Infrastructure deal sees Scots hydrogen expert expand further into Europe

7 Nov 2022

Hydrogen technologies expert, Logan Energy, is to deliver state-of-the-art hydrogen refuelling infrastructure in Bavaria as part of an agreement with German engineering firm, Kraftanlagen Energies & Services.

The Edinburgh-based company will supply and install a hydrogen trailer filling station which incorporates three trailer bays and filling points. The trailers supply refuelling stations for hydrogen-powered heavy goods vehicles (HGVs).  


The contract will enable the filling, transport, and use of hydrogen fuel in south-east Germany and beyond from the onsite hydrogen production installation. It is estimated that the project, which is responding to demand from commercial customers seeking to rapidly transition to low-carbon, sustainable transport, will be fully operational by the second half of 2023. 


The automated bays allow for the filling of trailers up to 450bar with hydrogen produced onsite by the electrolyser and compression system. The software has been designed to make connecting and disconnecting simple and safe, as well as testing for leaks to ensure less wastage and providing real time data to help with accurate billing. 


According to a recent report, the EU estimates that up to 24% of energy use could be hydrogen-based by 2050, with 17% of new heavy duty fleet vehicles running on hydrogen by the end of the decade. 


Speaking of the announcement, Logan Energy CEO, Bill Ireland, said:   


“Delivering widespread and accessible hydrogen refuelling infrastructure that can help decarbonise transport is a key step towards tackling climate change, provide security of supply and of cost if developed in the right way. 


“Our partnership with Kraftanlagen comes at a pivotal moment for heavy duty fleets and hydrogen distribution. The further roll-out of our standardised and proven method of hydrogen trailer filling will only accelerate the transition from environmentally damaging fossil fuels and encourage the wider adoption of renewable energy sources by fleet owners and operators. 


“Together with our forward-thinking partner Kraftanlagen, we look forward to helping deliver the hydrogen refuelling infrastructure critical to Germany’s net zero objectives.” 


Michael Klamt, Projectmanager at Kraftanlagen, said: 


“We are pleased to have found a reliable partner in Logan Energy who supports us in the project with its experience in the field of hydrogen filling technology. Kraftanlagen Energies & Services is a long-standing and valued partner to industry and, thanks to its experience in the field of hydrogen technology, is able to make a significant contribution to the energy transition.” 


The Bavarian site increases Logan Energy’s portfolio of projects throughout Europe, which includes hydrogen infrastructure projects in Tenerife and the Netherlands, as well as numerous locations across the UK. 


Chosen for its track record in delivering innovative and technically excellent hydrogen technologies, Logan Energy recently announced that it had signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Norwegian energy company Moreld to develop hydrogen projects in the Scandinavian market.