100 hydrogen refuelling stations in Germany by 2020 – this goal is close to becoming a reality. Today 70 hydrogen refuelling stations are operating, with another 30 being constructed. The development of a customer-focussed infrastructure for vehicles using hydrogen and fuel cell technology will however, continue beyond 2019. The next milestone: 400 hydrogen refuelling stations by 2025.

That is why the Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure (BMVI) continues to support the further construction of publicly-accessible hydrogen refuelling stations in road transport and has published a new funding call for this purpose. The funding amounts to up to 50 per cent of the eligible expenditure to construct the refuelling station. In addition, an electrolyser for the on-site generation of green hydrogen may be funded. Here the funding quota amounts to up to 40 per cent of the additional investment expenditure. Funding applications may be submitted until 31 July 2019.

The new funding call is part of the National Innovation Programme for Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technology (2016-2026) – NIP 2 for short – in the framework of the market activation funding guideline. The BMVI is allocating a total of 250 million euros to research, development, innovation and market activation measures until 2019. Through the market activation funding guideline, so far fuel cell vehicles in public transport and in fleets, trains and ships with fuel cells as well as the necessary refuelling infrastructure necessary for their operation have been funded.

The funding call can be viewed as of now here on the NOW homepage. Applications can be submitted via the easy-Online Portal.

Contact partner at Projektträger Jülich for questions on the funding guideline and the current funding call:

Alexander Wagner
Tel.: +49 30 201 993 607