The Linde Group partnered with Allguth, a medium-size oil company, to offer hydrogen (H2) as a fuel for zero-emissions fuel-cell vehicles. The Allguth service station in Munich’s Trudering district has given the green flag for H2 mobility.
The Federal Ministry for Transport and Digital Infrastructure (BMVI) supported the construction of the H2 facility with €400,000 from its National Innovation Programme for Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technology (NIP). The facility will be operated by the infrastructure partner H2 Mobility.
The new station in Munich is one of the first 50 H2 filling stations that are being built as part of the Clean Energy Partnership (CEP) with the support of the Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure via the NIP.
The new facility has a 400kg storage tank for liquefied H2 and a next-generation H2 compressor developed by Linde.
”Today you are witnessing the premiere of the world’s most compact and energy-efficient H2 filling station in this performance class.”
Markus Bachmeier, Head of Hydrogen Solutions at Linde
Allguth CEO Christian Amberger commenetd “Unlike battery-powered vehicles, H2 vehicles have a long range and can be refuelled quickly. And renewable H2 fuel causes zero emissions!”
Markus Bachmeier, Head of Hydrogen Solutions at Linde, says, “Today you are witnessing the premiere of the world’s most compact and energy-efficient H2 filling station in this performance class. Together with our customers and partners, we have further evolved our cryopump technology specifically for use in inner-city locations, significantly reducing both the space requirements and the energy consumption.”
The expansion of the nationwide H2 network is progressing fast, with several sites celebrating their official openings in October: Bad Rappenau, Bremen, Cologne/Bonn, and Munich. This brings the number of public H2 filling stations in the Germany-wide network to 41.
At the opening, Toyota will hand over 15 Mirai fuel-cell cars to CleverShuttle, an innovative ride- sharing service. CleverShuttle’s fuel-cell vehicles will mainly fill up at Kreillerstrasse.
Another major user of the station will be the Linde subsidiary BeeZero, the world’s first car-sharing service to use a fleet comprised exclusively of H2-powered fuel-cell cars.