NXT Mobility opens first hydrogen refuelling station in Alkmaar region

18 January 2024

After an extensive pilot phase, NXT Mobility officially opened its Energy Hub hydrogen refuelling facility at De Boekelermeer business park on Friday 19 January.

Full range of renewable energy supplies

The opening of the hydrogen refuelling station is a first in the Alkmaar region and marks an important milestone for NXT Mobility (part of the GP Groot group). The fuel station supplies hydrogen for both lorries and buses (350 bar) and passenger cars (700 bar). The station also offers a variety of other sustainable energy products, such as sustainable diesel and LNG, and is expected to provide ultra-fast electric charging points soon.

The fuel station was officially opened by Alkmaar’s alderman for mobility, Christiaan Peetoom, (header photo left) and member of the North Holland Provincial Executive, Jeroen Olthof (right). Peetoom emphasised the local impact. “Driving on hydrogen in and around Alkmaar has become a feasible option partly thanks to this initiative. The fact that GP Groot itself is also using five hydrogen-powered vehicles shows that it can be done and I hope others will follow suit.”

Regional hydrogen production

The NXT hydrogen refuelling station is part of ‘From Wind to Wheel’, a sub-project of the larger Duwaal project. Duwaal aims to develop a green hydrogen economy throughout the North Holland provinces. Its objective is to set up a chain for hydrogen production, distribution and use. The hydrogen wind turbine operated by Hygro plays an important part in the regional production of hydrogen. Once wind-powered hydrogen becomes available, it will be sold at the NXT Energy Hub in Alkmaar.

New opportunities

Member of the Provincial Executive Jeroen Olthof said he sees the latter as a crucial development. “Promoting the regional production and use of green hydrogen opens up new opportunities for clean mobility and contributes to a sustainable future. It is good to see that private companies, such as GP Groot group, to which NXT Mobility belongs, are also taking steps in this direction.”

The NXT hydrogen refuelling station was built by Dutch manufacturer Resato and was made possible partly thanks to a DKTI grant for innovation in the transport sector.

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