Everfuel and Vestische Straßenbahnen GmbH Signs Contract for Pilot Project With the Mobile Refuelling Solution Everfiller
Herning, Denmark — Everfuel and Vestische Straßenbahnen GmbH have signed a contract to jointly test Everfiller, a flexible and fully mobile hydrogen refuelling solution, in real-world conditions as part of a pilot project. The contract value is approximately EUR 1.1 million.
The Everfiller is a mobile hydrogen refuelling station particularly suitable for refuelling smaller vehicle fleets and for operators which do not currently refuel large hydrogen volumes as often seen at conventional fixed refuelling stations. Everfuel experience that many fleet operators acknowledge hydrogen as a viable solution to decarbonise their fleet, but currently lacks suitable hydrogen refuelling solutions, particularly for entry-level applications. The Everfiller lowers these barriers of entry and makes hydrogen accessible to operators with small vehicle fleets. The Everfiller is also suitable for demonstration projects and initial test fleets. As the demand for hydrogen increases, Everfuel can substitute the Everfiller with a stationary H2 filling station, and thus use the mobile asset elsewhere.
“The addition of the Everfiller to our offering gives more flexibility to a number of customers, as they can choose either a stationary refuelling station that allows for quick refuelling at any time or the flexible and cost-effective solution that is the Everfiller,” says Uffe Borup, CTO at Everfuel. “We see a lot of demand from operators who want to test hydrogen as a fuel and we are happy that we are now able to use the Everfiller to make hydrogen available to even more customers who want to decarbonise their mobility operations,” adds Lars Jakobsen, Sales Director of Everfuel.
Today, Vestische Straßenbahnen GmbH operates more than 260 of its own buses in the district of Recklinghausen, in the city of Bottrop and in the northern part of the city of Gelsenkirchen. The company has initiated the transition to sustainable solutions for public transport and is one of the pioneers in the use of alternative drives in bus transport. In the second half of 2023, the first five fuel cell buses are to be sequentially integrated into the Vestische bus fleet. At the start of the project, the busses will be refuelled with the Everfiller at the depot in Herten.
“The solution with the mobile hydrogen filling station from Everfuel is pragmatic and effective for Vestische. It makes it much easier for us to start building up our own H2 infrastructure,” says Martin Schmidt, Managing Director at Vestische Straßenbahnen GmbH.
The Everfiller is based on Everfuel’s patent-pending technology. The first prototypes are scheduled to go into operation in the second half of 2023, with commercial deployment planned for 2024.
Everfuel is making green hydrogen for zero emission industry and mobility commercially available across Europe, offering competitive all-inclusive hydrogen supply and fuelling solutions. We own and operate green hydrogen infrastructure and partner with industry and vehicle OEMs to connect the entire hydrogen value chain and seamlessly provide hydrogen fuel to enterprise customers under long-term contracts. Green hydrogen is a 100% clean energy carrier made from renewable solar and wind power and key to decarbonising industry and transportation in Europe. We are an ambitious, rapidly growing company, headquartered in Herning, Denmark, and with activities in Norway, Denmark, Sweden, The Netherlands, Germany and Belgium, and a plan to grow across Europe. Everfuel is listed on Euronext Growth in Oslo under EFUEL.