Hydrogen and Fuel Cells: Eleven new hydrogen refuelling stations worldwide in 2013 (19.03.2014)
Eleven new hydrogen refuelling stations opened throughout the world in 2013, bringing the total number of hydrogen refuelling stations in operation to 186 as of March 2014. This is the result of the sixth annual assessment by H2stations.org, a website of Ludwig-Bölkow-Systemtechnik (LBST) and TÜV SÜD.
The listing shows two new refuelling stations in North America, three in Asia, and six in Europe, two of which are in the German Federal State of Baden Württemberg. Together with decommission of some old stations, this brings the number of hydrogen refuelling stations in Germany to 26.
According to the information available to Ludwig-Bölkow-Systemtechnik, a total of 72 hydrogen refuelling stations are currently operated in Europe, 67 in North America, one in South America, and 46 in Asia. Numbers are slightly lower than last year since some older stations were dismantled, partly to be replaced by new and upgraded ones. In most global regions, hydrogen-fuelled vehicles are only used in field tests and trials, and, as a result, most refuelling stations are dedicated to such projects. Still, about 70 stations are in principle accessible to public refuelling, 14 of which are in Germany.
see press release of TÜV SÜD