07 Dec 2020

Logan Energy Delivers First Cost-Cutting Hydrogen Station in Europe

07 Dec 2020  by Joanna Sampson   

Logan Energy today said it has delivered the first hydrogen station in Europe to adopt an industry-leading fuelling method.

According to the Scottish hydrogen technology specialist, it makes vehicles powered by the green fuel cheaper to run by reducing the capital and operational cost of the refuelling infrastructure.

The renewable hydrogen refuelling station will be Europe’s first to use the ‘MC Filling’ method, currently under consideration as the future standard hydrogen fuelling protocol.

This analytical method delivers a more “flexible and complete” fill by calculating the appropriate fuelling speed and ending pressure of a variety of vehicles, depending on the available hydrogen pre-cooling capacity, Logan Energy said.

This results in a more cost-effective method of refuelling all types of hydrogen fuel cell vehicles.

Located at the IZES research facility in Saarbrücken, Germany, the solar-powered project is the first of its kind for Logan Energy in mainland Europe and will deliver 700 bar (H70) hydrogen fuel for passenger vehicles.

Vehicles with 700 bar hydrogen storage have an equivalent driving range and refuelling time to conventional cars, capable of travelling up to 400 miles on a single, three-minute fill and creating a comparable zero-carbon driving experience for users.

“Designing and supplying hydrogen refuelling stations that adopt the MC Filling method presents a fantastic opportunity to lay down a blueprint for alternatives to automotive infrastructures driven by fossil fuels,” Bill Ireland, CEO of Logan Energy, said.

“A universally agreed and recognised fuelling method will be essential to hydrogen powered vehicles becoming part of our everyday lives.”

“This project with IZES is a real indication of the commercial maturity we’re beginning to see in hydrogen technologies and will provide a roadmap for communities across the world to transition to renewable, hydrogen-based energy solutions.”

“Our goal at Logan Energy is to lead the global road to decarbonisation and we believe that hydrogen is ideally placed to be a significant and, importantly, commercially viable energy solution for the future.”

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