Linde has put a new hydrogen station into operation in Hannover, Germany.

The filling station, which received approximately €450,000 in funding from the National Innovation Programme for Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technology (NIP), is on the grounds of Linde’s ‘Gas and More’ retail outlet in Industrieweg.

It is operated by the joint venture H2 MOBILITY Deutschland, while Linde is the investor and owner of the station.

Linde, a Clean Energy Partnership (CEP) partner, is using a new generation of its proprietary cryogenic pump, which converts the liquid hydrogen stored into a gaseous state compressed to 900bar. The refuelling process takes three to five minutes.

The advanced technology used allows up to 200 cars a day to be refuelled in Hannover. The capacity of the liquid tanks can be increased from the current 400kg to 800kg if required.

The filling station is an addition to those which are being built nationwide as part of the CEP with support from the Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure (BMVI).

The same technology used at the Industrieweg facility is also used at Linde stations in the US, Japan and Chine.

The CEP is an industrial partnership dedicated to the market activation and system capability of hydrogen and fuel cell mobility, with a view to achieving a sustainable energy transition.

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Linde Hannover hydrogen refuelling station

Source: Linde