Shell opens first hydrogen refuelling station of H2Benelux in Amsterdam
Today Shell opened its first hydrogen refuelling station (HRS) at its highway forecourt at ‘Den Ruygenhoek-Oost’, the Netherlands. The Shell HRS is the first of eight hydrogen refuelling stations that will be operational as part of the CEF H2Benelux project.
This hydrogen refuelling station has some unique features. It is the first hydrogen refuelling station in the Netherlands that is located directly at a highway (A4/E19 (exit 3-4), near Hoofddorp, direction towards Amsterdam Airport, Schiphol). It is also the first hydrogen refuelling station at which the hydrogen refuelling dispenser is located among the dispensers for traditional fuels. Users of hydrogen vehicles will therefore have a similar refuelling experience as users of other fuel vehicles.
The H2Benelux consortium (Shell, Total, Colruyt Group, Rijkswaterstaat and WaterstofNet) will realise 8 public, hydrogen refuelling stations along the core network of the trans-European transport corridors in the Benelux. Furthermore, 80 fuel cell electric vehicles will participate in a real life trial.