Air Liquide inaugurates today its fifth public hydrogen station in Mülheim an der Ruhr (North Rhine-Westphalia) in partnership with Orlen. After the stations opened in Düsseldorf and recently in Offenbach am Main, Kamen and Limburg an der Lahn, the Mülheim station is the fifth station installed by Air Liquide in Germany within the framework of the Clean Energy Partnership (CEP).
The hydrogen station designed by Air Liquide is integrated into a Star (1) petrol station already operated by Orlen. Open to the public, it enables to fuel around 40 fuel-cell electric vehicles per day in less than five minutes with an average driving range of 500 kilometers. This new station marks an important step in the construction of a nationwide network of 400 hydrogen stations across the country by 2023, within the framework of the Clean Energy Partnership and H2 Mobility (2) with the support of the German government and the European Union.
Air Liquide masters the entire hydrogen value chain, from production and storage to distribution and the development of applications for end users, and is working hand in hand with car manufacturers and the public authorities to develop hydrogen energy. By the end of 2017, the Group will have installed nearby 100 hydrogen stations around the world.
1 Star is the petrol station brand name for ORLEN Deutschland GmbH
2 Cross-sector joint venture founded in 2014 by Air Liquide, Daimler, Linde, OMV, Shell and TOTAL