“As a bus company, we were keen to test the suitability of hydrogen technology under everyday conditions,” says Martin Geldhauser, CEO of the Geldhauser Group and host of the HyBayern Hydrogen Days. Starting at the Geldhauser premises, the different bus models completed test drives on three different test routes. Geldhauser says: “It’s important for us to compare fuel economy, handling, comfort, and day-to-day running before we decide which model to purchase.” He adds that the availability of replacement parts also plays a role.
The WyRefueler mobile hydrogen refueling station ensured a reliable supply of hydrogen to the 350 bar test vehicles. Following on from the WyRefueler’s deployment at logistics service provider Breytner in the Netherlands, the HyBayern Hydrogen Days marked another successful demonstration of how flexible Wystrach’s plug & play solution truly is. CEO Wolfgang Wolter says: “We were able to set our system up on-site in Hofolding in under a day. All that the customer needed was a 63 A power connection.” Designed to supply 350 bar vehicles, the refueling station can also fill 700 bar vehicles up to a target pressure of 400 bar. Having completed its assignment near Munich, the refueling station will now be transported as an ADR-approved swap body to carry out its next task.
“The refueling process was always fast and reliable, whatever the vehicle to be refueled,” Geldhauser reports. And his bus company’s initial conclusion from testing the buses and the refueling station? “It’s clear that emissions-free bus travel is not some vision of the future, but already a reality. The hydrogen technology used here is absolutely practical.”
The Geldhauser group of companies, based in Hofolding near Munich, has over 750 employees and is one of the largest private bus companies in Bavaria, operating 540 vehicles a day. The family-owned company covers all areas of passenger transportation.
You can find more information at https://www.geldhauser.de/
Wystrach is a full-service provider of high-pressure storage and transportation solutions for hydrogen and other gases. Our portfolio includes stationary bundles; containers of all sizes; tank systems for trains, buses, and trucks; and storage solutions, e.g. for power-to-gas applications. In addition to in-house design and production capabilities, Wystrach offers end-to-end service packages for assembly, commissioning, and maintenance, and also provides support on approval matters. With over 30 years’ experience in the field of high-pressure storage solutions, the company has built up its expertise with a special focus on quality and safety. Wystrach is a family-owned company based in the Lower Rhine region of Germany and employs around 200 people.
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