PitPoint has put into operation a new hydrogen refueling station in Arnhem for both buses and garbage trucks, as well as passenger vehicles, which is open to public 24/7. The construction of a national station network is crucial for the breakthrough of hydrogen as an energy carrier for cleaner transport. Near this location is also a biomethane station from PitPoint.
Currently, the 350 bar tank section is open, which is used by buses from Syntus Gelderland, among others. The opening of the 700 bar tank section, where passenger vehicles can fuel hydrogen, will follow as soon as possible. Anyway, drivers with a hydrogen powered car can already go to the 350 bar pillar, where they can fill half of their tank.
“We are delighted with the opening of the hydrogen refueling station. Drivers in the Arnhem area with a hydrogen car now have access to hydrogen and that is good news,” said Oskar Voorsmit, business development manager of Hydrogen at PitPoint.
This new station is being realized under the banner of the H2Nodes project, which takes place in Estonia, Latvia and the Netherlands and receives a total contribution of € 14,503,000 by the Connecting European Facility (CEF).
In addition, this project receives funding from the DKTI scheme, a Dutch government program that supports sustainable transport. The government has set a target of having 20 hydrogen refueling stations operational in the Netherlands by 2020.