The hydrogen station will be open to the public by mid-2016.
The hydrogen station will be built, maintained and operated by the French gas company Air Liquide. The station will be built on Toyota land, where Toyota has granted the right to use the land for free over a period of 20 years.
The hydrogen station will be open in 2016, and this is perfect timing as the hydrogen car Toyota Mirai will be introduced in Belgium next year. Drivers of the Mirai and other fuel cell vehicles, will have access to the station 24h a day, 7 days a week.
Air Liquide is actively involved in developing hydrogen stations around the world –and has recently announced the opening of stations in Germany, Denmark and France in 2015.
The buildup of the hydrogen station in Belgium is part of an international project with the title SWARM (“Small 4-wheel fuel cell passenger vehicle Applications in Regional and Municipal transport”). The project has received funding from the European Fuel Cells and Hydrogen-Joint Undertaking.