Austrian food retailer MPREIS today started up Europe's most powerful hydrogen refuelling station for trucks in Völs, Austria. It was designed and built by Linde Engineering, and it can refuel four trucks per hour, the actual refuelling takes only ten minutes per truck. This is comparable to the time needed to refuel a diesel truck. In ten minutes only, 40 kg of hydrogen can be delivered, which is equal to approximately 400 litres of diesel fuel. The new station will supply MPREIS’ own fleet of fuel-cell trucks with green hydrogen produced on site. This hydrogen approach will contribute to decarbonising the food retailer’s operations.
Alexander Unterschuetz, Senior Vice President Components at Linde Engineering said: "The hydrogen refuelling station sets a new gold standard for speed while maintaining the same Linde Engineering commitment to safety. Here we have implemented a number of innovations, including a new standardized refuelling protocol for trucks. From our point of view, integrated generation, refuelling, and distribution of hydrogen is a future-proof concept."
MPREIS Managing Director Peter Paul Mölk explains: "The conversion of our truck fleet to fuel cell vehicles, which are refuelled with green hydrogen at our own filling station in Völs, is a real milestone. This will make us the first medium-sized company in Austria to start supplying our food markets co2-neutral and emission-free.”
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