Austria’s First Public Hydrogen Refuelling Station Opens in Vienna

18 Oct 2012

OMV hydrogen station in Austria

Photo: OMV

Austria's first public hydrogen refuelling station opened in Vienna on Wednesday. The hydrogen dispensing pump has been integrated as a prototype into an existing petrol station on Shuttleworthstraße by oil and gas company OMV. The technology for the hydrogen refuelling station was supplied in partnership with Linde AG.

OMV CEO Gerhard Roiss said at the opening that the OMV hydrogen station makes the emission-free fuel of the future available in Austria as a bridge to reach European climate goals. It is not intended as a commercial project but as a demonstration ahead of the 2014/2015 commercial launch of fuel cell vehicles.

OMV is planning further hydrogen refueling stations, on the route from Vienna to Munich in Upper Austria and in Salzburg.

There are already two non-public hydrogen refuelling stations in Austria, at the Graz University of Technology and in Sattledt municipality in Upper Austria.


Source: Fuel Cell Today, taken from and other news sources in German


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