H2 Logic A/S, a hydrogen (H2) refuelling station manufacturer, has launched a new, next generation H2 fuelling station product, aimed to seamlessly function within already-existing, conventional petrol stations.
The H2Station® CAR-200 dispenser triples H2 fuelling capacity, at a rate of 70 megapascal (MPa), as well as being just one third of the size of its predecessor – the CAR-100 product – enabling installation at smaller stations.
The new instrument can dispense a peak rush-hour capacity of up to 100kg of H2 in three hours from a single fuelling hose and can be installed anywhere within a radius of 50m away from a H2Station.
With the new H2Station CAR-200 product, H2 has reached a level where it is ‘just another fuel’ that can easily be integrated and offered at conventional gas stations
The new dispenser ultimately aims to integrate H2 dispensing and refuelling into day-to-day petrol stations.
Although specific details of its functionality were not disclosed, it was revealed that the CAR-200, which has been in development for more than three years, utilises patented technologies, which contributes to its capacity increase and size reductions.
A variety of H2 supplies can be connected to the CAR-200, ranging from on-site production to truck delivery from central production plants, such as renewable energy based large-scale electrolysers from its sister company, NEL Hydrogen.
Jacob Krogsgaard, CEO of the Denmark-based business, stated, “With the new H2Station CAR-200 product, H2 has reached a level where it is ‘just another fuel’ that can easily be integrated and offered at conventional gas stations. This allows for a rapid deployment of H2 fuelling infrastructure to support the major car manufacturers’ introduction of fuel cell electric vehicles (FCEVs) in global markets.”
World’s largest factory
Earlier this month, the Norwegian business announced plans to build a new manufacturing facility in Herning, Denmark, which when fully expanded, will have the capacity to build up to 300 H2 refuelling stations – sufficient to support 200,000 new FCEVs each year – making it the world’s largest factory of its kind.
Delivery of the first CAR-200 dispensers will commence later this year.
H2Station technology is used on a daily basis in Denmark, which offers the worlds first countrywide network of H2 fueling stations. The Danish network is operated in collaboration with leading energy and gas companies and is based on 100% renewable H2 supply from electrolysis.