New Hydrogen Filling Station Contributes To Energy

Hamburg, March 16, 2015
New Hydrogen Filling Station Contributes To Energy Transition
With the ceremonial opening of its new hydrogen filling station in Hamburg,
Schnackenburgallee, the Shell company declares its commitment to the
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For Shell it is
the third station nationwide for hydrogen and the first where the H2 is produced on
site. Other Shell H2 stations in Frankfurt, Wuppertal, Geisingen and Wendingen are
soon to follow.
"But our plans go further," announced Dr. Peter Blauwhoff, Chairman and CEO,
Shell Oil Germany GmbH, Hamburg. Shell is participating in the new H2Mobility
Initiative - together with Air Liquide, Daimler, Linde, OMV and TOTAL, - a massive
expansion of the public hydrogen infrastructure, with 17 respective petrol stations
currently. The goal is a network of some 400 H2 filling stations by the year 2023.
Electric vehicles with fuel cells can then refuel in Germany.
Enak Ferlemann (Parliamentary Secretary to the Federal Minister of Transport and
Digital Infrastructure), Frank Horch (Senator of the Department of Economics,
Transport and Innovation, Hamburg, Germany) and Patrick Schnell (Chairman of
the Clean Energy Partnership) opened the gas station with Blauwhoff. The station is
supported by funding from the National Organization for Hydrogen and Fuel Cell
Technology (NOW) and is part of the Clean Energy Partnership (CEP).
"Electric vehicles powered by hydrogen fuel cells drive with no harmful emissions.
They also have a high range and can fill up within minutes. In order to enable the
market introduction of hydrogen vehicles, we need a network of petrol stations,
which cover the major metropolitan areas and connect them to each other. By the
end of 2015, a total of 50 fueling stations in the metropolitan areas and also along
major highways in the Federal Territory, should be available for the public. In that
Germany will be the first country in the world that holds a nationwide primary care
network of hydrogen fueling stations. The hydrogen fueling station on the
Schnackenburgallee is promoted by the Federal Ministry of Transport and digital
Infrastructure with around 1.4 million euros. “This is money well spent in the mobility
of the future" Enak Ferlemann explains at the opening of the station in Hamburg.
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22284 Hamburg
"The production of hydrogen and its storage and use of, among other things, in
transport contributes to improving the efficiency of renewable energies and makes a
significant contribution to the energy revolution. At the Hamburg location, politics
and economics stand side by side on the subject of environmentally friendly mobility
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and on this forward
looking subject the powers are being gathered together. “This is
an important contribution to a sustainable future" added Frank Horch for the
Hamburg Senate.
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policy demonstrates
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of hydrogen
technology, for example through the use of hydrogen buses, with the high train, or
with incentives for automobile customer, that they are serious with the protection of
the environment and new mobility concepts" said Patrick Schnell of the CEP.
At the new station in Hamburg, hydrogen is produced on site by Electrolysis. With a
highly effective and virtually maintenance-free PEM Electrolyzer, Shell wants to
explore an innovative process for the production of hydrogen. The energy required
for this comes from 50% certified renewable electricity, the remaining 50% is
controlled energy.
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By storing
energy in theinform
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contributes towards the
success of the energy transition in Germany. Currently the storage of volatile energy
amounts from wind and solar power is one of the unsolved challenges.
"Electric vehicles with fuel cells can make a significant contribution to Germany in
becoming the leading market for sustainable mobility," said Peter Blauwhoff. Their
advantage lies in the significant reduction of CO2 emissions; the operation of a fuel
cell vehicle is even considered locally as emission free.
Blauwhoff, while stressing that H2Mobility remains dependent on the support of the
policy: "The only way to achieve this is to ensure pioneering companies are not
disadvantaged in this field and the hydrogen economy becomes a reality soon. We
therefore welcome the commitment of the Federal Government. "
Shell views hydrogen as a way to diversify the fuel supply. However, a critical
quantity of vehicles is necessary and - so that drivers can refuel their hydrogen cars
- the creation of sufficient H2 fueling stations.
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22284 Hamburg
With the new and innovative range offered at the Shell gas station in
Schnackenburgallee, motor vehicles of almost all types are supplied the correct
fuel, whether it be gasoline, diesel, LPG (LPG), natural gas (CNG) or now even
hydrogen. The gas station is located on the busy arterial road Schnackenburgallee
in close proximity to the A7 motorway.
The Clean Energy Partnership - a group of nineteen leading companies - has made
it its mission to establish hydrogen as the "fuel of the future". Air Liquide, the Berlin
Transport BVG, BMW, Bohlen & Doyen, Daimler, EnBW, Ford, GM / Opel, the
Hamburg elevated railway, Honda, Hyundai, Linde, Shell, Siemens, Stuttgart Trams
SSB, TOTAL, Toyota and Volkswagen, technology -, mineral oil and energy
companies as well as the majority of the largest automobile manufacturers and
leading enterprises of public transport are participating in the groundbreaking
project for the future. Since 2008, the CEP has been promoted by the National
Innovation Program for Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technology (NOW).
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