H2 Mobility Deutschland, along with its shareholders Shell and Linde, has opened a hydrogen filling station in Handewitt, Germany.

The station is the first in the German federal state of Schleswig-Holstein and marks the 71st hydrogen station in Germany. The country aims to have 100 hydrogen stations by the turn of the year 2019/2020.

The facility is equipped with the Linde IC90 compressor and holds around 200 kilograms of hydrogen – enough to refuel 40-50 vehicles a day. 

The station is at the Shell station on Lecker Chaussee in Handewitt and is located directly by the Flensburg/Harrislee exit on the BAB 7 motorway.

“For Schleswig-Holstein, hydrogen technology is an indispensable component of the energy transition, and an important aspect of economic development,” said Dr. Bernd Buchholz, Minister of Economics, Transport, Labour, Technology and Tourism of the State of Schleswig-Holstein.

“We are therefore working with other northern German federal state on a joint hydrogen strategy, which will serve as the basis and orientation for future joint northern German or European initiatives.”

“Hydrogen technology plays a decisive role in the successful spread of electromobility. High ranges, short refuelling times, and good on-site storage capacities are crucial criteria for an increasing use of hydrogen,” said Dr. Christian Bruch, Member of the Executive Board, Linde AG.

“I am delighted that we have succeeded in installing a hydrogen filling station in the immediate vicinity of the city of Flensburg. This creates many new opportunities for our future mobility,” said Simone Lange, Lorde Mayor of the City of Flensburg.

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