The Free State of Bavaria wants to step on the gas in the development of hydrogen as a fuel for vehicles. In the next few years, 100 hydrogen (H2) filling stations are to be built throughout Bavaria, said Economics Minister Hubert Aiwanger (Freie Wahler) today, Friday, at the presentation of the Bavarian hydrogen concept in Nurnberg. Currently only 17 are in operation, four more are under construction. The state government has set up a 50 million euro demand program for this purpose.
First Bavarian H2 truck still 2020
Bavarian fuel cell technology is to hit the road for the first time this year in a converted truck, Aiwanger said. The first filling station for liquid hydrogen (LOHC) is to be built in Erlangen in 2021.
"Made in Bavaria should become the hydrogen seal of approval," declared Aiwanger. In September 2019, the Free State of Bavaria had founded the Hydrogen Bavaria Center (H2.B) in Nurnberg in September 2019, with the aim of bringing the alternative fuel to market maturity. Hydrogen is particularly suitable for transporting energy generated elsewhere via renewable energy carriers to Bavaria. The hydrogen alliance includes 30 partners from industry and science.
For Aiwanger an energy carrier of the future
Gruner Hydrogen is the energy carrier of the future, said the Minister. "In order to achieve our climate goals, we need the energy and mobility revolution. Hydrogen has a special role to play here, because it can be used in many different ways without producing emissions," he emphasized. Hydrogen thus contributes to the conversion of industry, transport and heat supply to renewable energies.