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Hydrogen filling station opens in Bad Homburg

 

29 November 2019 | In Bad Homburg v. d. Höhe, drivers of fuel-cell powered electric vehicles (FCVs) can now fill up with hydrogen (H2) at the Hessol filling station, Ober-Eschbacher-Strasse 142. H2 MOBILITY Deutschland is the owner and operator of the hydrogen filling station; the technology comes from the gases and plant manufacturer Air Liquide.  

 

The Hessian city of Bad Homburg was awarded the funding for the construction of a hydrogen station in 2018 during H2 MOBILITY’s second call for locations. On the initiative of Gaertner & Roesebeck Unternehmensberatung GmbH, the Palliativteam Hochtaunus [palliative care group], and with the support of the city of Bad Homburg, many Bad Homburg citizens and companies had expressed their support for hydrogen as a fuel and made this clear with more than 70 statements of intent to purchase FCVs.

 

Today, Alexander W. Hetjes, the Lord Mayor of Bad Homburg v. d. Höhe; Andreas Fischer, Head of Hessol filling stations; Nikolas Iwan, Managing Director of H2 MOBILITY Deutschland; and Mirko Joppich, Project Manager Air Liquide Advanced Technologies, officially inaugurated the facility.

 

Network of hydrogen filling stations in Germany continues to grow

The network of stations at which FCVs can refuel with hydrogen is becoming progressively denser. There are now 76 H2 filling stations in Germany; by the beginning of 2020 there will be 100. The district seat of Bad Homburg is conveniently located on the A5 motorway and complements the hydrogen filling station network with connections to the Rhine-Main metropolitan region.

 

Operating a hydrogen fuel pump is intuitive for the driver; refuelling is similar to conventional vehicles and takes three to five minutes. The facility holds around 200 kilogrammes of hydrogen, enough to refuel 40 to 50 vehicles a day.

 

Hydrogen-powered e-mobility reduces CO2 emissions

Hydrogen is used to refuel electric vehicles with fuel cells. Its advantages: no noise, no pollutants, but the same use, speed, and range as passenger cars with gasoline or diesel engines. Hydrogen vehicles have ranges of 500 to 700 kilometres and can refuel in just three to five minutes. Hydrogen offers a climate-friendly way to expand the range of fuels available in the transport sector. Climate-damaging CO2 emissions can be significantly reduced, especially if the hydrogen is produced using renewable sources of energy.  

 

The station in Bad Homburg is being supported by the European Commission in the Trans-European Transport Network (TEN-T CEF), in the “Connecting Hydrogen Refuelling Stations” (COHRS) project.

 

Press enquiries

H2 MOBILITY Deutschland GmbH & Co. KG

Sybille Riepe, +49 (0) 170 58 70 317, riepe@h2-mobility.de

Air Liquide Deutschland GmbH

Nicola Blumhofer, +49 (0) 211 6699-4242, nicola.blumhofer@airliquide.com

 


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New H2 filling station in Duisburg strengthens hydrogen region NRW - EU Commission promotes grid expansion for innovative mobility

 

Duisburg, 25 June 19 | With the opening of a new hydrogen filling station in Duisburg on the TOTAL Autohof "Am Schlütershof" the company H2 MOBILITY is further expanding the German hydrogen filling station network. There are now a total of 71 public filling stations in Germany, 16 of them in North Rhine-Westphalia. Germany's most populous state thus underscores its leading role in the market launch of this innovative and environmentally friendly form of electromobility.

 

The hydrogen filling station in Duisburg was built by H2 MOBILITY, a joint venture of Air Liquide, Daimler, Linde, OMV, Shell and TOTAL, which has set itself the goal of operating 100 filling stations in Germany by the end of the year. This would be an important step towards the nationwide supply of hydrogen and the market launch of hydrogen vehicles. The technology for the plant at the TOTAL Autohof was supplied by Air Liquide. The H2 station is state of the art. Its operation by the driver is intuitive; refuelling is similar to that of conventional vehicles. The system stores around 200 kilograms of hydrogen - enough to refuel 40 to 50 vehicles a day.

Since 2002, TOTAL Germany has been involved in research and pilot projects to develop the hydrogen infrastructure and currently has 21 hydrogen refuelling points in its filling station network. "By expanding the network, we are jointly creating the basis for technological diversity in electromobility and for the market launch of hydrogen vehicles in the passenger car sector and, in the future, also for commercial vehicles," explained Bruno Daude-Lagrave, Managing Director of TOTAL Deutschland GmbH.

 

"H2 MOBILITY continues to expand the hydrogen filling station network in Germany. This year we are opening a filling station every 10 days or so, ensuring that more and more people and companies can switch to hydrogen without major constraints," said Nikolas Iwan, Managing Director of H2 MOBILITY Deutschland, at the opening ceremony.

 

Frédéric Minaud, Managing Director of Air Liquide Advanced Technologies GmbH: "Hydrogen is one of the best solutions to achieve the goals of the Paris Climate Change Agreement. reach. It has the potential to efficiently decarbonize the transport sector, which is one of the major sources of pollution in our cities. Air Liquide is proud to be involved in the development of Europe's largest hydrogen infrastructure and thus the prerequisite for the roll-out of fuel cell vehicles in Germany."

 

Electromobility with hydrogen plays a central role for environmentally friendly transport of the future, both for passenger cars and commercial vehicles. Vehicles refuel with hydrogen similar to natural gas. On board of the vehicle, a fuel cell generates electricity from the hydrogen, which then drives an electric motor. With five minutes of refuelling time, ranges of more than 500 kilometers are possible. Since hydrogen can be produced by electrolysis from water with renewable electricity, it is also the central link between the energy turnaround and the traffic turnaround.

 

The hydrogen station in Duisburg is funded by the European Commission in the Trans-European Transport Network (TEN-T CEF) with 625,000 Euros in the Connecting Hydrogen Refuelling Stations (COHRS) project. The opening of the filling station is part of the "Hydrogen Week in North Rhine-Westphalia". Further meetings and more information under www.h2.live/woche-des-wasserstoffs-2019

 

Following the opening, the Centre for Fuel Cell Technology (ZBT) presented the hydrogen test field with laboratories and filling station at the ZBT in Carl-Benz-Straße in the presence of Prime Minister Armin Laschet. A flexible test field was installed here, from the production of hydrogen by electrolysis via various compressor stages and cooling through to delivery, in which tests can be carried out on safety and economy as well as on filling station concepts and refuelling options for cars, buses and trucks. In joint research projects with cooperation partners, components and systems for the hydrogen infrastructure can be developed and tested. This development was supported by projects of the federal government and the state of NRW.

 

About H2 MOBILITY

The H2 MOBILITY Deutschland GmbH & Co. KG is responsible for the nationwide development of a hydrogen infrastructure for the supply of cars with fuel cell drive (700 bar technology) in Germany. The first goal by 2019/2020 is to operate 100 stations in seven German conurbations (Hamburg, Berlin, Rhine-Ruhr, Frankfurt, Nuremberg, Stuttgart and Munich) as well as along trunk roads and motorways. With the ramp-up of vehicle numbers, up to 400 hydrogen stations should then ensure a nationwide supply. H2 MOBILITY will assume all the tasks - planning, construction, operation and marketing - required for successful network expansion and operation. The shareholders of H2 MOBILITY are Air Liquide, Daimler, Linde, OMV, Shell and TOTAL. BMW, Honda, Hyundai, Toyota and Volkswagen as well as the NOW GmbH National Organization Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technology advise H2 MOBILITY as associated partners.

For more information see: h2.live

 

PRESS Contacts:

H2 MOBILITY Deutschland GmbH & Co. KG

Sybille Riepe, +49 170 58 70 317, riepe@h2-mobility.de

Air Liquide Deutschland GmbH

Nicola Blumhofer, +49 211 6699-4242, nicola.blumhofer@airliquide.com

TOTAL Deutschland GmbH

Burkhard Reuss, +49 30 20 27 62 31, burkhard.reuss@total.de


PRESS RELEASE

Schleswig-Holstein’s first hydrogen filling station opens in Handewitt

 

Handewitt, 24 June 2019 | Drivers of electric cars with fuel cells can refuel at more and more filling stations: H2 MOBILITY Deutschland and its shareholders Shell and Linde today jointly inaugurated a hydrogen filling station in Handewitt. It is the first in the German federal state of Schleswig-Holstein. Dr Bernd Buchholz, Minister of Economics and Transport of Schleswig-Holstein, Dr Wolfgang Buschmann, District Administrator of Schleswig-Flensburg, and Simone Lange, Lord Mayor of the City of Flensburg, were present at the opening.

 

The nearly 60 members of Flensburg’s EES (Erneuerbare Energien und Speicher – Renewable Energies and Storage) association have actively championed the construction of the hydrogen filling station over the past few years.

 

Hydrogen is used to refuel electric vehicles with fuel cells. Their advantages: no noise, no pollutants, but the same utility, speed and range as passenger cars with petrol or diesel engines. Hydrogen vehicles have ranges of 500 to 700 kilometres and can be refuelled in just three minutes.

 

The network of stations at which fuel cell vehicles can refuel with hydrogen is becoming increasingly dense. In Germany there are now 71 H2 filling stations; by the turn of the year 2019/20 there will be 100. Further stations are currently being planned, for example in Westre (North Frisia district) and Brunsbüttel (Dithmarschen district). The Shell network in Germany already has 25 hydrogen filling stations.

 

The new facility at the Shell station on Lecker Chaussee in Handewitt is located directly by the Flensburg/Harrislee exit of the BAB 7 motorway. It is a link on the routes from Hamburg to Denmark, Sweden and Norway, where there is also a network of 20 hydrogen filling stations already in place.

 

The owner/developer is H2 MOBILITY Deutschland, a joint venture tasked with establishing a hydrogen infrastructure in Germany. The filling station technology comes from Linde.

The hydrogen station in Handewitt is state of the art. Its operation by the driver is intuitive; refuelling is similar to that of conventional vehicles. The facility is equipped with the Linde IC90 ionic compressor, and  holds around 200 kilograms of H2 – enough to refuel 40 to 50 vehicles a day.

 

E-Mobility with hydrogen reduces CO2 emissions

 H2 offers a chance to expand the range of fuels available in the transport sector in a climate-friendly way, as using hydrogen – especially when it is produced with renewable energy – can significantly reduce climate-damaging CO2 emissions.

The hydrogen station in Handewitt is funded by the European Commission in the trans-European Transport Network (TEN-T CEF) as part of the Connecting Hydrogen Refuelling Stations (COHRS) project.

 

Comments on the opening of the H2 station in Handewitt:

 Dr Bernd Buchholz, Minister of Economics, Transport, Labour, Technology and Tourism of the State of Schleswig-Holstein

“For Schleswig-Holstein, hydrogen technology is an indispensable component of the energy transition, and an important aspect of economic development. We are therefore working with other northern German federal states on a joint hydrogen strategy, which will serve as the basis and orientation for future joint northern German or European initiatives. The first hydrogen filling station in Handewitt is a living example of successful sector coupling.”

 

Dr Wolfgang Buschmann, District Administrator of the Schleswig-Flensburg District

“The Schleswig-Flensburg district is proud to have the first hydrogen filling station in Schleswig-Holstein. This sharpens our image as a modern, sustainable region. Rural areas are by no means backward, but can instead lead the way with modern technologies when it comes to the necessary transport turnaround. In addition, this opens up an opportunity for us to generate value locally with the wind power available here.”

 

Simone Lange, Lord Mayor of the City of Flensburg

“I am delighted that we have succeeded in installing a hydrogen filling station in the immediate vicinity of the city of Flensburg. This creates many new opportunities for our future mobility. In my own case, for example, it has enabled me to buy a hydrogen-powered company car.”

 

Thomas Zengerly, Spokesman of the Management Board, Shell Deutschland Oil GmbH

“We will need all sorts of drive systems and fuels for the mobility of the future. The fuel cell offers great advantages, for example, for long-distance journeys, i.e. also for drivers in rural areas, for fleet operators, and for heavy-duty applications. Because refuelling times are short and ranges long.”

 

Dr Christian Bruch, Member of the Executive Board, Linde AG:

“Hydrogen technology plays a decisive role in the successful spread of electromobility. High ranges, short refuelling times, and good on-site storage capacities are crucial criteria for an increasing use of hydrogen. Linde technologies are used at all key points in the H2 value chain and ensure high efficiency.”

 

Prof. Dr Christian Mohrdieck, Managing Director of Mercedes-Benz Fuel Cell GmbH:

“The demand for electric mobility with fuel cells is growing continuously. Besides an attractive range of vehicles including our own Mercedes-Benz GLC F-CELL, this is of course also due to the encouragingly steady development of the hydrogen infrastructure. By opening the H2 station in Handewitt, we are checking yet another important box: the connection of innovative refuelling options across state borders.”

 

Nikolas Iwan, Managing Director of H2 Mobility Deutschland GmbH:

“For us, there is no question that emission-free cars and commercial vehicles with fuel cells will command a significant market share around the world, and make a major contribution to reducing emissions from traffic. H2 MOBILITY is therefore further expanding the hydrogen filling station network in Germany. This year we will open a filling station every 10 days or so, ensuring that more and more people and companies can switch to hydrogen without major inconveniences.”

 

Peter Hamann, Chairman of EES ( Erneuerbare Energien und Speicher – Renewable Energies and Storage) e.V.:

“The opening of the hydrogen filling station in Handewitt marks a paradigm shift in the region’s e-mobility. With fuel-cell electric mobility, any citizens who have expressed reservations about e-mobility in the past now have the opportunity to fill up with a clean, CO2-free fuel locally. And the best thing is that they can fill up with 100% “green” hydrogen produced using local wind power. A technology that takes equal account of ecology and decentralization.”

 

About H2 MOBILITY

H2 Mobility Deutschland GmbH & Co. KG is responsible for establishing a hydrogen infrastructure to supply cars with fuel-cell propulsion (700 bar technology) in Germany. The interim goal by 2019/2020 is to operate 100 stations in seven German metropolitan regions (Hamburg, Berlin, Rhine-Ruhr, Frankfurt, Nuremberg, Stuttgart and Munich) as well as along trunk roads and motorways. With the ramp-up of vehicle numbers, as many as 400 hydrogen stations will eventually ensure a nationwide supply. H2 MOBILITY handles all the tasks – planning, construction, operation, and marketing – that are necessary for successfully expanding and operating the network.

The company’s shareholders are Air Liquide, Daimler, Linde, OMV, Shell and TOTAL, with BMW, Honda, Hyundai, Toyota and Volkswagen and NOW GmbH (National Organisation Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technology) serving in an advisory capacity as associated partners.

More information: h2.live

 

PRESS ENQUIRIES:

Shell Deutschland Oil GmbH

Axel Pommeränke, +49 (0)171 9728144, axel.pommeraenke@shell.com

Linde AG

Thomas Schaefer, +49 (0)89 7446-2464, thomas.kurt.schaefer@linde.com

H2 MOBILITY Deutschland GmbH & Co. KG

Sybille Riepe, +49 (0)170 58 70 317, riepe@h2-mobility.de


PRESS RELEASE

Hydrogen refuelling now available in Rheda-Wiedenbrück

 

Rheda-Wiedenbrück, 23 May 2019 | Drivers of fuel-cell powered electric cars can now refuel at more and more filling stations. H2 MOBILITY Deutschland and its shareholders Shell and Linde have jointly opened the first hydrogen station in Rheda-Wiedenbrück (Gütersloh district). It is the 15th in North Rhine-Westphalia, and an addition to Germany’s increasingly dense network of hydrogen filling stations.

 

The new facility at the Shell station at Bielefelder Straße 145 is located directly at the Rheda-Wiedenbrück exit of the BAB 2 motorway. It is an important link for travellers coming from the direction of Berlin and Hanover and heading towards the Rhine/Ruhr area.

The project owner is H2 MOBILITY Deutschland; the filling-station technology in Rheda-Wiedenbrück comes from the gas and technology company Linde. H2 MOBILITY is a joint venture that is establishing a hydrogen infrastructure in Germany.

 

The station in Rheda-Wiedenbrück is state-of-the-art, and driver-side operation of the filling facilities is intuitive: the process is similar to refuelling conventional vehicles and takes three to five minutes. It uses Linde's highly efficient IC90 ionic compressor, which has a capacity of 160 - 400 kg per day.

 

E-Mobility with hydrogen reduces CO2 emissions

 

Hydrogen offers an opportunity to expand the range of fuels available in the transport sector in a climate-friendly way: the use of hydrogen produced with renewable energy can significantly reduce climate-damaging CO2 emissions. Operating a hydrogen-powered fuel-cell vehicle causes no local pollutants or carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions. The range of these vehicles is between 500 and 700 kilometres on a full tank.

 

For electromobility with H2 to become a success story, an attractive range of fuel-cell vehicles and an appropriate supply infrastructure are needed. The expansion of the corresponding filling station network is progressing well. There are currently 70 H2 filling stations in Germany; by the end of 2019 there will be 100 stations nationwide. In Shell's filling-station network alone, there are already 25 hydrogen facilities, 6 of them in NRW.

 

The hydrogen station in Rheda-Wiedenbrück is funded by the European Commission in the trans-European Transport Network (TEN-T CEF) as part of the Connecting Hydrogen Refuelling Stations (COHRS) project.

 

Hydrogen-powered fuel-cell vehicles are currently available from carmakers Hyundai, Daimler and Toyota. The new Hyundai Nexo will be on-site at the inauguration of the new hydrogen filling station in Rheda-Wiedenbrück.

 

Comments by participants on the opening of the H2 station in Rheda-Wiedenbrück:

Thomas Zengerly, Chairman of the Board of Shell Deutschland Oil GmbH:

"Hydrogen technology is a promising technology and H2 a fuel for clean mobility. We expect that from the 2020s on, this alternative drive will play an increasingly important role in markets including Germany, England, the Benelux countries, the USA and Japan. We at Shell are on track for this."

 

Dr Christian Bruch, Member of the Executive Board of Linde AG:

“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 H2 value chain and ensure high efficiency.”

 

Nikolas Iwan, Managing Director H2 MOBILITY Deutschland GmbH:

"Hydrogen offers electric mobility without limitations: rapid acceleration, short refuelling times, and long ranges. We are pleased to see more and more hydrogen pioneers using our growing network of filling stations. 100 stations will be in operation by the end of 2019! If you want, you can use our H2.LIVE app to track our progress."


PRESS RELEASE

Derching welcomes its first hydrogen station

 

Derching, 28 February 2019 – Drivers of fuel-cell powered electric cars can fill up at an increasing number of service stations: H2 MOBILITY Deutschland and its shareholders OMV and Linde today opened the first hydrogen (H2) filling facility in Derching.

 

Hydrogen is used to refuel electric vehicles with fuel cells. Its advantages: no noise, no pollutants, but the same ease of use, speed, and range as passenger cars with gasoline or diesel engines. Hydrogen vehicles have ranges of 500 to 700 kilometres, and can be refuelled in just three to five minutes.

 

The new facility is located at the OMV petrol station Winterbruckenweg in Friedberg-Derching, along the A8. The filling-station technology comes from the gas and technology company Linde; the station's owner-developer is the H2 MOBILITY joint venture, which is establishing Germany's hydrogen infrastructure.

 

The operation of the dispenser is intuitive for the driver; refuelling is similar to that of conventional vehicles and takes just three to five minutes. The system has a capacity of around 200 kilogrammes of hydrogen – enough to refuel 50 vehicles a day.

 

Hydrogen-powered e-mobility reduces CO2 emissions

 

Hydrogen offers a way to expand the range of fuels available to the transport sector in a climate-friendly way – because using hydrogen, especially if it is produced with renewable energy, can significantly reduce climate-damaging CO2 emissions.

 

For the establishment of the hydrogen station in Derching, H2 MOBILITY has received funding from the European Commission’s trans-European Transport Network (TEN-T CEF) within the project Connecting Hydrogen Refuelling Stations (COHRS).


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Infrastrukturausbau geht voran: Neue H2 MOBILITY Wasserstoff-Station an der OMV-Tankstelle in der Ottobrunnerstraße, München

 

München, 27.12.2018 | Damit können Wasserstoff-Autofahrer alleine in München an fünf Stationen auftanken, in Bayern sind es neun, zehn weitere sind in Planung und Bau. Die neue Wasserstoff-Station befindet sich an der OMV Tankstelle in der Ottobrunnerstr. 116 im Münchner Süden und wurde am 27.12.2018 in Betrieb genommen.

 

„Wir freuen uns sehr, unseren Kundinnen und Kunden nun auch hier die Möglichkeit zu geben, ihr Fahrzeug mit Wasserstoff zu betanken“, so Robert Böhmisch, Leiter des deutschen OMV Tankstellengeschäfts. „Als einer der Pioniere engagieren wir uns seit vielen Jahren für den Wasserstoff-Netzausbau und sehen diese Technologie als einen Bestandteil des zukünftigen Kraftstoffmix. Wir möchten an unseren Stationen die Infrastruktur für einen breiten Energiemix bereitstellen, um unseren Beitrag für eine nachhaltige Mobilität der Zukunft zu leisten. Wasserstoff ist hier ein wichtiges Element. Die Tankstelle soll der zentrale Anlaufpunkt für den Mobilitätswandel sein, an der neben konventionellen Kraftstoffen eben auch Wasserstoff, Erdgas oder Strom bezogen werden kann.“

 

Die H2 MOBILITY Deutschland GmbH & Co.KG, verantwortlich für den flächendeckenden Aufbau einer Wasserstoff-Infrastruktur in Deutschland, lieferte 2018 bundesweit im Schnitt alle zwei Wochen eine neue Wasserstoff-Tankstelle. Momentan liegt der Fokus insbesondere auf der Versorgung der Metropolregionen. Die bestehenden Tankstellen decken bereits die Ballungsräume Berlin, Hamburg, Rhein/Ruhr, Stuttgart, Frankfurt, Nürnberg und München ab. Deren Vernetzung läuft aktuell auf Hochtouren und wird sukzessive erweitert. 2019 sollen es dann 100 öffentliche Wasserstoff-Stationen für PKWs sein, derzeit sind bereits 59 zu verzeichnen.

 

„Drei Minuten tanken für Reichweiten bis zu 800 Kilometer – das sind die Vorzüge von Wasserstoff. Wir freuen uns über ein weiters Angebot auf der OMV-Station an der Ottobrunnerstraße.“, so Nikolas Iwan, Geschäftsführer der H2MOBILITY Deutschland GmbH & Co.KG.

 

Die Wasserstoff-Station in der Ottobrunnerstraße wird durch die Europäische Kommission im trans-European Transport Network (TEN-T CEF) im Projekt Connecting Hydrogen Refuelling Stations (COHRS) gefördert.

 

Über OMV Deutschland GmbH

Als Gesellschafterin der H2 MOBILITY Deutschland engagiert sich das Unternehmen gemeinsam mit weiteren namhaften Partnern für einen bundesweit flächendeckenden Ausbau der Wasserstoff-Infrastruktur. In Süddeutschland sind bereits sechs Wasserstoff-Stationen an OMV Tankstellen in Betrieb.

 

Die OMV Deutschland mit Unternehmenssitz in Burghausen ist ein wichtiger Versorger von Mineralölprodukten und petrochemischen Grundstoffen in Süddeutschland. Sie ist eine 100%-Tochter des OMV Konzerns mit Sitz in Wien, Österreich. Die Aktivitäten umfassen das

Raffinerie-, Geschäftskunden- und Tankstellengeschäft. Die OMV Deutschland verfügt derzeit über rund 280 Tankstellen, davon mehr als 220 in Bayern. Dies entspricht einem Marktanteil von knapp 10%. Weitere Stationen befinden sich in Baden-Württemberg und Hessen.

Das OMV Tanklager Feldkirchen, bestehend aus eigenen Lagertanks sowie Tanks, die im Auftrag des Erdölbevorratungsverbands (EBV) betrieben werden, gewährleistet seit Anfang der 1970er Jahre die Versorgungssicherheit des Großraums München und der Region mit Diesel und Heizöl. Mit Kerosin aus der Raffinerie Burghausen ist das Tanklager Feldkirchen über eine direkte Pipeline Hauptlieferant des Flughafens München.

 

Der Raffineriestandort in Burghausen agiert im strategischen Raffinerieverbund der OMV neben den beiden anderen Standorten Schwechat bei Wien und Petrobrazi in Rumänien. Burghausen hat eine jährliche Verarbeitungskapazität von rund 3,8 Mio Tonnen Rohöl. Es werden Mitteldestillate wie Kerosin, Diesel und Heizöl hergestellt. Den Schwerpunkt der Raffinerie bildet die Petrochemie. Dabei wird das Rohbenzin nicht zu Ottokraftstoffen, sondern im Weiteren zu petrochemischen Grundstoffen wie Ethylen, Propylen und Butadien verarbeitet.

 

OMV Aktiengesellschaft

Die OMV fördert und vermarktet Öl & Gas, innovative Energielösungen und hochwertige petrochemische Produkte – in verantwortlicher Weise. Mit einem Konzernumsatz von EUR 20 Mrd und rund 20.700 Mitarbeiterinnen und Mitarbeitern im Jahr 2017 ist die OMV Aktiengesellschaft eines der größten börsennotierten Industrieunternehmen in Österreich. Im Bereich Upstream verfügt die OMV über eine starke Basis in Rumänien und Österreich und ein ausgeglichenes internationales Portfolio mit der Nordsee, dem Mittleren Osten und Afrika sowie Russland als weiteren Kernregionen. 2017 belief sich die Tagesproduktion auf rund 348.000 boe. Im Bereich Downstream betreibt die OMV drei Raffinerien mit einer Jahresraffineriekapazität von 17,8 Mio Tonnen und über 2.000 Tankstellen in zehn Ländern (Stand Ende 2017). Die OMV verfügt über Gasspeicher in Österreich sowie Deutschland; die Tochtergesellschaft Gas Connect Austria GmbH ist Betreiberin eines Gaspipelinenetzes. 2017 hat die OMV etwa 113 TWh Gas verkauft.

 

Über H2 MOBILITY

Die H2 MOBILITY Deutschland GmbH & Co. KG ist verantwortlich für den flächendeckenden Aufbau einer Wasserstoff-Infrastruktur zur Versorgung von Pkw mit Brennstoffzellenantrieb (700 bar Technologie) in Deutschland. Erstes Ziel bis 2019 ist der Betrieb von 100 Stationen in sieben deutschen Ballungszentren (Hamburg, Berlin, Rhein-Ruhr, Frankfurt, Nürnberg, Stuttgart und München) sowie entlang Fernstraßen und Autobahnen. Mit dem Hochlauf der Fahrzeugzahlen sollen dann bis zu 400 Wasserstoffstationen eine flächendeckende Versorgung sicherstellen. Die H2 MOBILITY übernimmt alle operativen Aufgaben, darunter Netzplanung, Genehmigung, Beschaffung, Errichtung und Betrieb.

 

Die Wasserstoffstation in München wird durch die Europäische Kommission im trans-European Transport Network (TEN-T CEF) im Projekt Connecting Hydrogen Refuelling Stations (COHRS) gefördert.

 

Gesellschafter der H2 MOBILITY sind Air Liquide, Daimler, Linde, OMV, Shell und TOTAL. BMW, Honda, Hyundai, Toyota und Volkswagen sowie die NOW GmbH Nationale Organisation Wasserstoff- und Brennstoffzellentechnologie beraten die H2 MOBILITY als assoziierte Partner. Mehr Informationen: h2.live

 

PRESSEKONTAKTE:

OMV Deutschland GmbH

Thomas Bauer, +49 8677 960-2200, thomas.bauer@omv.com

360°communications GmbH

Roland Mäusl, +49 89 5436994-10, omv@360communications.de

H2 MOBILITY Deutschland GmbH & Co. KG

Sybille Riepe, +49 (0)170 58 70 317, riepe@h2-mobility.de


PRESS RELEASE 

Saxony’s First Hydrogen Service Station Opens in Dresden

  • H2 MOBILITY, Air Liquide and TOTAL open new H2 station in Dresden
  • Site enhances eco-friendly mobility in Saxony
  • Capacity to refuel up to 40 vehicles per day
  • Funded by the EU within the Connecting Hydrogen Refuelling Stations (COHRS) project

Dresden, 9/18/2018    The development of the H2 infrastructure in Germany is making good headway: Today, the first hydrogen filling station in Saxony was inaugurated at the TOTAL service station in Dresden on Wiener Straße. Dresden is one of the first 50 hydrogen (H2) service stations in Germany and an important contribution to enable eco-friendly electromobility for fuel cell vehicles. The new hydrogen facility was built by H2 MOBILITY with support from the European Union. Stefan Brangs, State Secretary in the Saxon State Ministry for Economic Affairs, Labor and Transport, was able to announce a further step in the expansion of the hydrogen network during the ceremonial first filling of a fuel cell vehicle: In Leipzig, the next hydrogen service station has already been completed at the TOTAL truck stop in Poststraße.

 

The technology for the new hydrogen facility at the TOTAL service station in Dresden is produced by Air Liquide and has the refuelling capacity for up to 40 vehicles per day. The primary goal of the joint venture H2 MOBILITY, formed by the companies Air Liquide, Daimler, Linde, OMV, Shell, and TOTAL, is to operate 100 stations in metropolitan areas in Germany and along motorways and highways by 2019. Another 300 hydrogen filling stations will follow as the vehicle numbers are ramped up.

 

For the establishment of the hydrogen station in Dresden, H2 MOBILITY has received funding from the European Commission’s trans-European Transport Network (TEN-T CEF) within the project Connecting Hydrogen Refuelling Stations (COHRS). In the past years, the development of Germany’s H2 network had advanced significantly thanks to the Clean Energy Partnership (CEP), an association of industrial representatives of diverse sectors funded by the German government within the scope of the National Innovation Programme Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technology (NIP). Within the framework of the NOW GmbH, the federal government is also an associated partner of H2 MOBILITY.

 

E-Mobility with Hydrogen Lowers CO2-Emissions

Eco-friendly electromobility using hydrogen causes no local pollutants or CO2 emissions and, thanks to short refuelling times and long ranges, offers a high level of driving convenience. Fuel cell vehicles can be refuelled in under five minutes with enough fuel for a reach of up to 800 kilometers.

 

Stefan Brangs, State Secretary in the Saxon State Ministry for Economic Affairs, Labor and Transport:

"To become modern and smart, cities must develop sustainable mobility concepts. Hydrogen from renewable energies – preferably produced in the region – is certainly a key technology for the electromobility of the future. Therefore, I am pleased to see that the white spots on the map in eastern and central Germany are slowly becoming smaller and that there are more and more public hydrogen filling stations. Because the establishment of a dense European network of hydrogen service stations is the basic prerequisite for more people switching to this type of drive."

 

Bruno Daude-Lagrave, CEO of TOTAL Deutschland GmbH:

"As a pioneer in our industry, we have been active in the development of hydrogen mobility in Germany for 16 years. All the more reason for us to be pleased that the expansion of the H2 service station network is gaining momentum. We have only just reached an important milestone with the opening of the 50th German hydrogen station in Potsdam together with our partners from industry and politics, and now Saxony's first hydrogen station marks another important step. Further projects at TOTAL service stations in Leipzig, Magdeburg, Erfurt and Neuruppin will soon enable eco-friendly mobility with hydrogen throughout eastern Germany."

 

Markus Schewitza, Managing Director,  Air Liquide Advanced Technologies GmbH:

"We need to face the challenges of energy transition now. And hydrogen is today one of our best solutions to achieve the objectives of the Paris Agreement. Hydrogen has notably the potential to efficiently decarbonize the transport sector which is one of the major sources of pollution in our cities, but it requires a dedicated infrastructure to achieve this goal. Air Liquide is proud to contribute, together with the key private and public players, to the building of the biggest hydrogen infrastructure in Europe, and thus enable the deployment of FCEVs on the territory."

 

Nikolas Iwan, CEO of H2 MOBILITY:

„Hydrogen offers an electromobility solution without restrictions: dynamic acceleration, short refuelling times and ranges comparable to conventional cars. We are delighted that more and more hydrogen pioneers are taking advantage of our fast-growing service station network. There will be 100 stations by the end of 2019! Anyone who wishes, can follow our progress via our app H2.LIVE."

 

PRESS CONTACTS:

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Air Liquide Deutschland GmbH

Nicola Blumhofer, +49 (0)211 6699-4242, nicola.blumhofer@airliquide.com

 

TOTAL Deutschland GmbH

Annika Schön, +49 (0)30 20 27 62 31, annika.schoen@total.de


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NEW HYDROGEN FILLING STATION IN RATINGEN

  • H2 MOBILITY joint venture commissions/inaugurates another H2 station
  • Fuel-cell vehicles can now also refuel at Shell filling station near A3 motorway
  • European Commission funded facility  

06 September 2018, Ratingen –  H2 MOBILITY Deutschland and its shareholders Shell and Air Liquide today opened the seventh hydrogen (H2) station in the German state of North Rhine-Westphalia. By commissioning the station at Brachter Straße 36, the partners take a further step towards a nationwide H2 supply network in Germany.

 

The service station is located directly at the Ratingen Ost motorway junction (A44/A3) in the Essen and Düsseldorf catchment area – so drivers of emissions-free fuel-cell cars now have another refuelling option on the important north-west axis between Hamburg and the Ruhr region.

 

The owner and operator of the new H2 station at Shell Autohof is the H2 MOBILITY joint venture. The filling station technology comes from Air Liquide. The hydrogen station is state of the art. It features intuitive driver-side operation; refuelling is similar to that of conventional vehicles and can be completed in three to five minutes. The facility can hold around 200 kilograms of hydrogen - enough to refuel 40 to 50 vehicles a day.

 

In North Rhine-Westphalia, H2 stations will also be opened at the Shell filling stations in Essen, Dortmund, Mönchengladbach, Leverkusen and Aachen in the months ahead; a similar Shell station has already been open in Wuppertal for two years. Other H2 stations exist in Düsseldorf, Cologne-Bonn, Kamen, Mülheim and Münster.

 

E-mobility with hydrogen reduces CO2 emissions

Hydrogen offers an opportunity to expand the fuel supply in the transport sector in a climate-friendly way: Hydrogen produced with renewable energy, can significantly reduce climate-damaging CO2 emissions. The operation of an H2-powered fuel cell vehicle causes neither local pollutants nor carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions. The range of these vehicles is 500 to 800 kilometres per tank of fuel.

 

Thomas Zengerly, Chairman of Shell Deutschland Oil GmbH: “Hydrogen technology is a promising technology, and H2 a fuel for clean mobility.”

 

Markus Schewitza, Managing Director of Air Liquide Advanced Technologies GmbH, adds: “At this point, hydrogen is one of the best solutions for achieving the goals of the Paris climate protection agreement, and has the potential to efficiently decarbonise the transport sector, one of the main sources of pollution in our cities. To turn hydrogen-powered electric mobility into a success story, an attractive range of fuel-cell vehicles and an appropriate infrastructure are required. The expansion of the filling station network is making good progress. A Germany-wide network of 100 stations is to be established by 2019. Including Ratingen, there are already 50 stations where one can refuel with hydrogen."

 

Nikolas Iwan, Managing Director of H2 MOBILITY Deutschland GmbH, explains: “We are currently building the backbone of the infrastructure with the first 100 stations in metropolitan areas as well as along highways and motorways. This makes Germany a pioneer in the field of hydrogen-powered electromobility.”

 

The European Commission is funding a total of 17 facilities – including the one in Ratingen – with a total of 11 million euros in the trans-European Transport Network through its “Connecting Hydrogen Refuelling Stations” (COHRS) project.

 

For more information: h2.live

 

Press enquiries

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H2 Mobility Deutschland GmbH

Sybille Riepe, +49 (0) 170 58 70 317, riepe@h2-mobility.de

 

Air Liquide Deutschland GmbH

Nicola Blumhofer,  +49 (0)211 6699-4242,  nicola.blumhofer@airliquide.com


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NEW HYDROGEN FILLING STATION IN STUHR

  • H2 MOBILITY joint venture inaugurates another H2 station
  • Fuel-cell vehicles can now refuel at the Shell Autohof Stuhr - Groß Mackenstedt rest stop
  • European Commission funds the facility

31 August 2018, Stuhr – H2 MOBILITY Deutschland, Shell, and Nel today opened Lower Saxony’s second hydrogen (H2) station. In commissioning the station at the Shell Autohof Stuhr - Groß Mackenstedt rest stop, the partners are taking a further step towards establishing a nationwide H2 supply network in Germany.

 

The rest stop is located directly at the Stuhr junction on the BAB 1 motorway, or the Groß Mackenstedt exit on the BAB 28 – in the Bremen/Delmenhorst/Oldenburg catchment area. Drivers of emissions-free fuel-cell cars now have another refuelling option on the important north-west axis between Hamburg and the Ruhr region.

 

The owner and operator of the new H2 station at the Shell rest stop is the H2 MOBILITY joint venture. The filling-station technology is by Nel. The hydrogen station is state of the art, and its driver-side operation is intuitive; the refuelling process is similar to that of conventional vehicles and can be completed in three to five minutes. The facility holds around 170 kilograms of hydrogen – enough to refuel 30 to 40 vehicles a day.

 

Hydrogen e-mobility reduces CO2 emissions

Hydrogen offers a way to expand the range of fuels in the transport sector in a climate-friendly way: Hydrogen produced with renewable energy can significantly reduce climate-damaging CO2 emissions. The operation of an H2-powered fuel-cell vehicle causes neither local pollutants nor carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions. Such vehicles currently have a range of 500 to 800 kilometres on a full tank of fuel.

 

Ensuring that hydrogen-powered electric mobility becomes a success story requires an attractive range of fuel-cell vehicles in conjunction with an appropriate supply infrastructure. The expansion of the network of filling stations is making good progress. A Germany-wide network of 100 stations is to be established by 2019. With the addition of Stuhr Groß Mackenstedt, it is now possible to refuel at 45 stations across Germany.

 

The European Commission is funding a total of 17 facilities in the ‘trans-European Transport Network (TEN-T CEF)’, including the Stuhr station, with a total of 11 million euros, through its ‘Connecting Hydrogen Refuelling Stations’ (COHRS) project.

 

Zur Eröffnung der H2-Station Stuhr - Groß Mackenstedt äußerten sich die Beteiligten:

The parties involved comment on the opening of the Stuhr - Groß Mackenstedt H2 station:

Thomas Zengerly, Chairman & CEO, Shell Deutschland Oil GmbH: "Hydrogen technology is a promising way forward, and hydrogen a fuel that lends itself for clean mobility. We expect that this alternative drive will play an increasingly important role in markets such as Germany, England, Benelux, the USA, and Japan from the 2020s onwards. At Shell, we are on course for this development.

 

Nikolas Iwan, Managing Director, H2 MOBILITY Deutschland GmbH:

"Germany is on its way to becoming a trailblazer in the field of hydrogen-powered electromobility. We are currently building the backbone of the hydrogen infrastructure with the first 100 stations in metropolitan areas as well as along highways and motorways. We are basing the expansion of this network on demand."

 

Frank Doods, State Secretary at Lower Saxony's Ministry of the Environment, Energy, Building and Climate Protection:

"It is time to reduce greenhouse gases in the transport sector too. I assume that battery-powered solutions can meet many, but certainly not all mobility requirements in this way. That's why we also need the option of fuel-cell-powered electric drives."

 

Ulf Schmidt, Deputy District Administrator, Diepholz District

"From now on, many drivers will refuel their hydrogen vehicles in our district when travelling from northern to western Germany - we're proud of this, and it strengthens us as a mobility region/centre in northern Germany."

 

Niels Thomsen, Mayor of Stuhr:

"Hydrogen and fuel-cell vehicles contribute to the success of the energy transition, including in the mobility sector. This new offer further strengthens Stuhr as a place of business."

 

Press enquiries:

Shell Deutschland Oil GmbH

Axel Pommeränke, +49 (0) 40 6324 5290, shellpresse@shell.com

 

H2 MOBILITY Deutschland GmbH

Sybille Riepe, +49 (0) 170 58 70 317, riepe@h2-mobility.de

Jacob Krogsgaard, NEL, Lorenz Jung, H2 MOBILITY Deutschland, Dr. Thomas Zengerly, Shell Deutschland, stv. Landrat Ulf Schmidt, Staatssekretär Frank Doods and Bürgermeister Niels Thomsen 


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Hasbergen welcomes its first hydrogen station

 

Hasbergen, 25 August 2018 | Drivers of fuel-cell powered electric cars can fill up at an increasing number of service stations: H2 MOBILITY Deutschland and its shareholders TOTAL and Linde today opened the first hydrogen (H2) filling facility in Hasbergen.

 

Hydrogen is used to refuel electric vehicles with fuel cells. Its advantages: no noise, no pollutants, but the same ease of use, speed, and range as passenger cars with gasoline or diesel engines. Hydrogen vehicles have ranges of 500 to 700 kilometres, and can be refuelled in just three to five minutes.

 

The new facility is located at the TOTAL petrol station Hasbergen, Hauptstr. 107, along the A8 and close to the A1 and A33. The filling-station technology comes from the gas and technology company Linde; the station's owner-developer is the H2 MOBILITY joint venture, which is establishing Germany's hydrogen infrastructure.

 

The operation of the dispenser is intuitive for the driver; refuelling is similar to that of conventional vehicles and takes just three to five minutes. The system has a capacity of around 200 kilogrammes of hydrogen – enough to refuel 50 vehicles a day.

 

Hydrogen-powered e-mobility reduces CO2 emissions

Hydrogen offers a way to expand the range of fuels available to the transport sector in a climate-friendly way – because using hydrogen, especially if it is produced with renewable energy, can significantly reduce climate-damaging CO2 emissions.

 

For the establishment of the hydrogen station in Hasbergen, H2 MOBILITY has received funding from the European Commission’s trans-European Transport Network (TEN-T CEF) within the project Connecting Hydrogen Refuelling Stations (COHRS).


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NEW HYDROGEN REFUELLING STATION AT KASSEL CONNECTS NORTH AND SOUTH

  • Joint venture H2 Mobility commissions additional H2 refuelling station
  • Now hydrogen fuel-cell vehicles can also fill up at Shell SVG Autohof Lohfelden
  • European Commission promotes facility with EUR 700,000

June 18, 2018, Kassel-Lohfelden – H2 Mobility Deutschland and its shareholders Shell and Air Liquide have today jointly opened the first hydrogen (in short H2) refuelling station in the Kassel district – the fifth in the state of Hesse. With the refuelling station at Shell SVG Autohof Lohfelden, the partners are taking a further step towards a comprehensive H2 supply network in Germany.

 

The service station is located directly at the Kassel-Mitte intersection of federal motorways 7 and 49, and close to motorways 44 and 38. This now provides drivers of zero-emission fuel-cell vehicles with an additional refuelling opportunity on the important north-south axis between Frankfurt and Hanover as well.

 

The principal and operator of the new H2 refuelling station is the joint venture H2 Mobility, which is establishing a hydrogen infrastructure in Germany. The Shell SVG Autohof is owned by SVG Hessen. The refuelling station technology comes from gas and technology company Air Liquide.

 

The hydrogen refuelling station conforms to the state of the art. Self-service operation by drivers is intuitive; refuelling is similar to conventional vehicles and takes three to five minutes. The facility holds around 200 kg of hydrogen – enough to refuel 40 to 50 vehicles a day.

E-mobility with hydrogen reduces CO2 emissions.

 

Hydrogen offers the opportunity of augmenting the fuel offering in the transport sector in an environmentally-friendly way: since with the help of hydrogen, which is produced with renewable energy, climate-damaging CO2 emissions can be considerably reduced. Running an H2-powered fuel-cell vehicle produces neither local pollutants nor carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions. The range of these vehicles is between 500 and 800 kilometres per tankful.

In order to turn electomobility with hydrogen into a success story, an attractive proposition of fuel-cell vehicles as well as a corresponding supply infrastructure is required. The expansion of the requisite refuelling station network is making good progress. By 2019, a network of 100 refuelling stations is to be established across Germany. With Lohfelden you can now refuel at 44 stations already.

 

The EUR 1.4 million facility is being supported by the European Commission in the Trans-European Transport Network (TEN-T CEF), in the “Connecting Hydrogen Refuelling Stations” (COHRS) project.

 

The parties involved commented on the opening of the H2 refuelling station at Kassel-Lohfelden:

Thomas Zengerly, chairman of the management board Shell Deutschland Oil GmbH:

“Fuel cell technology is a promising technology, and H2 a fuel of the future. We’re assuming that this alternative drive system will play an increasingly important role from 2020 onwards in markets such as Germany, the UK, Benelux, the USA and Japan. We at Shell are on course.”

 

Eugen Jung, chairman of the supervisory board, SVG Hessen eG:

“SVG Hessen - as a service provider and partner of the transport and logistics sector - welcomes the expansion of the fuel offering at Shell SVG Autohof Lohfeldener Rüssel with environmentally-friendly hydrogen. This makes the service station more attractive.”

 

Markus Schewitza, managing director of Air Liquide Advanced Technologies GmbH:

"Hydrogen is today one of our best solutions to achieve the objectives of the Paris Agreement. Hydrogen has notably the potential to efficiently decarbonize the transport sector which is one of the major source of pollution in our cities. Air Liquide is proud to contribute, together with the key private and public players, to the building of the biggest hydrogen infrastructure in Europe."

 

Nikolas Iwan, managing director of H2 Mobility Deutschland GmbH:

“Germany is on the way to becoming a pioneer when it comes to electomobility with hydrogen. We are currently building the backbone of the hydrogen infrastructure with the first 100 refuelling stations by 2019. We are locating the stations where the customers need them.”

 

Uwe Jäger, mayor of Lohfelden:

“Hydrogen and fuel-cell vehicles are a contribution to the success of the energy transition in the mobility sector as well. So our community has supported the construction of this refuelling station.”

 

Holger Schach, managing director of Regionalmanagement Nordhessen:

“On the journey from the north to the south as well as from the west to the east of Germany, many motorists will in future be able to fill up with us in Northern Hesse – we’re proud of that, which strengthens us as a mobility region in the middle of Germany”. 

Dr. Thomas Zengerly, Shell Deutschland Oil, Eugen Jung, SVG, Uwe Jäger, Bürgermeister Lohfelden, Holger Schach, Regionalmanagement Nordhessen, Nikolas Iwan, H2 MOBILITY Deutschland und Benjamin Coiffier, Air Liquide


Press release

OMV opens hydrogen filling station in Asten near Linz

  • OMV now operates the third hydrogen filling station in Austria
  • Hydrogen set to play also a role in the fuel mix of the future 
  • Important step in readying major European traffic routes for renewable energy on the road   

Robert Seeber, member of the Federal Council, Karl Kollingbaum, Mayor of the Borough of Asten, and Wilfried Gepp, Manager of the OMV filling station business in Austria, opened the OMV hydrogen filling station in Asten, near Linz in Upper Austria today. OMV thereby now operates the third hydrogen filling station in Austria. OMV, the international, integrated oil and gas company, headquartered in Vienna, has therefore taken another key step towards readying major European traffic routes for hydrogen on the road. The new filling station is situated directly on the Westautobahn A1 – one of Europe’s most important traffic axes. Officially opened today, the OMV station enhances Austria’s connection to a Europe-wide hydrogen filling station network for vehicles powered by fuel cells.

 

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