Six companies and five associated partners from the automobile, gas and oil sectors joined forces to found H2 MOBILITY. Their common goal? To put in place the infrastructure to guarantee nationwide hydrogen-powered mobility in Germany.

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Experimenting with energy conversion

In Italy, Luigi Galvani is the first to advance the theory that chemical energy can be converted to electrical energy, thus laying the foundations for hydrogen technology.

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How hydrogen got its name

The French chemist, Antoine de Lavoisier coins the term "hydrogène" from the ancient Greek "hydor" meaning water and "genes" meaning generating, since when hydrogen burns it produces water.

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The invention of the fuel cell

Sir William Grove (1811-1896), Welsh judge and inventor experiments with the electrolysis of water.

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A glimpse of the future

In "The Mysterious Island" by Jules Verne, the engineer Cyrus Smith has a surprising answer to the question of what human beings will use for heating once natural fuels are exhausted.

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Premiere for the Lohner Porsche

At the World Exhibition in Paris the Lohner Porsche celebrates a much acclaimed premiere.

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Hindenburg disaster – the technology is called into question

The Hindenburg crashes at Lakehurst, New Jersey, USA. 200,000 m3 of hydrogen go up in flames.

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The space industry uses hydrogen

In the 1960s hydrogen becomes increasingly important for the space industry, where it is used in alkaline fuel cells in NASA’s Gemini programme as of 1963 and the Apollo programme as of 1968.

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The NECAR 1 is unveiled

Daimler’s first electric fuel cell vehicle demonstrates that fuel cell technology can be used in electric vehicles.

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Buses and forklifts

Siemens fits out the world’s first forklift with PEM fuel cells, while Daimler present its NEBUS, the first fuel-cell-powered urban bus, which will be used in regular services as of 2000. MAN and Ballard Power Systems are cooperating to further develop the bus.

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Fuel cells power vehicles

Automobile manufacturers present their fuel cell vehicles.

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The endurance test – hydrogen tested in everyday delivery operations

In conjunction with the distribution company Hermes-Versand, the Mercedes-Benz fuel cell Sprinter starts tests in everyday operations.

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Pooling forces for hydrogen-powered mobility

The Clean Energy Partnership is established as a joint initiative of government and industry, lead-managed by the Federal Ministry of Transport.

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It just goes … and goes … and goes

The NECAR 5 drives 5,000 kilometres from San Francisco to Washington – a new long-distance record for fuel cell vehicles.

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Regular service! Fuel cell buses take over Europe’s roads

A fleet of 30 Citaro F-Cell buses (successor of the NEBUS) enters regular service in ten European cities.

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The fuel cell bus goes into series production

Daimler manufactures a small series of 36 Citaro fuel cell buses.

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Testing fuel cell cars

60 near-series fuel cell cars are on the roads around the world: customers in Europe, the USA, Singapore and Japan are testing them under everyday conditions. German Chancellor of the day Gerhard Schröder is one of them.

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The hydrogen fleet is growing

More fuel cell cars follow, most of them small series models: Audi (A2 H2, Q5 HFC), Daimler (B-Class F-CELL), Honda (FCX Clarity), Opel / GM (HydroGen4 / Chevrolet Equinox Fuel Cell), Toyota (FCHV-adv with a design based on the Highlander), Volkswagen (Touran HyMotion, Tiguan HyMotion).

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Second CEP refuelling station opens in Berlin

The TOTAL filling station in Berlin’s Heerstrasse is open to the public and offers both conventional fuels and liquid and gaseous hydrogen.

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More pressure!

By raising the pressure under which hydrogen is stored from 350 to 700 bar, the range of the new generation of vehicles is increased by 50 per cent.

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National Innovation Programme Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technology (NIP) launched

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New refuelling station in Berlin

TOTAL’s new 700 bar hydrogen refuelling station opens in Berlin-Spandau. The first vehicle to fill up is a GM/Opel HydroGen4 fuel cell car.

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Hydrogen buses gather speed

The new Mercedes-Benz Citaro FuelCELL Hybrid makes its first appearance in Hamburg.

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Die Infrastruktur wächst

Die H2 MOBILITY entwickelt als neue Initiative ein Szenario für den flächendeckenden Aufbau einer Wasserstoff-Infrastruktur in Deutschland.

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The hydrogen network is growing

The hydrogen refuelling station in Berlin’s Holzmarktstrasse is opened by Dr. Andreas Scheuer, Parliamentary State Secretary for Transport, Building and Urban Development on 12 May 2010.

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Spotlight on hydrogen and consumer behaviour

Shell Deutschland Oil GmbH opens its first hydrogen demonstration refuelling station in Germany.

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Future of mobility

The latest generation of zero emission buses with hybrid technology goes into regular services for the first time anywhere in the world – in Hamburg.

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It’s a done deal! Hydrogen infrastructure to be developed

At least 50 hydrogen refuelling stations open to the public are to be put in place over the next few years.

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Hydrogen refuelling station opens in Hamburg

Hamburg’s new hydrogen station has the largest production capacity in Europe.

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New refuelling stations for Hamburg

Shell and TOTAL open hydrogen stations in Bramfeld and Neugraben.

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The first hydrogen refuelling station in North Rhine-Westphalia

Today’s opening of the first public hydrogen refuelling station in North Rhine-Westphalia is an important milestone in expanding hydrogen infrastructure.

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Creating and using synergies

Nissan, Daimler and Ford agree to cooperate on the development of a fuel cell system.

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Stand-alone H2 station opens in Stuttgart

EnBW Energie Baden-Württemberg AG officially launches the test phase of the first stand-alone hydrogen station in southern Germany.

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Green light for the "energy shift"

Katherina Reiche, Member of the German Bundestag and Parliamentary State Secretary at the Federal Ministry of Transport, refuels the first fuel cell vehicle at the TOTAL multi-energy refuelling station’s "Green Hydrogen Hub" (H2BER) in Berlin-Schönefeld.

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One company, one goal

The industrial companies Air Liquide, Daimler, Linde, OMV, Shell and TOTAL are the founding members of the higher-ranking operator H2 MOBILITY Deutschland GmbH & Co. KG, whose aim is to build up to 400 hydrogen filling stations by 2023.

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H2 MOBILITY startet durch

Die H2 MOBILITY nimmt mit der Benennung von Frank Sreball als Geschäftsführer den Betrieb auf.

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The hydrogen family continues to expand

OMV Deutschland GmbH integrates an existing H2 refuelling station into the Clean Energy Partnership (CEP) demonstration project.

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Hydrogen along the motorway

The new H2 refuelling pump at the TOTAL service area in Geiselwind just off the A3 between Würzburg and Nuremberg is officially opened.

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Neue Technik an die Tankstellen

Seit dem 16. Juli 2015 steht an der Multi-Energie Tankstelle Detmoldstraße von TOTAL neben der bisherigen Standardbetankung mit gasförmigem Wasserstoff (700 bar) nunmehr eine zweite Wasserstoff-Zapfsäule für die innovative Kryodruck-Tanktechnik zur Verfügung.

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The refuelling station network is growing

At TOTAL’s multi-energy filling station in Fellbach, Dr. Veit Steinle, Head of the Policy Issues Division at the Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure ...

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H2ME

Ein neues europäisches Förderprojekt - Hydrogen Mobility Europe (H2ME) - unterstützt die Markteinführung von Wasserstoffmobilität in Deutschland, Frankreich, Skandinavien und England. Bis 2020 soll die Zahl der Brennstoffzellenfahrzeuge sowie der Wasserstoff-Stationen in Europa signifikant erhöht werden.

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Actor Hannes Jaenicke lends his support to hydrogen

The Hydrogen Fuel Cell Germany campaign is launched with the support of many celebrities.

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H2 MOBILITY Kongress

Bundesminister Alexander Dobrindt erörtert mit hochrangingen Vertretern aus Politik und Industrie, wie der Antrieb der Zukunft auf die Straße gebracht werden kann.

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H2 MOBILITY tritt in neue Projektphase ein und bestellt neuen Geschäftsführer

Start der nächsten Projektphase der Errichtung eines Wasserstoff-Tankstellennetzes in Deutschland

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H2 MOBILITY auf der Hannover Messe

Vom 25. bis zum 29. April 2016 findet in Hannover die weltweit wichtigste Industriemesse statt – und wir sind dabei! Kommen Sie gerne mit uns ins Gespräch.

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Die H2 MOBILITY präsentiert sich zum ersten Mal auf der UNITI expo

Wasserstoff ist erstmals großes Thema auf der europäischen Leitmesse der Tankstellen-Branche.

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World Hydrogen Energy Conference 2016

The 21st WHEC is being held from 13 - 16 June 2016 in the Palacio de Congresos Expo Zaragoza in Spain.

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Europe prepares to expand hydrogen refuelling infrastructure network and vehicle fleet

An ambitious multi-country, multi-partner project will demonstrate that hydrogen can support Europe’s future transport demands.

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Fuelling hydrogen - soon also in Wuppertal

It is the first hydrogen station opening lead-managed by H2 MOBILITY in Wuppertal on June 15th. As a prototype she is symbolic for the developing hydrogen infrastructue and the first of this kind in North Rhine-Westphalia.

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Hydrogen refueling now possible in Ulm

The network of hydrogen (H2) filling stations in Germany is growing: Several partners jointly hosted the official opening of another hydrogen fuel pump in Ulm today.

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First grundbreaking ceremony for a TOTAL multi-energy filling station in Rostock

From spring 2017, you will be able to charge or refuel your electric vehicle, be it fuel cell-powered or battery driven at the TOTAL filling station in Rostock.

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OMV opens hydrogen filling station in Asten near Linz

On Tuesday, September 13th, the first hydrogen station that has arisen under the COHRS project has been inaugurated in Asten, Austria.

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Grand opening of the hydrogen filling station in Metzingen

Hydrogen-powered vehicles can now refill their tanks at the OMV service station in Metzingen.

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World of Energy Solutions

Auch in diesem Jahr sind wir bei der WORLD OF ENERGY SOLUTIONS vom 10.-12.10.2016 dabei und freuen uns auf viele Begegnungen.

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AirLiquide hydrogen station in Offenbach opened

Another important milestone in the establishment of a nationwide hydrogen infrastructure for Germany has been achieved, with the construction of a new Air Liquide hydrogen station in Offenbach.

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New address

We are moving: As of December 1, 2016, you will find us on the EUREF campus in Berlin, in close proximity to research companies and many other actors in the energy sector.

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Hydrogen station in Münster inaugurated

Vehicles can now fill up with hydrogen at the Westfalen service station in the Amelsbüren district of Münster: Westfalen continues its collaboration with the Clean Energy Partnership (CEP).

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Hydrogen fuelling station to open in the Bodensee area

Today, the ninth hydrogen station in Baden-Württemberg was opened in Geisingen, extending the hydrogen supply network towards the Alps.

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New hydrogen station in Kamen

As part of the Clean Energy Partnership (CEP), Air Liquide has taken an important step in the expansion of the nationwide hydrogen (H2) infrastructure.

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New hydrogen filling station in Limburg

Air Liquide announces completion of the first public hydrogen station in Limburg

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H2ME: Advancing with hydrogen

Hydrogen Mobility Europe (H2ME) deploys its first 100 zero-emission vehicles across Europe. See full Press release here.

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H2 Mobility at the Hannover Messe

Nikolas Iwan in the interview in the Public Forum of the Hydrogen Fuel Cells Batteries Group Exhibition:
Link to the interview (YouTube)

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Opening of the hydrogen station in Rostock

On Friday, 19 May 2017, opened the new multi-energy filling station in Rostock, which was developed in cooperation with TOTAL and H2 MOBILITY.

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Opening of AirLiquide hydrogen station in Mülheim

On May 23, the new Air Liquide Hydrogen Station opened in Mülheim an der Ruhr. It is the first of two hydrogen stations in Germany, realized by Air Liquide in cooperation with Star (Orlen Germany).

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New hydrogen stations in Frankfurt and Wiesbaden

On Wednesday, June 14, 2017, two new hydrogen filling stations will be officially opened in Frankfurt and Wiesbaden.

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Halle (Saale) wins H2 MOBILITY location call

Halle (Saale) is the winner of the first national location call for H2 MOBILITY. Congratulations! For more information see the Press release (German only)

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H2.LIVE – the app for emission-free driving

Information on all hydrogen filling stations in Germany. In real time. As of 12 June 2017 here. And on your smartphone.

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Visit to the HafenCity

Yesterday we had a special visit to our hydrogen filling station in the Hamburg HafenCity.

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Frankfurt and Wiesbaden: new hydrogen refuelling stations link north and south Germany

H2 MOBILITY partners open two new hydrogen (H2) stations in the Rhine-Main Area

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H2 MOBILITY location call: Cup transfer in Halle (Saale)

Today, we were able to pass the trophy to the winner of our first location call. For more information, please click here (German only).

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Toyota Roadshow - the HarborCity lures

Even today the participants and guests of the Toyota Roadshow visited our hydrogen station in the HafenCity in Hamburg.

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Long night of the sciences in Berlin: and we in the middle!

Those who were interested could experience how it feels to drive free of emissions and quiet on the road: with battery or fuel cell. All the test drivers were enthusiastic. This is mobility of the future!

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H2 takes me further

Our new brochure is here: fresh on the shelf and here for download. Learn more about our work and our aims!

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Sindelfingen and Pforzheim: new hydrogen filling stations for Southwestern Germany

Germany’s H2 filling station network is growing at an increasing pace.

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New TOTAL hydrogen filling station in Karlsruhe unites mobility and renewable energy

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Making hydrogen mobility happen – 19 new hydrogen fuelling sites for Germany // Track progress with H2.LIVE

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H2 MOBILITY at the IAA

We are celebrating with Mercedes-Benz the world premiere of the GLC F CELL EQ Power, the latest fuel cell plug-in hybrid, at the International Motor Show (IAA) from September 14th to 24th 2017 in Frankfurt.

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Hydrogen for Clean Transportation

Unlimited hydrogen mobility: representatives from the German, English, French, Scandinavian, Belgian, Dutch and Italian hydrogen scene from the H2ME and HyFIVE projects meet today in Brussels. H2 MOBILITY is also there, of course.

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Transport industry experts gather in Brussels to commit to hydrogen mobility

Hydrogen for Clean Transport Conference brings together manufacturers and alternative-fuel providers to cement industry-wide move toward zero-emission transport.

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Cross-border refuelling

From Oslo to South Tyrol, and from Eindhoven to Vienna – if you aim to cover long distances with an electric car, hydrogen is an ideal solution.

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evs 30 at Messe Stuttgart

The 30th international Electric Vehicle Symposium & Trade Fair is being held parallel to the WORLD OF ENERGY SOLUTIONS 2017 in Stuttgart. The evs is considered to be a leading electric mobility showcase.

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New hydrogen filling station in Bad Rappenau

The hydrogen filling station network in Germany continues to grow.

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New hydrogen filling station in Cologne

The expansion of the nationwide hydrogen filling station network for environmentally friendly fuel-cell vehicles continues.

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New hydrogen filling station in Koblenz

The hydrogen filling station network in Germany continues to grow.

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H2 MOBILITY wins German-French Business Award in the category 'Environment, Climate and Energy'

Youpi! Award ceremony in Paris

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H2 MOBILITY at uniti expo

H2 MOBILITY is back at the UNITI expo, the leading trade fair for petrol stations in Europe from the 15th to the 17th century. May 2018 in Stuttgart. More information at www.uniti-expo.de

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2018

Even in the first development phase (2018/19), Germany is to have the world’s densest hydrogen refuelling station network, with a total of about 100 stations.

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Mission 2023

By the end of 2023 we plan to operate up to 400 hydrogen refuelling stations. The second phase will be linked to the numbers of fuel cell vehicles on the roads.

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