H2 Logic delivers hydrogen fueling station for Hamburg – first to achieve German CEP approval
Today Shell Deutschland Oil GmbH inaugurated a new hydrogen fueling station in Hamburg based on H2Station® technology from H2 Logic. The fueling station is the first in Germany to obtain a 2014 approval from the Public-Private Clean Energy Partnership (CEP) after extensive third party acceptance and verification tests. This ensures that vehicle users experiences a fast and reliable fueling of hydrogen with long driving range, similar to that of gasoline vehicles.
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 H2Mobility Germany initiative.
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, where particular emphasis were 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. The standard ensures a fast and reliable fueling of hydrogen at 70MPa pressure, which provides long driving range.
Approved compliance with the SAE J2601 standard is required by the Public-Private Clean Energy Partnership (CEP) in Germany before start of operation. The H2Station® technology from H2 Logic therefore underwent extensive third party acceptance and verification tests prior to the inauguration of the hydrogen fueling station. The station is the first to achieve CEP approval in accordance with the latest 2014 version of the SAE J2601.
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 reach of hydrogen fueling.
Besides providing fast fueling H2Station® technology also has a long proven 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.