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English Español Germany hits 70 hydrogen filling stations

By the end of 2019 there will be 100 hydrogen stations nationwide.



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Author: PetrolPlaza Correspondent Pablo Plaza

H2 MOBILITY Deutschland and its shareholders Shell and Linde have jointly opened the first hydrogen station in Rheda-Wiedenbrück. 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. 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 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.

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.

 In Shell’s filling-station network alone, there are already 25 hydrogen facilities, 6 of them in NRW.

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