Published on October 1st, 2015 | by Daniel Sherman Fernandez0
Fifth hydrogen filling station opens in Baden-Wuerttemberg
Daimler, Linde and TOTAL are continuing their joint plans for the expansion of the national hydrogen infrastructure. After the openings at the Geiselwind motorway service area, the first H2 filling station on the autobahn, and at two locations in Berlin, the partners have now taken another step towards a nationwide supply network for locally emission-free electric vehicles with fuel cells.
Today at the TOTAL multi-energy filling station in Fellbach, Dr Veit Steinle, Director-General, Departmental Policy Issues at the Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure, joined Ministerial Director Helmfried Meinel of the Baden-Wuerttemberg Ministry for the Environment, Climate and Energy, in symbolically refuelling the first vehicle, a Mercedes-Benz B-Class F-CELL. The TOTAL multi-energy filling station Fellbach is the fifth H2 station in Baden-Wuerttemberg. More hydrogen filling stations will follow in the months ahead.
Hydrogen fuelling technology is largely standardised at this point. Last year, Linde inaugurated the world’s first small-series production facility for hydrogen fuelling stations in Vienna. The TOTAL multi-energy station in Fellbach uses a compact 700-bar fuelling technology that is also ideally suited for retrofitting existing, conventional filling stations.