PitPoint has opened a new hydrogen station in Arnhem, the Netherlands.
Located on Westervoortsedijk, the station is open 24/7 for buses, garbage vehicles and passenger vehicles.
The Dutch government has set a target of having 20 hydrogen stations operational in the Netherlands by 2020.
This new station in Arnhem is an important step in creating a sufficient network of publicly accessible hydrogen stations in the Netherlands.
PitPoint said for the time being, only the 350 bar tank section is open, which is being used by buses from Syntus Gelderland, among others.
The opening of the 700 bar tank section, where passenger vehicles can fuel hydrogen, will follow as soon as possible.
Drivers with a hydrogen car can already go to the 350 bar pillar, where they can fill half of their tank with hydrogen.
PitPoint said its aim is to have the 700 bar pillar operational as soon as possible.
Oskar Voorsmit, Business Development Manager Hydrogen at PitPoint, said, “Even though the situation is not yet optimal, we are delighted with the opening of the hydrogen refuelling station. Drivers in the Arnhem area with a hydrogen car now have access to hydrogen and that is good news.”
This new station is being realised under the banner of the H2Nodes project, which takes place in Estonia, Latvia and the Netherlands and receives a total contribution of €14.5m by the Connecting European Facility (CEF).
In addition, this project receives funding from the DKTI scheme, a Dutch government programme that supports sustainable transport.