Air Liquide has inaugurated its fifth public hydrogen (H2) station in Mülheim an der Ruhr in partnership with Orlen.

After the stations opened in Düsseldorf and recently in Offenbach am Main, Kamen and Limburg an der Lahn, the Mülheim station is the fifth station installed by Air Liquide in Germany within the framework of the Clean Energy Partnership (CEP).

The H2 station designed by Air Liquide is integrated into a ‘Star’ petrol station already operated by Orlen. Open to the public, it enables to fuel around 40 fuel-cell electric vehicles per day in less than five minutes with an average driving range of 500 kilometers. This new station marks an important step in the construction of a nationwide network of 400 H2 stations across the country by 2023, within the framework of the Clean Energy Partnership and H2 Mobility with the support of the German government and the European Union.

Air Liquide masters the entire H2 value chain, from production and storage to distribution and the development of applications for end users, and is working hand in hand with car manufacturers and the public authorities to develop H2 energy. By the end of 2017, the Group will have installed nearby 100 H2 stations around the world.

(L-R): Dr. Günther Horzetzky, Thorsten Herbert, Antoine Mazas, Ulrich Scholten, Pierre-Etienne Franc, Wieslaw Milkiewicz Copyright : Dirk Jochmann.

(L-R): Dr. Günther Horzetzky, Thorsten Herbert, Antoine Mazas, Ulrich Scholten, Pierre-Etienne Franc, Wieslaw Milkiewicz Copyright : Dirk Jochmann.

The Clean Energy Partnership (CEP) was established in December 2002 as a joint initiative of government and industry lead-managed by the German Ministry of Transport and Industry. Its aim is to test the suitability of H2 as a fuel.