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Hydrogenics electrolyzers for hydrogen fueling station in Hamburg

Canadian-based Hydrogenics has been awarded a contract for two HySTAT-60 electrolyzers by The Linde Group, for installation as part of a German hydrogen fueling station in HafenCity, Hamburg. The hydrogen station will be integrated and managed by the Swedish utility Vattenfall, one of Europe’s leading energy producers.

The HafenCity fueling station is expected to supply hydrogen for both cars and buses, including the new Mercedes Citaro zero-emission fuel cell bus. The project is part of the Clean Energy Partnership in Hamburg and Berlin, and is supported by the German federal government as part of the National Innovation Program for hydrogen and fuel cell technology.

The Hydrogenics HySTAT-60 units will produce a total of about 260 kg (570 lb) of hydrogen daily. Linde will supplement this capacity with delivered hydrogen as needed. Commissioning of the completed station, in a redesigned industrial park in the city center, is expected in 2011.

‘This most recent award continues to highlight Hydrogenics’ key role in supporting Germany’s ambitious hydrogen vision,’ says Daryl Wilson, President and CEO of Hydrogenics.

Wilson continues: ‘Hydrogenics is one of the largest suppliers of hydrogen fueling stations, with over 35 facilities across the globe, and we are proud to play a part in Germany’s strategy to build the infrastructure – including hundreds of stations – necessary for a cleaner, more fuel-efficient economy.’

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