The goal of having hydrogen as an alternative fuel widely available in Germany came a little closer recently when two new hydrogen fuel facilities were opened at filling stations in Frankfurt and Weisbaden, writes Brian Byrne.
In a scheme to which the German government has contributed €1.6m, this brings to 30 the number of such facilities in Germany. It is planned have a network of 400 such stations by 2023.
The programme is being implemented in a joint venture by H2 Mobility Deutschland and its partners Air Liquide, Daimler, Linde and Shell.
The hydrogen is used in fuel-cell powered cars, which emit no greenhouse gases and have electric motors using electricity produced by the FC system.