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H2 Logic provides hydrogen refueling inside the Arctic Circle

The Danish company H2 Logic recently opened a hydrogen refueling station just inside the Arctic Circle, to serve fuel cell vehicles being tested by car manufacturers under extreme cold climate conditions at the Arctic Driving Centre in Finland.

The H2 Logic hydrogen refueling station – located 150 metres inside the Arctic Circle – is based on H2Station® technology, and provides fast fill (within 3 minutes) refueling of hydrogen at 700 bar (10 000 psi).

The station at the Arctic Driving Centre is operated by the leading Finnish gas company Oy Woikoski Ab, which also handles the supply of hydrogen.

Despite an average temperature as low as –15°C (and sometimes as low as –45°C), the fuel cell vehicles should be able to refuel for long range operation in a few minutes, just as with refueling of gasoline vehicles.

Fast filling of hydrogen for any fuel cell vehicle at any refueling station worldwide, irrespective of local climate, is possible thanks to various industrial and globally agreed hydrogen refueling standards, such as the SAE J2601 refueling process, and because there is a single, globally agreed nozzle design.

The H2Station from H2 Logic provides full compliance with all applicable international standards, including refueling in accordance with the specifications in SAE J2601, thus offering 3 minutes fast-fill operation.

During 2011 H2 Logic opened similar fast-fill stations based on the H2Station technology in Norway and Denmark, with several more stations being manufactured and in planning during 2012.

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