With more and more hydrogen refuelling stations opening across Europe and the world, access to the fuel is increasing and the viability of hydrogen-powered transport to address the problem of carbon emissions and pollution in urban centres increases.
That’s according to NPROXX, a Netherlands-based company which designs, develops and manufactures Type 4 pressure vessels for the storage of hydrogen under pressure.
According to NPROXX, much focus is being given to the need for improvements to hydrogen storage and transport infrastructure, but until the ‘man in the street’ can drive to a local refuelling station and easily and quickly fill up his car with hydrogen, the true advantages of hydrogen fuel to reduce and even eliminate the use of carbon fuels can’t be realised.
NPROXX provides 300bar and 500bar transport system solutions and a stationary system solution at 900bar. Depending on the number of trips and distances, customers can choose the best solution at 300 or 500bar depending on the individual need.
“500bar pressure vessels deliver a good combination of volume-to-cost for the market. In addition, it can be used for direct fuelling of 250bar hydrogen buses. This avoids short peak compressor operations,” explains Johannes Lorenz, NPROXX Marketing Director.
“Above 500bar and according to current standards, pressure vessels become more expensive to manufacture and that cost rise leads to a diminishing of the value chain.”
“At NPROXX we realise that improvements to the value chain are the key to making mobile refuelling infrastructure more achievable and affordable.”