Hypion Motion Neumünster GmbH & Co KG is receiving funding support from the “Climate and Transformation Fund” of the Federal Ministry of Digital and Transport (BMDV – Bundesministerium für Digitales und Verkehr) amounting to 4.9 million euros for the procurement of a publicly accessible hydrogen refuelling station for commercial vehicles.

The aim of the project, for which an application was submitted in January 2022 in the 2nd phase of the National Innovation Programme Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technology (NIP II), is to make a significant contribution to the market activation of hydrogen and fuel cell technology in the transport sector.

Under the leadership of Hypion GmbH and in close cooperation with Logistik Initiative Schleswig-Holstein e. V., an H2 hub will be established in Neumünster (Schleswig-Holstein). Leading companies from the retail, construction and logistics sectors, such as EDEKA Handelsgesellschaft Nord (Neumünster), EDEKA AG (Hamburg), Ernst Krebs (Neumünster), F. A. Kruse jun. (Brunsbüttel), Herbert Voigt (Neumünster) and Netto Marken-Discount (Henstedt-Ulzburg site) are also part of the business cluster, as is the vehicle conversion company Clean Logistics SE (Hamburg). In total, all parties are investing a sum in the double-digit millions in order to sustainably advance the decarbonisation of transport systems.

“We are delighted to have been awarded this funding,” says Dr. Stefan Rehm, Project Manager at Hypion GmbH. “This support underscores the fact that the concept presented, which includes the production of green hydrogen, its distribution to high-performance refuelling station infrastructure and its use in 40-tonne tractor units, was convincing,” adds Rehm.

The technical design of the refuelling station technology that has been ordered will have the capacity to refuel up to 2,000 kg of hydrogen per day. The first hydrogen-based transport hub on this new scale will be a blueprint and serve as a model for other locations in Germany and Europe. This is because the design addresses the necessary requirements of the transport industry, on the one hand, and also facilitates economic viability, on the other.

The BMDV’s investment support in the early market establishment phase helps to shape a competitive offer for pollutant-emission-free transport in the real market environment already today. The Hypion team is taking a concrete step forward, encouraging the transport industry to get involved in green transport and aiming to provide a relevant impetus with a leverage effect towards clean freight transport.

The H2-HubNMS project is being funded by the Federal Ministry of Digital and Transport within the scope of the National Innovation Programme Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technology with a total of 4,891,320 euros. The funding guideline is coordinated by NOW GmbH and implemented by Project Management Jülich (PtJ).


Hypion GmbH

Hypion is involved in the development of integrated green hydrogen economies to provide clean energy for mobility, industry, buildings and the electricity market. Hypion is a joint venture company formed by the engineering firm IPP Projects GmbH, the development agency Entwicklungsagentur Region Heide AöR, EDF Deutschland GmbH and HanseWerk AG.