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H2 Logic delivers H2 fast fueling station for Hamburg; first to achieve German CEP SAE J2601 approval

Shell Deutschland Oil GmbH inaugurated a new hydrogen fueling station based on H2Station technology from H2 Logic in Hamburg. The fueling station is the first in Germany to achieve Clean Energy Partnership (CEP) approval in accordance with the latest 2014 version of the SAE J2601 after third-party acceptance and verification tests. The standard ensures a fast and reliable fueling of hydrogen at 70MPa pressure, which provides long driving range. (Earlier post.)

The new hydrogen refueling station in Hamburg is part of a planned initial network of 50 stations in the country by 2015. This will be a first step in a planned continued roll-out of up to 400 stations onwards 2023, as part of the €350-million (US$369-million) H2Mobility Germany initiative.

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Hydrogen (Wasserstoff) fueling station in Hamburg. Photo: Shell. Click to enlarge.

The fueling station features onsite hydrogen production based on electricity, which enables providing of grid balancing and storage services by turning on/off the production. This can help to integrate an increasing share of fluctuating renewable electricity in Germany.

H2 Logic won the delivery of the hydrogen fueling station after a competitive tender exercise conducted by Shell, in which a particular emphasis was put on reliability.

H2 Logic was one among the first to achieve fast fueling of hydrogen in compliance with the SAE J2601 standard that is required by the major car manufacturers. Approved compliance with the SAE J2601 standard is required by the Public-Private Clean Energy Partnership (CEP) in Germany before start of operation.

H2Station technology is in operation in several European countries providing hydrogen fueling on daily basis for fuel cell electric vehicles from major car manufacturers.

In Denmark H2 Logic has delivered H2Station technology for the entire country network of hydrogen fueling stations that is operated in collaboration with leading oil, energy and gas companies. The network will grow from presently five to eleven stations onwards 2016 which ensure that 50% of the country population is within 15 km (9.3 miles) reach of hydrogen fueling.

Besides providing fast fueling, H2Station technology has a track-record of reliable operation with more than 99% availability—one among the highest recorded in the world for a scattered network of 24 hour public available hydrogen fueling stations.

Comments

HarveyD

Will Germany or Japan be the first country with an adequate nationwide clean H2 stations network?

Many other countries will follow and compressed H2 may be available in more places than many posters expected.

I may exchange my Camry Hybrid for an equivalent (affordable) FCEV, when local clean (from Hydro-Wind electricity) H2 stations become available.

Hope to do it by 2018 or so?

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