Air Liquide is back at it again. The large specialty gas company is building three new hydrogen fueling stations in Europe by 2014 as part of the European Hydrogen Highway system.
The high capacity fueling stations will help drivers traveling throughout Europe move among countries knowing that fueling is available for their vehicles.
According to Air Liquide, “By 2014, Air Liquide will design and install three new high-capacity (40 fill-ups per day) hydrogen filling stations in the cities of Bremen (Germany), Birmingham (Great Britain) and Brussels (Belgium).
“These stations are part of the European project SWARM – the acronym stands for Demonstration of Small 4-Wheel fuel cell passenger vehicle Applications in Regional and Municipal transport. The aim of this project is to roll out 90 hydrogen-fueled passenger autos across Europe, the largest number of such vehicles ever made available for a demo project. This fleet will be supported by an infrastructure of hydrogen filling stations, some existing and others to come.”
By the year 2015 expect Europe to have a huge leg up on the United States in regard to hydrogen refueling infrastructure. The lukewarm interest that the U. S. has shown in building H2 infrastructure may one day come back to haunt us.