The HafenCity, supported by the German federal government through the National Innovation Programme for Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technology, was officially inaugurated in Hamburg.

The fuelling station will be operated by Vattenfall and will supply renewable hydrogen to both cars and buses. The plant is part of the Clean Hydrogen Partnership between Hamburg and Berlin and its total capacity of 760 kg of hydrogen per day makes it the largest of such a kind in Europe. Linde is supplying additional hydrogen equipment.

The HafenCity features Hydrogenics’ HySTAT electrolyzers to produce renewable hydrogen fuel from water and electricity. It also features dual-dispensing capabilities at 350 and 700 bar, to fill buses and cars.

Germany is planning to install 25 gigawatts of offshore wind turbines by 2030 as it phases out nuclear energy by 2022.