European Hydrogen Highway

European Hydrogen Highway to be extended along Brenner Motorway or A22 (or Brenner Pass E45, European designation). It's a 400-mile stretch of panoramic scenery from Munich, Germany to Modena Italy featuring different renewable energy source to electrolyze water for hydrogen production, every 60 miles. According to preliminary plans:

  • Brenner Pass - wind power
  • Bolzano South - hydroelectric power
  • Trentino - combination of photovoltaic and hydroelectric power
  • Province of Verona (interconnection A4 and A1 motorway)- biomass

European Hydrogen Fueling Station Highway

The Brenner is the lowest pass in western Austria with only 1,374m/4,508ft high. The motorway starts from the Inn Valley south of Innsbruck up the Wipptal via the Adriatic/Black Sea watershed to the Alto Adige valley.

Brenner Pass E45

Brenner Bridge

The hydrogen fueling stations will produce their own fuel on-site. With the car builders' announcement on their fuel cell cars being commercially ready by 2015, the said hydrogen hi-way is an addition to the list of green stations to travel on.

The project addressed two obvious issues, CO2 emissions and having to haul fossil fuel into the Alps. This was presented on June 23 at the European Parliament.

With this fast influx of hydrogen support infrastructure, and in solving CO2 emission, I am hoping that it does not neglect the existing more or less a billion cars running around with fossil fuel. My point is that, it should allow hydrogen car conversion technologies to join into the scheme.

East Coast California Hydrogen Fueling Station

East Coast California Hydrogen Highway

"If you can't afford the GM hydrogen car, install standardized fuel cell, for the constant travelers along hydrogen highways."


Return to Hydrogen News Page

Return from European Hydrogen Highway to Making Hydrogen Home Page

Newsletter

Enter Your E-mail Address
Enter Your First Name (optional)
Then

Don't worry — your e-mail address is totally secure.
I promise to use it only to send you Making Hydrogen Newsletter.

What's your Favorite Way of Making Hydrogen?

At the end of the day, Making-Hydrogen.com is about how to create hydrogen from solar power to bacteria! What is the coolest way you have discovered in making hydrogen?

[ ? ]

Upload 1-4 Pictures or Graphics (optional)[ ? ]

 

Click here to upload more images (optional)

Author Information (optional)

To receive credit as the author, enter your information below.

(first or full name)

(e.g., City, State, Country)

Submit Your Contribution

 submission guidelines.


(You can preview and edit on the next page)