CEP news: Hydrogen – Join the Movement!

This section contains all the latest news about CEP, along with important dates. The CEP is active and present wherever the topic of "hydrogen as a fuel" is or should be relevant – by making expert contributions and providing direct, local support for events. You will also find comprehensive news and events that may be of interest to you.

Düsseldorf 20.11.2014

Hydrogen filling stations for North Rhine-Westphalia: The Clean Energy Partnership (CEP) to unveil six new sites by the end of 2015


The hydrogen infrastructure in NRW is undergoing significant expansion. By the end of 2015, there will be new service stations where fuel cell vehicles will be able to refuel with compressed hydrogen (at 700 bar) in Aachen, Düsseldorf, at Cologne/Bonn Airport, the Cologne-West motorway junction, in Münster and in Wuppertal. At the Fuel Cell and Hydrogen Network NRW annual meeting, Dr. Frank-Michael Baumann, Managing Director of EnergieAgentur.NRW, Patrick Schnell, Chairman of the CEP, and Dr Klaus Bonhoff, Managing Director of NOW (National Organisation for Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technology), presented a map of the federal state of North Rhine-Westphalia with the new stations marked on it to a delighted Climate Minister Johannes Remmel, who said: "With hydrogen as a storage medium and fuel, we can link the energy and transport sectors and make possible emissions-free mobility. I am convinced that fuel cell vehicles will make an important contribution to solving the climate and emission problems generated by traffic, while also advancing the development of renewable energies. The filling stations in NRW are a nucleus for the further expansion of the infrastructure.” For the CEP, the expansion of the hydrogen infrastructure in NRW is an important milestone in its “50 filling stations” programme in Germany.        

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Picture (f.l.t.r.): Dr. Klaus Bonhoff (Managing Director of NOW), Johannes Remmel (Climate Change Minister NRW), Dr. Frank-Michael Baumann (Managing Director of EnergieAgentur.NRW) und Patrick Schnell (Chairman of CEP)


Münster 20.11.2014

Further support in expanding the H2 service station network: The CEP welcomes Westfalen Gruppe as a new partner


In pushing forward with its “50 filling stations” programme, the CEP relies on strong partners who use their competencies to expand the network of hydrogen filling stations. Münster-based Westfalen Gruppe has the necessary know-how to support the CEP in this area: "With our 260 Westfalen and Markant filling stations and our own hydrogen production facility, we are practically predestined to help advance the development of the hydrogen filling station network," CEO Wolfgang Fritsch Albert explained at this year's annual meeting of the Fuel Cell and Hydrogen Network NRW, where Westfalen Gruppe was officially presented as a new CEP member. The new partner will start by opening a major Westfalen filling station in Münster in the near future, which will be equipped with hydrogen fuel pumps for cars and buses in 2015.  

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Picture (f.r.t.l.): Patrick Schnell (Chairman of CEP), Wolfgang Fritsch-Albert (CEO of Westphalia Group), Johannes Remmel (Climate Change Minister NRW), Dr. Klaus Bonhoff (Managing Director of NOW) und Dr. Frank-Michael Baumann (Managing Director of EnergieAgentur.NRW)


Stuttgart 06.10.2014

Locations for hydrogen refuelling stations in Baden-Württemberg confirmed


On the occasion of the trade fair for new mobility and energy: "WORLD OF ENERGY SOLUTIONS", the Clean Energy Partnership announced the locations for hydrogen refuelling stations in Baden-Württemberg to be built as part of the 50 refuelling station programme by the end of 2015. At the opening of the fair in Stuttgart

Dr. Klaus Bonhoff, Managing Director (Chair) of NOW National Organisation Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technology, as well as Franz Loogen, Managing Director of e-mobil BW, presented State Environmental Minister Franz Untersteller with a map of the federal state listing the refuelling station locations. Dr. Bonhoff thanked Minister Untersteller for his personal commitment in the development of the refuelling station infrastructure in Baden-Württemberg: "We need hydrogen and fuel cell technology for the energy changeover also in the transport area. Federal and state political collaboration with industry is essential so that hydrogen mobility can enter the commercial market." Franz Loogen, representing e-mobil BW Baden-Württemberg in the CEP, highlighted the excellent cooperation of all participating companies.

The new locations in Baden-Württemberg are part of the expansion programme for hydrogen refuelling stations, agreed upon in 2012 by industry representatives with the Federal Transport Ministry. Under these plans 50 refuelling stations will by the end of next year form the basis for a nationwide network and thus achieve an important requirement for the market introduction of the first car models over the coming years. At the same time the refuelling stations serve as an important test field for innovative technologies for safe and speedy hydrogen refuelling. The federal government supports the 50 refuelling station programme within the National Innovation Programme for Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technology (NIP).

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Picture (f.l.t.r.): Franz Loogen (CEO e-mobil BW), Dr. Klaus Bonhoff (Managing NOW) und Franz Untersteller (Minister of the Environment Baden-Württemberg)


Berlin 29.09.2014

TOTAL filling station on Jafféstrasse – a cooperation with Daimler, Linde and RWE – now officially open


Berlin’s new multi-energy filling station strengthens expansion of the network for hydrogen and electric mobility.

With the official opening of a new multi-energy filling station at the Berlin Exhibition Grounds, the oil company TOTAL Deutschland GmbH and its partners Daimler AG, Linde AG and RWE Effizienz GmbH have made ​​a further contribution to the expansion of the network for future-oriented mobility. The multi-energy filling station on Jafféstrasse can supply vehicles of all drive types with energy: traditional internal combustion engines as well as battery-electric vehicles and electric vehicles that generate their electricity from a fuel cell using hydrogen. The filling station also has a hydrogen pump and a fast-charge station for electric vehicles.  

The Parliamentary State Secretary at Germany’s Ministry for Transport and Digital Infrastructure, Katherina Reiche, and Berlin’s Senator for Economics, Technology and Research, Cornelia Yzer, opened the filling station, which is also supported by the National Organization for Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technology (NOW), the Clean Energy Partnership (CEP), and the SCHNELL-LADEN-BERLIN (Fast Charge Berlin) initiative of the international Schaufenster Elektromobilität (electric mobility showcase) in Berlin-Brandenburg.  

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The Clean Energy Partnership is one of the most important international projects to test hydrogen as a fuel. It revolves around the development of technical standards – from production to swift, safe fuelling to the operation of hydrogen-powered vehicles.

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