Hydrogen powered train refueled with the Wolftank Hydrogen Smart Fueler (HSF).

Wolftank Group’s hydrogen refueling infrastructure to decarbonize rail transport

Bavaria’s first hydrogen fuel cell train was refueled with the innovative Wolftank Hydrogen Smart Fueler (HSF).

On 15 September, the new regional hydrogen train “Mireo Plus H” from Siemens Mobility completed its test run through the Ostallgäu region. While Tyczka Hydrogen GmbH was responsible for producing and supplying the green hydrogen for this first journey, the refueling technology was provided by Wolftank Group, as evidence of its market-leading H2 refueling solutions and strong commitment to building the infrastructure for zero-emission mobility. This marks an important step towards the decarbonization of rail transport in the German region of Bavaria.

The new hydrogen train traveled from Füssen to Buchloe with prominent guests. Simon Reckla, Member of the Executive Board of Wolftank Group, was invited to join the test drive and able to experience the excellent test results firsthand.


Wolftank Group: experts in refueling technology

The multi-functional Wolftank Hydrogen Smart Fueler (HSF) is a self-contained unit for the fast and economical supply of hydrogen, ensuring safe and reliable refueling of fuel cell electric vehicles (FCEV) such as trucks, buses, cars or even trains. It is a near-mobile system, so the dispenser can be flexibly transported to the site and easily put into operation.

With two decades of experience in hydrogen, Wolftank is helping customers in more than 20 countries to decarbonize the economy by providing innovative technology solutions covering hydrogen transport, logistics and refueling. It highlights our state-of-the-art modular turnkey hydrogen refueling systems and the application of our hydrogen know-how to new areas.

Cooperation with Tyczka Group

Wolftank Group has been working with Tyczka Group, the supplier of the hydrogen used in the test run, for two years. The provided green hydrogen has been produced exclusively from renewable energy sources and transported as compressed gas in modern trailers with carbon fiber storage tanks to the BRB depot in Augsburg.

Tyczka Group was founded almost a century ago and is based in Geretsried, near Munich. The company is also a hydrogen specialist and, with Tyczka Hydrogen GmbH, is actively promoting the energy transition: It covers the entire value chain from hydrogen production, compression and filling, transport and logistics to refueling and application technology for its customers.

Decarbonization of the German railway sector: a new focus of interest

Around a third of Germany’s railway lines are not electrified, especially in rural areas. It is in these areas that hydrogen could replace diesel locomotives.

For the time being, a 30-month passenger service on the Bayerische Regiobahn (BRB) network is scheduled to start in 2024. The train will be the Mireo Plus H, a regional train developed by Siemens Mobility with a state-of-the-art hydrogen propulsion system. The electricity for the traction unit’s electric motors is generated by a fuel cell using hydrogen (H2) and oxygen (O2). The only emission during operation is water vapor.

A promising segment for Wolftank Group

Wolftank’s commitment to the energy transition continues. Having successfully filled around 100,000 kilograms of hydrogen into vehicles of various types in projects around the world and at more than 100 hydrogen refueling stations, Wolftank is now supporting the decarbonization of rail transport. Another promising mobility segment for hydrogen fuel.

For more information about our hydrogen solutions, please visit https://wolftankgroup.com/business-areas/hydrogen/.

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