The decree approved on October 23rd, 2018 of the Interior Minister titled “Technical regulation of fire prevention for the design, construction and operation of hydrogen distribution systems for motor vehicles” was published in the Official Journal dated November 5th.
This new decree updates the Technical Regulation issued in 2006. The rule will be in effect starting December 5th. Italy finally conforms to international standards. The new decree eliminates the limits of the charging pressure that previously allowed the refueling of buses but not cars. The previous legislation limited the delivery to a pressure of 350 bar, now increased to 700, which is essential for the fast recharge of cars. In Italy there is a single hydrogen distributor in Bolzano, where the fuel is produced through an electrolysis process using entirely renewable energy and stored in the form of gas.BLOG COMMENTS POWERED BY DISQUS