HydroSpider AG is a cooperation of the companies H2Energy, ALPIQ and Linde. It is responsible for the production of hydrogen and its delivery to the partner filling stations. The hydrogen is produced near the ALPIQ hydroelectric power station in Gösgen and stored in containers with high-pressure tanks. This can supply around 50 trucks or 1700 passenger cars per year. Further expansion is planned.
The cycle closes
The production of 100% green hydrogen is possible thanks to the carbon dioxide-free process: in a transformer, the electricity generated from hydropower is reduced to the voltage of 400 volts and converted into direct current. Then demineralised drinking water is divided into hydrogen and oxygen by renewable electricity. This hydrogen is compressed to 350 bar by a compressor and pumped into interchangeable containers. After these are taken to the filling station, hydrogen vehicles can be refuelled. As these only emit water, the cycle is closed.
Reaching the goal with collaboration
Hyundai Motor Company and H2Energy, together with the ‘Förderverein H2 Mobilität‘, have set the course for a sustainable fleet of heavy fuel cell trucks in Switzerland. This unique ecosystem was only made possible by the cooperation of hydrogen producers, filling station operators, transporters and Hyundai.
We promise the customer to always find sufficient clean quality hydrogen at the filling station. The filling station network, which has been expanded for freight transport, can also be used by hydrogen-powered passenger cars. There are 350 bar fuel dispensers for trucks and 700 bar for cars. If you want to follow the current availability of hydrogen filling stations, you can click here.