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Colruyt group opens it first filling station for green hydrogen

Petrol, diesel, CNG and hydrogen will be offered in this “all-fuel” Belgian station

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Author: PetrolPlaza Correspondent Pablo Plaza

Colruyt Group officially opened its first hydrogen filling station today. The DATS 24 station in Halle (Dassenveld, Belgium) now offers all conventional as well as alternative fuels. These alternative fuels include 100% green hydrogen that is locally produced using renewable electricity from their own wind turbines.

The hydrogen distributed at DATS24 Halle, near Brussels, is 100% green as it is produced using renewable electricity from energy specialist Eoly. "Our new hydrogen filling station is unique in Europe because it offers green hydrogen as well as all the other fuels”, emphasises CEO Jef Colruyt. “Over the next five years, we intend to invest an extra 35 million euros in the hydrogen economy, including four new hydrogen filling stations”, he added.

Colruyt Group hopes that this filling station will bring hydrogen closer to the consumers. Together with partners Fluxys and Parkwind, the group is also working on a power-to-gas installation to convert green electricity into green hydrogen on an industrial scale as a buffer for fluctuations in (offshore) wind energy.