A total of 50 hydrogen refuelling stations are to be in operation in Germany by the end of 2015. This research project will scientifically accompany the operation of the existing 15 locations along with the establishment and operation of the next 35 refuelling stations along with the associated supply infrastructure.
Based on the specific experiences made throughout the establishment and operation of the refuelling stations, the accompanying research project will identify approaches for further technological development. It will focus on a broad range of research topics including ecological, economic and technological aspects of hydrogen refuelling stations as well as covering the issue of user and operator acceptance. Regulatory and energy policy framework conditions for the establishment and operation of hydrogen refuelling stations and the economic impulses along the value added chain are also topics of research. Through the work of the project consortium and the resulting networking of all relevant players in the establishment and expansion of the hydrogen refuelling station network, potentials for optimisation in many areas will be identified and may then be exploited in the establishment of future refuelling stations.
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