Co-funded by the European Comission, the project Zero Regio under coordination of Infraserv Höchst starts into practical phase.
In a solemn ceremony Dr. Alois Rhiel, minister of economics, transport and state development in the German state of Hesse, Dr. Roland Mohr, managing director of Infraserv Höchst, and Mauro Risi, executive director of Agip Deutschland, opened the new hydrogen filling station at the southern entrance of the industrial park Höchst.
Representatives of the European Commission, Germany’s federal transport ministry and project partners DaimlerChrysler and Linde emphasized the seminal dimension of the project in their speeches.
In the next three years the installed hydrogen infrastructure will be tested along with fuel-cell vehicles. Five so-called “F-Cells” of the DaimlerChrysler A-class are tested under everyday conditions on the grounds of Frankfurt Airport.
The objective is to reduce emission of pollutants und to collect experience in hydrogen- and fuel-cell technology. Promotion of general acceptance in economy and society is of particular importance.
Peter Froeschle (General Manager Fuel Cell Market Development DaymlerChrysler AG,
Mauro Risi (Agip Deutschland GmbH), Dr. Alois Rhiel (Hessischer Minister für Wirtschaft, Verkehr
und Landesentwicklung), Dr. Angelo Mario Taraborrelli(Generaldirektor Eni SpA, Divisione Refining
and Marketing) und Dr. Roland Mohr (Geschäftsführer Infraserv Höchst) (v.l.n.r.). Copyright: Infraserv
Hessian minister of economics Dr. Alois Rhiel and managing director of Infraserv Höchst
Dr. Roland Mohr filling a F-Cell by DaimlerChrysler with hydrogen. Copyright: Infraserv