The first hydrogen station in the Czech Republic in 2009


Europe wants to support hydrogen technologies to reduce dependence on oil (see article): manufacturers are developing vehicles powered by hydrogen and infrastructure must be deployed in parallel (a network of refueling stations hydrogen).

Czech Republic
Well good news: the Linde Gas Group (a subsidiary of Linde AG specializes in industrial gases) and the Institute of Nuclear Research Rez (IRN, located near Prague) will use the first hydrogen station in the Czech Republic on ‘D8 motorway near Klicany (north of Prague) from 2009. Linde Gas will be responsible for the construction and supply of hydrogen.

Clarification: The IRN manages and funds a project of hydrogen buses in collaboration with the Czech Ministry of Transport and the European Union (estimated cost of 83 million Czech crowns (about 3.4 million euros). A the first vehicle, manufactured by Skoda Electric, Neratovice will be operational in the coming months.

The highway of hydrogen little man made his way!

(Source: Embassy of France in the Czech Republic Photo: Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic)

Posted under Fuel Cells, Hydrogen Economy

This post was written by admin on November 13, 2008

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1 Comment so far

  1. Moke January 29, 2009 8:42 am

    It seems like a good news. But why is IRN involved? Is nuclear energy the energy source for the hydrogen station? Well, if that is the case, it is not so environmentally friendly…
    If you could provide some related reading materials (in English), that would be great.

    Thank you.

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