Together with the Ministry of Infrastructure and Water Management, the province of Gelderland and the municipality of Arnhem, clean fuels provider PitPoint will build and operate a public hydrogen (H2) refuelling station in Arnhem – the third one in the Netherlands.
The new station is set to open in June 2019. Alongside building this station, the project partners are also jointly investigating options for stimulating the use of H2-powered vehicles.
In addition to its H2 stations for buses in Antwerp and Delfzijl, this will be PitPoint’s third H2 refuelling station. The new station will be built in the same location where PitPoint currently operates a CNG station.
The station on the Westervoortsedijk will be suitable for filling passenger vehicles (700 bar) as well as buses and refuse collection vehicles (350 bar). The H2 will be produced on-site using technology provided by HyGear, an Arnhem-based company.
Oskar Voorsmit, Business Development Manager Hydrogen at PitPoint, commented, “We strongly believe in H2 as a clean fuel, and are very pleased to be able to invest in a refuelling station in this region to help get more H2-powered vehicles on the road.”
Arnhem city aldermen Cathelijne Bouwkamp (Climate & Energy) and Jan van Dellen (Economy) are also enthusiastic about the new H2 station.
According to Bouwkamp, “When it comes to sustainability, Arnhem has major ambitions. With the knowledge and expertise we’ve gained in Arnhem regarding H2, this station is a logical step and shows that we’re actively contributing to the energy transition that’s already underway.”
Van Dellen also sees economic opportunities, “With this station, Arnhem is demonstrating its innovative strength. I’m convinced it will make Arnhem increasingly attractive to forward-thinking companies.”