Berlin, 10/18/2023 | Since October 1, customers refuel with regenerative hydrogen (H2) at the H2 MOBILITY stations in Dresden and Berg bei Hof. The hydrogen produced in a PEM electrolysis process, is supplied by Rießner Gase.
From the electrolysis plant of the company WUN H2, in which Rießner Gase holds shares, the filling stations in Dresden and Berg near Hof are being supplied with green hydrogen, i.e. hydrogen produced from renewable energies, since 1 October 2023. This is based on a supply agreement that H2 MOBILITY Deutschland recently concluded with the family-owned company.
The H2 production facility, which was built in the Wunsiedel Energy Park together with Stadtwerke Wunsiedel and Siemens, is considered the largest in Bavaria. Today, it produces 960 t of hydrogen per year from solar and wind power. In a second development stage, the electrolyser is to be expanded to 17.5 MW. “We see a strong demand for our green hydrogen. Therefore, the considerations for the expansion are already very concrete. As soon as we receive sufficient funding for the enlargement, we will start implementing it,” says Dr. Thilo Rießner, Managing Director at Rießner Gase.
H2 MOBILITY Deutschland, operator of the largest network of public hydrogen filling stations in Europe, has set itself the goal of transitioning completely to green hydrogen by 2028. With the start-up of industrial-scale electrolysers in Germany, this is now possible for the first refuelling stations. “Thanks to the progressive undertaking of Rießner Gase, we can already offer green hydrogen at the first filling stations – an important step towards the decarbonization of road transport,” explains Lorenz Jung, Managing Director and CCO at H2 MOBILITY Deutschland.
With the legal certainty that has arisen at the EU level through the Delegated Acts of the Renewable Energy Directive (RED II), H2 MOBILITY Deutschland relies exclusively on green hydrogen according to EU standards to supply its station network. “Our clear goal is to switch completely to renewable hydrogen by 2028. Innovative partners like Rießner Gase support us on this path. We are pleased to have exemplary companions along the way,” said Lorenz Jung.
H2 MOBILITY Deutschland passes on the price advantage of regeneratively produced H2 to its customers. For example, green H2 at H2 MOBILITY stations costs €9.50/kg H2 for 350-bar refuelling and €11/kg H2 for 700 bar. In comparison, prices for grey, conventionally produced hydrogen at H2 MOBILITY stations range from €12.85/kg H2 to €15.25/kg H2.
Pioneer in Europe: H2 MOBILITY station network
Currently, fuel cell vehicles can refuel at 700 bar at over 80 public H2 MOBILITY refuelling stations in Germany, including passenger cars and smaller commercial vehicles as well as refuse collectors. Five additional refuelling stations are in the planning, construction or commissioning stages. Refuelling at 350 bar is possible for buses and trucks at 15 stations. Further expansion will be demand-driven, including along the TEN-T corridors for commercial vehicles. 27 refuelling options for 350 bar are currently being implemented.
About H2 MOBILITY
H2 MOBILITY Deutschland is a pioneer in the development of a public hydrogen refuelling network and Europe’s largest operator of public hydrogen stations. Its business areas include technical development, financing, planning, construction, marketing and operation of the stations. H2 MOBILITY Deutschland was founded in 2015 as a project company with the aim of promoting hydrogen as an emission-free fuel in road transport. In 2022, the project company became a long-term, commercially oriented company with the goal of contributing to the energy transition in transport through a high-performance hydrogen filling station network.
About Rießner Gase
In the 77 years since its foundation, the family-owned company has become a leading regional supplier of technical and medical gases, food, test and special gases as well as propane. In the meantime, in addition to the base in Lichtenfels, there are Rießner locations in Chemnitz, Frankfurt am Main, Wunsiedel and the Czech Republic. In addition, there are more than 100 distribution warehouses throughout Germany and the Czech Republic.
H2 MOBILITY Deutschland: Daniela Dietz, email@example.com
Further information at www.h2-mobility.de