In establishing a nationwide H2 supply network in Germany, H2 MOBILITY Deutschland, Shell, and Nel, are taking a further step by opening Lower Saxony’s second hydrogen (H2) station, at the Shell Autohof Stuhr – Groß Mackenstedt rest stop.
With the rest stop being located directly at the Stuhr junction on the BAB 1 motorway, drivers of emissions-free fuel-cell cars now have another refueling option on the important north- west axis between Hamburg and the Ruhr region
The H2 MOBILITY joint venture is the owner and operator of the new H2 station at the Shell rest stop. Nel has done the fuel-station technology, while the hydrogen station is state of the art, and its driver-side operation, intuitive. The refueling process is comparable to that of conventional vehicles and can be completed in three to five minutes. Sufficient to refuel 30 to 40 vehicles a day, the facility holds around 170 kilograms of hydrogen.
The range of fuels in the transport sector is offered expansion by Hydrogen in a climate-friendly way climate-damaging CO2 emissions can be considerably reduced by Hydrogen produced with renewable energy neither local pollutants nor carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions are caused by the operation of an H2-powered fuel-cell vehicle and such vehicles currently have a range of 500 to 800 kilometers on a full tank of fuel.
An attractive range of fuel-cell vehicles is required in conjunction with an appropriate supply infrastructure in order to ensure that hydrogen-powered electric mobility becomes a success story. Good progress is being made by the expansion of the network of fuel stations. By 2019, a Germany-wide network of 100 stations is to be established. It is now possible to refuel at 45 stations across Germany, with the addition of Stuhr Groß Mackenstedt.
With a total of 11 million euros, a total of 17 facilities in the ‘trans-European Transport Network (TEN-T CEF)’, including the Stuhr station, is being funded by the European Commission through its ‘Connecting Hydrogen Refuelling Stations’ (COHRS) project.
Thomas Zengerly, Chairman & CEO, Shell Deutschland Oil GmbH, said “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.
“Germany is on its way to becoming a trailblazer in the field of hydrogen-powered electromobility,” said Nikolas Iwan, Managing Director, H2 MOBILITY Deutschland GmbH. “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.” PWKD05092018
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