The site was built thanks to the support from the country’s Federal Ministry for Digital Affairs and Transport via its NIP programme.

Shell and H2 MOBILITY Germany have partnered up once again to open a new hydrogen filling station in Wesseling. Drivers of emission-free fuel cell cars now have a further refuelling fuel station in the Cologne area, thanks to the equipment and technology provided by Linde.

H2 was responsible for the construction and operation of the new site with the oil company brand. For this, the company received 950,000 euros from the National Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technology Innovation Programme (NIP) by the Federal Ministry for Digital Affairs and Transport.

NIP provides a public-private partnership framework for numerous hydrogen and fuel cell research projects in several industries and investigations. This programme aims to support the many products and applications of hydrogen and fuel cell technologies in an effort to reduce CO2 emissions and therefore alleviate the impact of climate change.

With this new opening Shell confirms its commitment to the hydrogen business, aiming to become a leading supplier of green hydrogen to industrial and transport customers. In addition, the company operates a 10 MW PEM electrolysis plant in the immediate vicinity of the filling station  for the production of green hydrogen.

Hydrogen offers the opportunity to expand the range of fuels available in the transport sector in a climate-friendly way. With the alternative fuel produced with renewable energy, climate-damaging CO2 emissions can be significantly reduced. While the operation of a hydrogen-powered fuel cell vehicle causes neither local pollutants nor carbon dioxide emissions, the advantage of vehicles powered by hydrogen fuel cells is short refuelling times for long ranges.

Extracted in full from: Shell and H2 open new hydrogen service station in Germany (petrolplaza.com)

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