Shell, one of the world’s top energy companies opened it’s first hydrogen refuelling stations for buses at Qbuzz bus depot Peizerweg in the province of Groningen in the Netherlands. The station was inaugurated by Groningen Provincial Executive Fleur Gräper – van Koolwijk, Gerrit Spijksma, director of QBuzz and Lisa Montanari, Hydrogen Commercial Manager Shell Nederland.
Hydrogen buses can travel 400 kms with 25 kilos of Hydrogen and takes 10 mins to fill. Hydrogen run buses emit only water vapor and could be an alternative for long distance travel such as buses & trucks. Shell uses “green certified hydrogen”, until the company is able to produce its own in the vicinity of the outlets in future. This new site adds to Shell’s network of passenger car refuelling stations in the Netherlands, Germany, Canada and the UK and will help to give confidence to fleet owners that there are and will be viable refuelling options for when they make the switch to lower-carbon fuels.” sais Lisa Montanari, Hydrogen Commercial Manager at Shell Nederland according to a press release which can be accessed here.
Hydrogen can play a major role in decarbonising transport and this is a pioneering project at a stage where the hydrogen market and infrastructure are still in their infancy and the company will continue to provide ongoing management of the refuelling station to ensure optimum delivery, said the company.