Public H2 Refuelling Now Available in Austria

| Austria, Shuttleworthstraße

OMV Prototype H2 Station at Shuttleworthstraße

On 17 October 2012, OMV opened the first public hydrogen filling station at Shuttleworthstraße in Vienna’s 21st district. OMV says this latest development therefore signifies a further step towards sustainability and emission-free mobility. Hydrogen vehicles operate without producing on-road emissions, because only water vapor comes out of the exhaust.

Traditional combustion does not take place in such vehicles; instead there is an exchange of electrons. In the process, hydrogen reacts with oxygen and a fuel cell converts the energy directly into electrical power. Hydrogen vehicles with fuel cells that have 4 kilos in their tanks have a range of more than 400 kilometers – an enormous advantage over battery-driven electric cars.

Capable of filling fuel cell and other hydrogen fuelled vehicles with gaseous hydrogen at 5,000psi and 10,000psi pressures, the single-pump facility was opened by OMV Director Dr. Gerhard Roiss and economics Minister Dr. Reinhold Mitterlehner.

OMV CEO Dr. Gerhard Roiss, comments: “Thanks to OMV, this emission-free fuel of the future is available in Austria now, and is building a bridge to Europe’s climate targets.”

(This article primarily compiled using information from an OMV press release)

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