Jet H2 Energy to build ten H2 refuelling stations by 2024


Jet H2 Energy plans to build its first ten hydrogen refuelling stations in Germany and Denmark. These will supply cars as well as light and heavy commercial vehicles and buses with gaseous green hydrogen at 350 and 700 bar.

The ten stations now announced are the company’s first. As reported, Jet H2 Energy plans to build a total of 250 public hydrogen refuelling stations in Germany, Austria and Denmark. Jet H2 Energy is the 50:50 joint venture of H2 Energy Europe and the filling station operator Phillips 66, known in Europe under its Jet brand.

According to the company, initial orders for the components for the fueling stations have been placed, and construction has begun. The stations should go into operation by spring 2024 at the latest. Most of the stations will be newly built, but some will be the expansion of existing conventional Jet fueling stations. However, Jet H2 Energy does not specify the ten locations in the announcement.

The technology for the ten planned refuelling stations will come from German manufacturer Maximator Hydrogen, which produces its hydrogen refuelling systems in Nordhausen. The two companies have signed a framework agreement. However, the details are not known.

As reported, Maximator Hydrogen works with Bosch Rexroth for the compression of hydrogen in the refuelling stations. The agreement between the two companies, signed in May 2022, provides for the technology to be made available for 4,000 hydrogen filling stations by 2030. The partners now have a customer for at least ten of them.

“We are pleased to have reached the next major milestone in the development of hydrogen ecosystems in Germany, Denmark and Austria,” says Olaf Borbor, CEO of Jet H2 Energy. “The partnership with Maximator Hydrogen allows us to grow quickly and efficiently for the next few years.”

The fact that Jet H2 Energy emphasizes that the refuelling stations will be designed for both 350 and 700 bar is interesting. The much more robust and less expensive 350-bar technology is most common in heavy-duty commercial vehicles. The more expensive 700-bar system with higher energy density is installed in fuel cell passenger cars, where space for cylindrical pressure tanks is limited. However, since 700-bar technology is more expensive and maintenance-intensive in refuelling stations and most sales come from heavy-duty 350-bar vehicles, other operators focus primarily on 350-bar stations.

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