The site was built with the support of the country’s Federal Ministry of Digital and Transport through its NIP program.
Shell and H2 MOBILITY Germany have teamed up again to open a new hydrogen filling station in Wesseling. Thanks to the equipment and technology provided by Linde, drivers of emission-free fuel cell cars now have an additional refueling station in the Cologne area.
H2 was responsible for building and operating the new site with the oil brand. For this, the company received 950,000 euros from the National Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technological Innovation Program (NIP) of the Federal Ministry of Digital and Transport.
The NIP provides a public-private partnership framework for numerous hydrogen and fuel cell research projects across multiple industries and investigations. This program aims to support the many products and applications of hydrogen and fuel cell technologies with the aim of reducing CO2 emissions and therefore mitigating the impact of climate change.
With this new opening, Shell confirms its commitment to the hydrogen sector, aiming to become a leading supplier of green hydrogen for industrial and transport customers. In addition, the company operates a 10 MW PEM electrolysis plant in the immediate vicinity of the service 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 from renewable energies, climate-damaging CO2 emissions can be significantly reduced. While operating a hydrogen fuel cell vehicle does not cause local pollutants or carbon dioxide emissions, the advantage of hydrogen fuel cell powered vehicles is short refueling times for long distances.