The inauguration of the first hydrogen station in the Grand Duchy took place in Bettembourg on Tuesday 26 September 2023, in the presence of Luxembourg’s Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Mobility and Public Works, François Bausch, the Minister for Energy, Claude Turmes, and the Minister for the Environment, Climate and Sustainable Development, Joëlle Welfring.
Also present on this occasion were representatives of CFL, TotalEnergies Marketing Luxembourg, WaterstofNet and the European Commission.
According to the ministries involved, the commissioning of this hydrogen filling station, which opened earlier this year, constitutes a key step in the implementation of Luxembourg’s hydrogen strategy. This public hydrogen station is part of the European “H2Benelux” project, co-financed by the European Commission, as part of the Connecting Europe Facility (CEF) programme, and which aims to considerably extend the existing public hydrogen refuelling infrastructure and to expand the fleet of hydrogen vehicles in the Benelux.
This first public hydrogen station in Luxembourg is located in the ZAE Wolser A economic activity area in Bettembourg, at the CFL secure road centre (CRS), in the colours of TotalEnergies. The supply of hydrogen to light, commercial and heavy goods vehicles at 350 and 700 bar is now possible.
“The new European Regulation 2023/1804 of 13 September 2023 on the deployment of infrastructure for alternative fuels from the European Commission’s ‘Fit for 55’ package, not only provides for the establishment of a European network of hydrogen filling stations no later than 2030, but also strongly recommends deploying these stations at multimodal hubs and therefore on the CFL multimodal platform,” explained Minister Bausch. “I am therefore delighted that the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg is already ensuring today that the required hydrogen infrastructure is deployed in the most promising locations and is capable of refuelling any type of road vehicle powered by hydrogen, in order to facilitate the decarbonisation of the transport sector.”
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