Air Liquide, founding partner of the H2 MOBILITY initiative to build up to 400 hydrogen stations in Germany

October 13, 2015

The German cross-sector joint venture H2 MOBILITY was officially presented today in Berlin to the German government by senior representatives of its six partners1 among which Air Liquide. A joint declaration was signed by the industrial partners and the German Federal Transport Minister Alexander Dobrindt to ensure a positive development of this initiative.

Together, industry and government intend to invest around 400 million euros in the next years to build the hydrogen distribution infrastructure. While 100 hydrogen stations are already planned in the next few years, an overall number of 400 is targeted to cover the whole territory, making Germany the first country to have an inter-regional hydrogen supply network for private cars.

In Germany, Air Liquide opened its first hydrogen station to the general public for private cars in 2012 in Düsseldorf. Following this cutting-edge station, 10 other hydrogen stations are currently being built by Air Liquide and will be in operation by the end of 2016.

Dedicated to developing clean transportation solutions using alternative gas fuels, Air Liquide is a key actor in the development of the hydrogen industry in Europe and in the rest of the world. To date, more than 75 hydrogen stations have been designed and built by Air Liquide. The Group owns and operates public stations in the Netherlands and in Denmark. The Group has installed hydrogen stations in France and started last week the construction of the first public hydrogen station in Belgium. In Japan, Air Liquide has built 5 hydrogen stations. In the USA, the Group announced last year plans to develop and supply a hydrogen charging infrastructure of 12 stations in the Northeast of the country in collaboration with Toyota Motor Sales USA, Inc. in addition to 3 stations to be built in California.

 

1 Air Liquide, Daimler, Linde, OMV, Shell and Total

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