Using hydrogen economically

The implementation of the national hydrogen strategy in mobility is hampered in Germany by inadequate H2 infrastructure. Vehicles need refuelling stations, refuelling stations need vehicles – both are in short supply and this slows down the economic use of hydrogen. To overcome this obstacle, fleet operators now need economically viable solutions for the procurement, distribution and use of green hydrogen as an emission-free fuel.

Clean Logistics and a network of strong partners make hydrogen mobility suitable for everyday use. We offer sustainable overall concepts for the production, logistics and use of green hydrogen in mobility. The continued use of existing vehicles by converting them to H2 drives is part of our solution. Our experienced partners provide expertise in the production of H2 from renewable energy sources and distribution through H2 refuelling stations, and Clean Logistics contributes comprehensive know-how in the H2 conversion of commercial vehicles. The combination of our strengths makes us the one-stop partner for hydrogen mobility.

Benefit from our huge head-start in know-how, including access to substantial funding! We offer the expertise, the network and the capacity to cover the complete value chain of hydrogen mobility for you. We combine the sub-areas of H2 production through electrolysis, H2 distribution via refuelling stations and the conversion of existing vehicles to H2 fuel cell drives into a tailor-made mobility concept or build on your existing partial solutions.

Green hydrogen from wind power

Using the German electricity grid to produce hydrogen is expensive (electricity charges, taxes) and only partially sustainably clean (pollutant-laden German electricity mix). For this reason, Clean Logistics is striving for a proprietary, tax-exempt and independent supply of H2 from wind energy alone. Since the end of 2019, thousands of older wind turbines are longer eligible for EEU funding. This could potentially result in 1,500-2,500 hydrogen production systems in North Germany alone.

To do this, the wind turbine is disconnected from the grid. A PEM electrolyzer with a battery system for supplying operating power independently of the wind is installed at the wind turbine and uses wind power to generate hydrogen from well water and ambient air. The hydrogen produced is compressed and stored in suitable tank trailers. The filled trailers will be transported to the nearest depot and exchanged for empty trailers. HyBatt trucks will then be filled with hydrogen from the full trailers via a mobile tank system.

Substantial public funding is available for this concept. Among other options, highly expensive dismantling would be the alternative for such “old” wind turbines. Clean Logistics and its partners would operate the wind turbines on a rental basis. Thus, the production of hydrogen from wind energy is in-house production and completely tax-exempt.

In contrast to electricity from the German grid (19-21 €ct/kWh), "old" wind turbines require only 3-5 €ct/kWh for sustainable operation. This enables HyBatt vehicles to be refuelled with hydrogen in an economically viable gaseous form at 350 bar.