H2 Mobility Deutschland and its shareholder Linde has opened a hydrogen station in Herten, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany.
The station is the fifth in the Ruhr region, marking Germany’s commitment to increasing hydrogen infrastructure.
The station uses Linde’s IC90 compressor, which compresses gaseous hydrogen to up to 900bar in 5 steps.
“H2 Mobility continues the expansion of the hydrogen filling-station network in Germany: this year we are opening a station every two weeks on average; by the end of the year, hydrogen customers will be able to refuel at around 100 stations in Germany,” said Nikolas Iwan, Managing Director at H2Mobility Deutschland GmbH.
“The technology is ready for the market. We are looking forward to more and more customers who want to enjoy zero-emissions driving with the usual ranges and fuelling times.”
There are currently 70 hydrogen filling stations in Germany, 15 of which are currently up and running in North Rhine-Westphalia. Germany aims to have 100 hydrogen stations in the country by the end of the year.
“Hydrogen technology plays a decisive role in the spread of electromobility. High ranges, short refuelling times, and good on-site storage capacities are crucial criteria. Linde technologies are used at all key points in the hydrogen value chain and ensure high efficiency,” said Dr. Christian Bruch, Member of the Executive Board of Linde AG.
“I’m delighted that with the opening of this filling station, another building block in the project to establish Herten as a competence centre for hydrogen has been completed,” said Fred Toplak, Mayor of the City of Herten.