The HyStation is a hydrogen service station
which is very well-suited to demonstrations and exhibitions. Its
central component is the cylindrical fuel pump containing the refuelling
nozzle, the operating controls and the service station control system.
As soon as users identify themselves using a transmitter on the
car key, a liquid-crystal display prompts them through the refuelling
operation which is just as simple and safe as is refuelling a conventional
The fuel pump can basically be supplied from a wide variety of hydrogen
sources. In the demonstration prototype implemented, a cluster of
pressurised tanks supplies the service station with up to 180 Nm3
of gaseous hydrogen. In future, service stations such as the HyStation
could be supplied with locally produced hydrogen.