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Hydrogen fueling station from Nel opened in Rostock – first to achieve German CEP approval

(Oslo, May 19 2017) Earlier today, H2 MOBILITY Deutschland GmbH & Co.KG inaugurated a hydrogen fueling station in Rostock Germany, delivered by Nel ASA (Nel). The station is the first to achieve approval from the Public-Private Clean Energy Partnership (CEP) in accordance with the latest 2016 version of the SAE J2601 standard. This ensures that vehicle users experience fast and reliable fueling of hydrogen with long driving range, similar to that of gasoline vehicles.

“The latest generation H2Station® which we have installed for TOTAL in Rostock, is the result of extensive field-testing of our technology in all environments. It includes innovative, in-house developed solutions, which ensure top performance, according to the latest international standards for fueling stations,” says Bjørn Simonsen, Vice President for Market Development and Public Relations.

The Rostock station is the first to achieve CEP approval in accordance with the latest 2016 version of the SAE J2601 standard. Nel Hydrogen was also the first to achieve CEP approval for the earlier 2014 version of the SAE J2601 for a hydrogen station delivered to Shell in Hamburg.

The SAE J2601 standard is a global common requirement from the car manufacturers as well as owners of hydrogen stations. The H2Station® technology from Nel Hydrogen therefore underwent extensive acceptance and verification tests and reviews by the major car manufacturers.

“To be able to deliver a standard product fully compliant with the global international SAE J2601 standard is great and makes it easier for our station customers to purchase and roll-out H2Stations”, Mr. Simonsen concludes.

The station in Rostock adds to the growing hydrogen fueling network currently being deployed by H2 MOBILITY Deutschland in a joint venture between six industrial companies – Air Liquide, Daimler, Linde, OMV, Shell and Total. The action plan for H2MOBILITY envisages a Germany-wide network of hydrogen fueling stations onwards 2023.

In addition to the Rostock station, Nel is currently manufacturing two stations for H2 MOBILITY with expected delivery during 2017. 

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