Deutsche Bahn has placed an order with Hexagon Purus for stationary storage and mobile hydrogen refueling stations through its wholly-owned subsidiary Wystrach GmbH.
Germany will use type 4 hydrogen cylinders from Hexagon Purus as well as mobile hydrogen filling stations and fixed hydrogen storage for rail and other mobile applications. The order is worth around €2.5 million (approximately NOK 25 million).
Enabling Energy Transformation
According to Matthias Kötter, Head of Sales Wystrach, Hexagon Purus, “Our mobile hydrogen refueling station offers a plug-and-play solution for our customer with one-day installation on-site.” In order to facilitate the adoption of hydrogen fleets, the mobile hydrogen filling station offers emission-free intralogistics and logistics with no restrictions on where it can be deployed.
Around 20% of yearly carbon emissions worldwide are attributed to the transportation industry, and hydrogen can significantly reduce these emissions, especially in industries that are “hard to abate.” It is essential to reduce carbon emissions to make green hydrogen available for use, among other things, in the transportation industry.
More than 30 countries have released hydrogen roadmaps, over USD 70 billion in government funding is committed to hydrogen investments, the industry has announced more than 500 large-scale hydrogen projects to date, and by 2050, green hydrogen is expected to meet up to 25% of the world’s energy needs. Hydrogen is a key component of the energy transition.
Between Q2 2023 and Q4 2023, the delivery of the stationary storage and mobile hydrogen refueling stations is planned.