News & Updates
Jun 21, 2012
Hydrogen Fueling Stations Open in Norway and Switzerland with Hydrogenics Electrolyzers
Shift Power | Energize Oslo…
Last month, the city of Oslo, Norway inaugurated a hydrogen fueling station which uses two Hydrogenics HySTAT™ Electrolyzers to convert renewable electricity to hydrogen fuel. The launch was hosted by the Mayor of Akershus County, Nils Aage Jegstad, in coorporation with the Vice Mayor for Environment and Transport in Oslo, Ola Elvestuen and The Managing Director of Ruter, Bernt Reitan Jenssen. Ruters, a public transport company made the investment, backed by both European (under the CHIC project) and National funding.
The construction of the station was awarded to Air Liquide who will operate and maintain the site for 5 years. Hydrogenics supplied two HySTAT™ 60 Electrolyzers that produce hydrogen fuel from water and electricity. This station has a total capacity of 260kg/day which will be used to fuel 5 Van Hool buses which are now onsite and will be operating on a normal transit line from the Roseholm bus to the Royal Palace. It is anticipated that the 13 meter-long buses will run between 400,000 and 450,000 kms over the next 5 years.
Electricity at the station is guaranteed to come from 100% renewable energy sources.
Shift Power | Energize Brügg (Aargau)…
On May 22nd, Carbagas AG a fully owned subsidiary of Air Liquide officially opened a hydrogen fueling station near Zurich, Switzerland equipped with a Hydrogenics HySTAT™ Electrolyzer. The HySTAT™ is capable of providing 130kg/day of renewable hydrogen at 350bar. Based at the PostAuto bus garage in Brugg (35km north west of Zurich) the station supplies hydrogen fuel to 5 Citaro FuelCell buses which will be used in regular public transport. Post Auto is the largest public bus operator in Switzerland with over 2,000 vehicles in operation.
Postauto made the investment, backed by both European funding (under the CHIC project) and National fun