Opening of the first official hydrogen refueling station in Rostock

19.05.2017 - Rostock

With today’s opening of the hydrogen refueling station, it is now possible to purchase in addition to conventional fuels gaseous hydrogen for fuel cell-driven vehicles at the Tessiner Straße in Rostock. TOTAL Deutschland GmbH has now commissioned its tenth station of this kind and for the first time in cooperation with the consortium H2 MOBILITY Deutschland GmbH & Co. KG. By the end of 2023 H2 MOBILITY would like to expand the hydrogen refueling station network to 400 filling stations in Germany and thus create the requirement for a problem-free use of environmentally friendly fuel cell vehicles. In the future rapid-charging stations for battery-powered vehicles will also be installed at the gas station. WIND-projekt GmbH is currently planning to supply the entire hydrogen station, including rapid-charging stations, with regenerative electricity from new pilot wind turbines. An additional battery buffer storage is intended to ensure that a continuous supply of “green” electricity is possible for the electric charging stations and hydrogen refueling station. A first refueling of the proprietary Hyundai ix 35 Fuel Cell was successfully carried out during the opening ceremony by the Chief Executive Officer of WIND-projekt GmbH, Mr. Carlo Schmidt. WIND-projekt will continue to work towards bringing the environmentally-friendly drive technology of the fuel cell closer to the population and to push ahead a necessary rethinking of mobility.

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left: environment senator of the Hanseatic city of Rostock, Mr. Holger Matthäus;
right: CEO of WIND-projekt GmbH, Mr. Carlo Schmidt