan Region.

Investment costs for the hydrogen infrastructure are still high. For this reason, H2 MOBILITY is receiving funding for the construction projects in the metropolitan region both from the German Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure’s National Innovation Programme for Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technology (NIP), and from the European projects COHRS (Connecting Hydrogen Refuelling Stations) and H2ME (Hydrogen Mobility Europe), which is funded by the Fuel Cells and Hydrogen 2 Joint Undertaking (FCH 2 JU, Grant Agreement No. 671438).

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Hydrogen as fuel – Clean mobility
Same easy handling, same speed, same range – and all of it with hardly any noise or pollutants. Hydrogen vehicles have ranges of around 500 km and can refuel in just 3 minutes at conventional filling stations. Most hydrogen stations are integrated into existing service stations; their design is space-saving design and mainly uses standardised components.

About H2 MOBILITY
H2 MOBILITY Deutschland GmbH & Co. KG is responsible for the nationwide rollout of a hydrogen infrastructure for fuel cell passenger cars in Germany (700 bar technology). Its first goal through to 2019 is to commission up to 100 stations in seven major urban areas across Germany (Hamburg, Berlin, Rhine-Ruhr, Frankfurt, Nuremberg, Stuttgart and Munich) and along trunk roads and motorways. As more hydrogen-powered vehicles take to the roads, up to 400 hydrogen service stations will be installed to secure nationwide fuel supply. H2 MOBILITY sees to all operative tasks, including network planning, authorisation, procurement, installation and commissioning.

H2 MOBILITY’s shareholders are Air Liquide, Daimler, Linde, OMV, Shell and TOTAL. Associated partners that work with H2 MOBILITY in an advisory capacity include BMW, Honda, Hyundai, Toyota and Volkswagen as well as NOW GmbH (National Organisation for Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technology).

More information: h2.live

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Sybille Riepe  I  TEL: ++49 (0)170-58 70 317  I  EMAIL riepe@h2-mobility.de

About the Nuremberg Metropolitan Region
The Nuremberg metropolitan region comprises 23 administrative districts and 11 independent towns – from the Thuringian district of Sonneberg in the north, to the district of Weißenburg-Gunzenhausen in the south, from the district of Kitzingen in the west, and the district of Tirschenreuth in the east. The region’s 3.5 million inhabitants generate a gross domestic product of 129 billion euros per year – roughly equivalent to Hungary’s economic strength. A great strength of the Nuremberg metropolitan region is its polycentric structure: the densely populated urban axis of Nuremberg-Fürth-Erlangen-Schwabach is surrounded by a dense network of further centres and strong administrative districts. The region therefore offers all the possibilities of a metropolis – but without the negative effects of a megacity. Affordable housing, a functioning transport infrastructure, and a low crime rate are part of its appeal.

More information: www.metropolregion.nuernberg.de

CONTACT: Dr Christa Standecker I European Metropolitan Region Nuremberg, Office I
Phone +49 (0)911 – 231 10 5 11 I Email: geschaeftsstelle@metropolregion.nuernberg.de

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23.04.2018
43/43 – the hydrogen filling station network continues to grow

The same number of hydrogen refuelling stations are already available today. The new stations further complement our regular network planning. We build in seven conurbations (Hamburg, Berlin, Rhine-Ruhr, Frankfurt, Nuremberg, Stuttgart and Munich) as well as along highways and motorways. The next five sites will be announced shortly for even more mobility with hydrogen.

04.04.2018
The open road ahead – and only water vapour behind H2 MOBILITY team to compete in the Second European Hydrogen Challenge

Waddinxveen, Netherlands, 6 April 2018 – 20 teams will be at the start today in Waddingxveen with their fuel cell electric vehicles. Alongside shareholder Shell, H2 MOBILITY will be fielding its own team that will be aiming to collect the most points over the next 24 hours. Press can meet the teams on Saturday, 7th in Bremen, at the Shell station Osterholzer Heerstraße 222 from 9:00-9:45 AM.

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04.04.2018
Moving with Hydrogen – CEP, H2 MOBILITY and NOW present joint stand at Hannover Messe 2018

Six new hydrogen filling stations, the unveiling of the Mercedes-Benz GLC F-CELL, and test drives with the Hyundai NEXO, the Honda Clarity Fuel Cell and the Toyota MIRAI are just some of the many highlights that await visitors to the joint stand of the Clean Energy Partnership (CEP), H2 MOBILITY and NOW National Organisation for Hydrogen and fuel cell Technology (Hall 27, B59). For more news, please also visit the press conference on 23 April at 11:00 at the Public Forum of the Group Exhibit Hydrogen + Fuel Cells + Batteries in Hall 27, B66.

Berlin, 04 April 2018. The same handling, same speed, and same range as conventional vehicles – but with no noise or local CO2  emissions: these are the success factors of hydrogen mobility. Ensuring that they can prevail in the market requires a nationwide infrastructure, cross-industry collaboration between industrial partners, and resolute government support.

CEP, H2 MOBILITY and NOW, three major protagonists of the hydrogen scene, will jointly present news from the industry at this year’s Hannover Messe (Hanover Fair). The automotive partners Daimler, Honda, Hyundai and Toyota will show their fuel-cell vehicles. The Mercedes-Benz GLC F-CELL, which will be on sale at German dealerships from summer 2018, will be on view at the exhibition stand. Outside of Hall 27, Hyundai’s second fuel cell vehicle, the Hyundai NEXO (available from summer 2018), the Toyota MIRAI, which has been on German roads since 2015, as well as Honda’s second-generation saloon Clarity Fuel Cell will be available for test drives.

At the press conference on Monday, 23 April, at 11:00, the three exhibitors will provide information about the latest developments and projects. On Tuesday, 24 April from 14:00 to 14:40, a panel discussion on the topic of “Cross-sector development of hydrogen mobility” with representatives from the partner companies will be held at the Public Forum of the Hydrogen + Fuel Cells + Batteries Group Exhibit in Hall 27.

“Hydrogen mobility will contribute to a successful energy transition – we can already see that it works on Germany’s roads today”, says Thomas Bystry, Chairman of the Clean Energy Partnership (CEP). “However, we can only activate the market if everyone involved pulls together, and if we make optimum use of resources and synergies through cross-company and cross-sector collaboration.” The industrial coalition marked the beginning of the energy transition with hydrogen. Since 2002, various companies united in a public-private partnership supported by the German government (represented by NOW GmbH), have demonstrated hydrogen’s suitability for everyday use and its system capability as a fuel, and introduced important standards. After the expiry of NIP 1 at the end of 2016, the partners decided to enter Phase IV of the project as a purely industrial partnership, and to concentrate their efforts on developing the technology, products, business, and market. Sustainable hydrogen production is also a topic for the CEP, as using ‘green’ hydrogen allows for reducing CO2  emissions to an absolute minimum.

Because a nationwide network of filling stations is a prerequisite for the success of fuel-cell vehicles, six CEP members – Air Liquide, Daimler, Linde, OMV, Shell and TOTAL – founded the joint venture H2 MOBILITY. It is building the hydrogen infrastructure to supply fuel-cell cars. Their first goal, by 2019, is to operate 100 stations in the metropolitan areas of Hamburg, Berlin, Rhine-Ruhr, Frankfurt, Nuremberg, Stuttgart, and Munich, as well as along main roads and motorways. H2 MOBILITY handles all the operational tasks, including network planning, permitting, procurement, construction, and operation. Nikolas Iwan, Managing Director of H2 MOBILITY, says: “The hydrogen mobility transition is gathering speed. In the last two years alone, the number of public filling stations for fuel-cell cars has doubled. Today, the public can refuel their hydrogen vehicles at 43 stations; 37 more are currently being planned or under construction. At the opening press conference of the H2 & BZ Group Exhibition in Hall 27, we will announce another six locations.”

“We are pleased that development is not limited to the Hcar industry; there is also a lot of activity in rail and public transport,” says Dr Klaus Bonhoff, Managing Director of NOW National Organisation for Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technology, which coordinates the implementation of the National Innovation Programme Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technology (NIP) on behalf of the German government. “Several public transport companies in Germany ordered a total of more than 60 fuel cell buses last year. Two prototypes of the Coradia iLint fuel-cell train are currently at the permitting stage. By 2021, fourteen of these trains are to be deployed on the Cuxhaven – Bremerhaven – Bremervörde – Buxtehude line.” NIP 2 supports research and development projects as well as market activation, and fosters networking between international players.

PRESS ENQUIRIES:
H2 MOBILITY Deutschland GmbH & Co. KG
Sybille Riepe, +49 (0170) 58 70 317, riepe@h2-mobility.de

Clean Energy Partnership (CEP)
Kristin Bube & Nina-Antonia Siebach (be: public relations GmbH),
+49 (0)40 238 05 87 95, cep@bepr.de

NOW GmbH Nationale Organisation Wasserstoff- und Brennstoffzellentechnologie
National Organisation for Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technology

Nina Posdziech, +49 (0)30 311 61 16 44, nina.posdziech@now-gmbh.de

The Clean Energy Partnership (CEP) industry partnership is working on the market establishment and systems compatibility of hydrogen and fuel-cell mobility, in the interests of a sustainable energy shift. Air Liquide, Audi, BMW, Daimler, H2 Mobility, Honda, Hyundai, Linde, OMV, Shell, Total, Toyota and the Westfalen Group are involved in the project. www.cleanenergypartnership.de

H2 Mobility, a company founded by CEP partners, whose shareholders are Air Liquide, Daimler, Linde, OMV, Shell and Total, is responsible for the expansion of the hydrogen infrastructure throughout Germany. BMW, Honda, Hyundai, Toyota, Volkswagen, and NOW GmbH advise H2 Mobility as associated partners. The H2.LIVE app lets you follow how the filling station network is growing. www.h2.livewww.content.h2.live

The National Organisation for Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technology (NOW GmbH) coordinates funding programmes for the development of battery and fuel-cell electromobility on behalf of the German government. www.now-gmbh.de

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27.03.2018
New hydrogen station in Wolfsburg

Berlin/ Wolfsburg, 27 March 2018 – Lower Saxony has been officially added to the German hydrogen (H2) map: In the presence of Dr Bernd Althusmann, Minister of Economics, Labour, Transport and Digitisation of the State of Lower Saxony, and Enak Ferlemann, Parliamentary State Secretary to the Federal Minister of Transport and Digital Infrastructure, the CEP partner Air Liquide today officially inaugurated its H2 filling station in Wolfsburg, which has been in operation since August – the first in this German federal state.

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19.03.2018
H2 MOBILITY’s second call for bids – more winners announced

Berlin, 19 March 2018 – A total of three more locations have been chosen for hydrogen gas stations, one each in the federal states of Schleswig-Holstein, Lower Saxony and North Rhine-Westphalia. For the operating consortium, H2 MOBILITY, these three sites constitute an addition to its regular targets for network growth. However, the 201 letters of intent (LOI) to purchase fuel-cell vehicles submitted by the cities of Brunsbüttel, Oldenburg and Siegen are not the only factor driving this investment – these new sites also owe their existence to the winning cities’ innovative mobility solutions and holistic concepts for hydrogen production.

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05.03.2018
The region’s first hydrogen service station opens in Ingolstadt

Ingolstadt, 5 March 2018 – Air Liquide, H2 Mobility and Total have jointly taken an important step in developing Germany’s nationwide hydrogen (H2) infrastructure as part of the Clean Energy Partnership (CEP). The partners jointly opened the region’s first hydrogen station, in Ingolstadt. This closes another major gap in the H2 network; drivers of fuel-cell vehicles can now refuel at eight H2 stations in Bavaria. 000

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