Thanks to the new sLH2 rapid refueling system, developed by Mercedes-Benz and Lind Engineering, it will be possible to fill a truck with 80 kg of liquid hydrogen in just 15-20 minutes.
The two groups have decided to make the technology used open, to encourage its adoption as a standard for fueling heavy-duty hydrogen-powered vehicles.
The first sLH2 station, credited with 400 kg per hour of fuel delivery capacity (cooled to minus 253 degrees centigrade), will be opened in Germany, in Wörth am Rhein, later this year and will be used, between more, for the tests of the new eco-friendly Mercedes-Benz GenH2 truck.
"Zero-emission transport needs three factors: the right battery-electric and hydrogen-powered vehicles, the necessary infrastructure network and equal costs for Zev vehicles compared to diesel trucks - underlines Andreas Gorbach, member of the management board from Daimler Truck, responsible for truck technology -. With regards to the hydrogen infrastructure, today we reach an important milestone: with sLH2, refueling with hydrogen becomes as convenient as refueling with diesel today. It takes 10 to 15 minutes to refuel our Mercedes Benz GenH2 truck for a range of over a thousand kilometres."
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