142 new hydrogen refueling stations were opened worldwide in 2021, shows a recent Sustainable Truck&Van article based on the 14th annual assessment of H2stations.org.

252 additional projects are already in place (Everfuel, for instance, is planning to build new stations in Germany and Sweden). A total of 685 hydrogen refueling station are currently operating all over the world. These figures, as above mentioned, come from H2stations.org assessment, an information service of Ludwig-Bölkow-Systemtechnik (LBST), in turn an associated company of TÜV SÜD and an international expert consultant for sustainable energy and mobility.

This same content was also published on our fellow publication Sustainable Truck&Van, which focuses on innovations and energy transition in the field of goods transportation and was launched by our publishing house, Vado e Torno Edizioni, in 2020.

Focus on hydrogen refueling stations

All over the world, 33 countries now have hydrogen stations, with Hungary and Slovenia as new additions to such list. In Europe Germany leads the chart with 101 of the overall 228 stations located in the Old Continent. On the other hand, Asia has got the highest number of hydrogen refueling stations, with 363 locations. Japan (195), China (105) and Korea (95) are the most virtuous nations, with China outstanding the other Asian countries as for hydrogen stations used almost exclusively for the refuelling of buses or truck fleets.

The majority of the 86 hydrogen stations in North America continues to be located in California with 60 operating stations. In 2021, 11 new filling stations went into operation there.


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