Since 2002, the oil company has been involved in hydrogen. The company wanted to share its experience through an infographic on its website. Here are the key dates in its commitment.
It all started in 2002, with the first hydrogen refuelling station dedicated to buses in Berlin, Germany. In 2006, still in Berlin, the company opened its first public hydrogen filling station in Europe, offering 350/700 bar for light vehicles and 350 bar for buses.
A strong presence in Germany
The adventure actually began as part of the CEP (Clean Energy Partnership), a consortium of which TotalEnergies is still a member, along with BP, Linde, Shell and a large number of players in the mobility sector (Audi, BMW, Daimler Truck, Hyundai, Toyota, Volvo, etc.). The association has just been reorganised.
In 2014, the Group opened its first hydrogen refuelling station in the port of Antwerp in Belgium. The following year, in 2015, it established the H2Mobility joint venture in Germany with other partners (Air Liquide, Daimler, OMV, Linde, Shell). H2Mobility now boasts more than 90 filling stations across Germany.
The showcase of the 24 H of Le Mans
In 2016, TotalEnergies announced the first public hydrogen station installed for WaterstofNet in Helmond in the Netherlands.
In 2019, another adventure begins: that of MissionH24. The group set up a mobile hydrogen station for the Le Mans motor race and is still involved in this project, which aims to prepare for the arrival of hydrogen at the Le Mans 24-hour race in 2027.
A turn towards HGVs
In 2018, TotalEnergies opened the first low-carbon hydrogen station dedicated to buses in Delfzijl in the Netherlands. Three years later, in 2021, it announced an industrial first: the certification of the design of TotalEnergies hydrogen dispensers (350/700 bar) and the creation of the H2 Mobilités Solutions (H2MS) business unit. That same year, the company signed a partnership with Daimler Truck to develop an ecosystem for hydrogen mobility in Europe. The shift towards trucks is further confirmed in 2022 with the opening of the first public hydrogen station for HGVs in Breda in the Netherlands.
The year 2024 began with a major announcement during the Hyvolution show. TotalEnergies and Air Liquide created TEAL Mobility, a joint venture with the aim of developing over 100 hydrogen stations for HGVs in 5 European countries.
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Article written by Laurent Meillaud and translated by Mariem Ben Tili