Hydrogen from OG is made with renewable energy and is therefore really clean!
Hydrogen is the lightest, most common, and simplest element in the universe. The symbol of hydrogen is H, derived from the Latin word Hydrogenium. Hydrogen is a colorless, odorless, tasteless, and non-toxic substance. Hydrogen is the most versatile energy carrier.
COMPLETELY CO2 FREE
Tank-to-wheel, a hydrogen car emits nothing. Well-to-wheel, this depends on where the hydrogen comes from. Grey hydrogen is often made from natural gas. Green hydrogen is made from wind and solar energy.
OG hydrogen produced with renewable energy is completely CO2-free. In addition, hydrogen is easy to store and transport. This makes optimal use of renewable energy sources. Also, hydrogen is literally everywhere, which makes it an exciting source of energy.
INFRASTRUCTURE AND FUEL CARD
At the moment, there are 12 hydrogen filling stations in the Netherlands. OG operates 3 of those, making OG the market leader in the Netherlands. The filling points are located in Assen, Den Haag, and Amsterdam. OG has the ambition to become one of the largest suppliers of Hydrogen in Europe and is currently active in 20 projects. New locations to be realized include Leeuwarden, Schiphol, Borne, Breda, Delfzijl, Steenwijk and various locations in Drenthe. Apart from the realisation of filling stations, OG will soon be the first to have 100% green hydrogen from the Netherlands.
To view all hydrogen filling stations in the Benelux, click here.
In Germany, for example, there are already around 100 hydrogen filling stations and in Belgium, there are only two.
At OG you can fill up with the ‘normal’ payment methods by card. You can mainly use the following: debit card, fuel card, and possibly a credit card.We offer the OG fuel card for free of charge. With other providers, you occasionally need to apply for a separate tag or your own fuel card.
DRIVING ON HYDROGEN IS SAFE
Petrol stations have to comply with strict regulations. Hydrogen is not explosive in itself. Even if hydrogen escapes from the tank, the risk of fire or explosion is low and no higher than for example with petrol or LPG. How do you refill with hydrogen? Filling up with hydrogen is not very different from filling up with other fuels. IIt is most comparable to refilling Bio-CNG/CNG.
WHO IS HYDROGEN DRIVING SUITABLE FOR?
At the moment, most hydrogen-powered vehicles are driven by lease car drivers, public transport, and taxi companies. This is partly because clean vehicles are increasingly a requirement in government tenders. Leasing is also possible; a small number of lease car suppliers now offer a hydrogen car ex-factory.
A hydrogen car is an electric car that uses hydrogen as its energy source. In a fuel cell, the hydrogen is converted into water with oxygen. The electricity this produces drives the engine. Hydrogen cars do not emit CO2, which means they are completely CO2-free. The only thing that a hydrogen car emits is water vapor and air. By driving on hydrogen the air quality improves considerably, especially in cities.
Two cars are currently available ex-factory: the Toyota Mirai and the Hyundai Nexo. The range of a hydrogen car is approximately between 500 and 650 kilometres. It’s a different story for buses and trucks, this is often customised. Therefore, the range depends on the size of the hydrogen tank that has been installed. Second-hand cars are also already available. Check the website of smartgreencars.nl.
It is possible to have an existing vehicle converted to hydrogen.This is already being done for buses and trucks. For example, a hydrogen range extender is placed in an electric bus so that you can drive more kilometres electrically. Diesel chassis for trucks are also converted to hydrogen. There are also companies that convert delivery vans and passenger cars to hydrogen.
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