TotalEnergies opens new hydrogen refuelling station in Breda
6 April 2022

TotalEnergies opens new hydrogen refuelling station in Breda

A new hydrogen filling station was opened in Breda today. The station is part of the Interreg  project 'Waterstofregio 2.0', which is coordinated by the knowledge and collaboration platform WaterstofNet.

TotalEnergies Marketing Nederland built the station and is responsible for its operation. The complete multi-fuel filling station at Minervum 7001 was realized in collaboration with Berkman and Tigchelaar of MobilityHUB Breda. In addition to refueling with hydrogen, the filling station can also provide fast charging with a maximum charging capacity of 175 kW for battery-electric vehicles. 

The hydrogen filling station was officially opened today by general director of TotalEnergies Marketing Netherlands, Robert Joore, director of Interreg Vlaanderen-Nederland, Bram de Kort, alderman of the municipality of Breda, Daan Quaars, director of WaterstofNet, Adwin Martens, and director of network development at Berkman, Ian VanderJagt. Several speeches emphasized the importance of hydrogen for the mobility of the future.

The filling station supplies hydrogen with both a filling pressure of 700 and 350 bar. Cars refuel at 700 bar, while 350 bar is mainly used for heavy-duty transport. For example, two hydrogen-powered garbage trucks from the municipality of Breda will refuel at the station. One truck is already operational, the other will be commissioned in the near future. These garbage trucks are part of the European REVIVE project, funded by the Clean Hydrogen Partnership.

The hydrogen filling station is co-financed by Europe (Interreg Vlaanderen-Nederland) and a DKTI grant has been awarded. This is a subsidy scheme for sustainable projects of the Ministry of Infrastructure & Water Management, implemented by the Netherlands Enterprise Agency (RVO).

As project coordinator of 'Waterstofregio 2.0', WaterstofNet has assisted in the realization of the filling station, in collaboration with the partners and Interreg. WaterstofNet is also closely involved in the project concerning the garbage trucks in Breda.

“As coordinator of the Interreg program 'Waterstofregio 2.0', WaterstofNet was already involved in the construction of various hydrogen filling stations in Flanders and the Netherlands and in the development of hydrogen-powered garbage trucks. We are very happy with this hydrogen filling station in Breda. It fits perfectly in this cross-border cooperation between Flanders and the south of the Netherlands. It has a very strategic added value because it is a crucial connection point in hydrogen mobility between Flanders and the Netherlands. The fact that the city's garbage trucks can refuel at the station is an excellent example of how two projects with different subsidy programs can reinforce each other. 1+1 =3!, says Adwin Martens, director of WaterstofNet.

Download the press release here (in Dutch)

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