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English Español Germany: North Rhine-Westphalia unveils hydrogen roadmap

The German federal state sets ambitious goals with the construction of around 200 hydrogen fillings stations to serve all types of vehicles by 2030.



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Author: PetrolPlaza Correspondent Pablo Plaza

The German federal state of North Rhine-Westphalia has revealed a hydrogen roadmap with ambitious goals for 2025 and 2030 that includes the expansion of hydrogen refuelling infrastructure for all types of vehicles.

Detailed targets to be met up to the year 2025 outline the construction of at least 20 hydrogen filling stations for trucks and 60 sites for passenger cars. By 2030, the number of hydrogen refuelling stations would more than double with 200 locations planned to serve both trucks and cars.

Beside the development of hydrogen filling infrastructure, North Rhine-Westphalia’s goals in the mobility sector also include the launching of over 400 fuel cell trucks and around 500 hydrogen buses for local public transport in the next five years. By 2030, the H2 roadmap aims to double these figures with the delivery of around 11,000 fuel cell trucks, 1,000 fuel cell garbage trucks, and 3,800 fuel cell buses for public transport.

North Rhine-Westphalia’s hydrogen roadmap includes goals for industry, mobility, and the energy and infrastructure sectors. The plan follows impulses set by the German National Hydrogen Strategy, released in June this year, to accelerate the development the country’s hydrogen economy. The now-adopted strategy should contribute to “making Germany the number one in the world for hydrogen technologies,” according to Germany Minister of Economic Affairs, Peter Altmaier.

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