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English Español Germany: New H2 filling station strengthens supply on Rhine Valley motorway

There is now a total of 83 public hydrogen filling stations in Germany, of which 23 are at TOTAL stations and 14 are in Baden-Württemberg.



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Author: PetrolPlaza Correspondent Pablo Plaza

The joint venture H2 MOBILITY, together with its partners TOTAL and Linde, has built a hydrogen filling station in Rastatt, Baden-Württemberg. The site, located at the TOTAL filling station “Karlsruher Straße”, has a capacity of around 200 kilograms of hydrogen – enough to refuel 40 to 50 vehicles a day.

The filling station in Rastatt is equipped with Linde’s Ionic Compressor technology and offers a second refueling possibility for hydrogen vehicles in the Karlsruhe/Baden-Baden area. Its location, 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.

“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,” says Nikolas Iwan, Managing Director at H2 MOBILITY Deutschland GmbH & Co. KG

“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,” explains Jan Petersen, Director Mobility & New Energies, who leads the infrastructure expansion for alternative mobility concepts at TOTAL Deutschland.

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.

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).

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