Iveco builds hydrogen filling stationJuly 6, 2022
As part of the Hy-FIVE project, the company wants to start a holistic model test for green hydrogen together with other partners.
On Monday, July 4th, the kick-off for the “HY-FIVE – Model Region Green Hydrogen Baden-Württemberg” project took place in Schwäbisch-Gmünd: Secretary of State Andre Baumann from the Ministry for the Environment, Climate Protection and the Energy Sector symbolically presented the project consortium with the funding amount totaling around 32 million euros.
The funding is provided by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) and the state of Baden-Württemberg. The aim of the Hy-FIVE project is to test a hydrogen economy in both rural and urban areas. The activities are concentrated on four flagship projects that cover the entire value chain from generation to use in industry, transport and district solutions.
Cities, municipalities, project partners from business and science implement the concrete model projects. This includes the construction of electrolysers for hydrogen production, filling station infrastructure and distribution systems. With its joint venture, Nikola Iveco Europe, Iveco is responsible for the construction of an innovative hydrogen filling station and will also test the necessary infrastructure. Initially, the facility is mainly intended for internal use, i.e. for refueling the test fleet and for the initial filling of the Nikola Tre FCEV manufactured in Ulm. However, the filling station will gradually be transferred to public operation. Due to the forecast quantities and market requirements, the filling station is designed as a high-performance facility and can fill up with gaseous hydrogen at 700 bar in an amount of around 80 kilograms in 15 to 20 minutes.
The Hy-FIVE project will be funded from 2022 to 2027. The system must then be economically self-supporting.