At a ceremony attended by the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Science, Energy, Climate Protection and the Environment of the state of Saxony-Anhalt, Prof. Dr Armin Willingmann along with hydrogen filling station developer and operator H2 MOBILITY Deutschland as well as hydrogen investor H2 Green Power & Logistics, a new hydrogen filling station for trucks was opened on 22 November, 2023. This means that from now on, hydrogen trucks can also refuel in the state of Saxony-Anhalt’s capital.
Professor Willingmann welcomes the investment being made in the state-of-the-art refuelling station: “Sustainable mobility needs hydrogen; this is especially true for heavy goods vehicles. To ensure that goods and merchandise get from A to B in the most climate-friendly way possible in the years to come, it is important that this hydrogen is increasingly produced using renewable energies. The Ministry of Energy is therefore strengthening its support for the production of and research into green hydrogen in Saxony-Anhalt.”
Lord Mayor Simone Borris is looking forward to the hydrogen refuelling station for trucks in Magdeburg and highlights its importance for the region: “Hydrogen is an environmentally friendly energy carrier of the future and is comparatively easy to transport. The investment therefore fits perfectly into our urban climate protection strategy. Our industrial estate in Rothensee is exactly the right location for the new hydrogen refuelling station, as the surrounding companies in particular will also benefit from the perspective of logistics and good transport links. My thanks go to the investor and all the companies involved in the construction.”
Responsible for the construction and operation of the hydrogen refuelling station is H2 MOBILITY Deutschland GmbH & Co. KG, which has been driving the development of hydrogen infrastructure in Germany since 2015. The dispenser at the refuelling station is an innovation from H2 MOBILTY Deutschland, which the company developed independently and applied to have patented. The product is based on the experience of thousands of refuelling processes and combines intelligent control and technology in the most compact of dimensions. It therefore fulfils the demanding requirements for reliable high-performance refuelling of several trucks in succession.
“With our hydrogen refuelling station for trucks located on Glindenberger Weg, a fertile ecosystem of infrastructure and local logistics companies has been created. The site is a role model for the logistics sector, which is already focusing on sustainable drive systems. DACHSER, Norma and Samsung SDS are already demonstrating how easy the switch is in practical tests with the XCIENT Fuell Cell H2 delivery trucks from Hyundai. These retail and logistics companies regularly run routes from here to Berlin, Leipzig and Hannover. With our massive expansion of the 350-bar network, there are an increasing number of opportunities to switch to hydrogen in heavy goods transport – including in other regions of Germany,” explains Lorenz Jung, Managing Director and CCO of H2 MOBILITY Germany.
The hydrogen refuelling station for trucks at the TotalEnergies truck stop in Glindenberger Weg 3, Magdeburg, is conveniently located directly on the A2 motorway and closes the gap for the transport of goods with hydrogen between Magdeburg and Hannover, Berlin and Leipzig. The transport companies DACHSER, the food discounter Norma and Samsung SDS are already making use of the hydrogen refuelling facilities.
For H2 GreenPowerLog CEO Dr Ludger Hellenthal, the opening of the new hydrogen filling station for trucks is “another step towards the energy transition on the road”. H2 GreenPowerLog has already been supplying trucks in the food industry with green hydrogen since the end of 2022, works with logistics service providers and offers a complete ecosystem for green commercial vehicle mobility in all sectors. The company also operates quattromodal green hydrogen transport by rail, ship and pipeline connection.
Three Hyundai XCIENT Fuel Cell trucks, as well as a FAUN ENGIUNIUS BLUPOWER H2 waste collection vehicle and an Iveco Daily FCEV H2 panel van were presented at the opening. H2 MOBILITY Deutschland received funding totalling €400,000 for the construction of the hydrogen truck station from the National Innovation Programme Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technology (NIP) by the Federal Ministry for Digital and Transport (BMDV – Bundesministerium für Digitales und Verkehr).
Source of image and original press release: H2 MOBILITY Deutschland GmbH & Co. KG