Herning, Denmark – The Port of Aarhus is a traffic node that is looking into more sustainable means of transportations. Therefore, Everfuel is setting up a hydrogen refuelling station, which can be scaled according to the increasing demand from the truck operators. The station will be able to accommodate both heavy-duty and passenger vehicles.
“Port of Aarhus’ vision is to become the most sustainable port in the Baltic Sea area. To achieve that, the port needs to support sustainable mobility both at sea and at land. We believe that hydrogen will play an important role in the transition of the heavy-duty road transport, and by offering a location for a hydrogen station in an important logistics hub, we help create the needed incentives for truck operators to transition to fuel cell trucks,” says Anne Zachariassen, COO at Port of Aarhus.
With the recently announced Everfuel station locations in the logistics hubs in Vordingborg and Taulov, Denmark, the new station in Aarhus lowers the barriers for truck operators to move to hydrogen fuelled trucks, as the network of heavy-duty stations is now being established at some highly important locations. Like the location in Vordingborg, the location in Aarhus is a part of the Trans European Transport Network (TEN-T) which includes the most important connections and links the most important nodes across the European Union.
The new hydrogen station allows for freight forwarders to lower their CO2-emissions and decarbonise their road transport. Some of the current and potential customers are welcoming the new hydrogen station:
“Our ambition is to reduce our CO2-emissions by 50% before 2025. To reach the final part of that ambition, we need to transition to green fuels and hydrogen is an interesting option. Being able to refuel at the port of Aarhus takes us one crucial step closer to comply with our current ways of operating,” says Louise Meier, CFO at Dania Connect A/S.
“The transportation industry needs more options to really to something about the green transition. We therefore welcome Everfuel’s initiative as a step in the right direction. We have about 200 trucks that cannot transition to electric vehicles as it does not comply with the flexibility we need. Hydrogen can, with the long range, limited weight, and fast fuelling become an opening towards the green transition. And with Everfuel’s presence at the harbour, we are one important step closer to that solution,” says Lars Sørensen, CEO at Johs. Sørensen & Sons Aarhus A/S.
“At Aarhus Taxa we support the upcoming hydrogen station at the harbour. An additional station in the city is important to operate our existing fleet of hydrogen taxies and allows for expansion of the fleet. An extra station is a vital step towards zero-emission taxi service in Aarhus,” says Jesper Paludan, CEO at Aarhus Taxa.
”The positive statements from both current as well as potential customers, confirms our approach to rolling out a hydrogen station network at the right locations. That the Port of Aarhus is looking into different ways of reducing the CO2-emissions in the expanding harbour area sends a strong signal and creates awareness of the inherent need to accelerate the fuel transition now, in order to decarbonise road transport – starting from the most important logistic hubs,” says Jacob Krogsgaard, CEO at Everfuel.
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Everfuel is making green hydrogen for zero emission mobility commercially available across Europe, offering competitive all-inclusive hydrogen supply- and fueling solutions. We own and operate green hydrogen infrastructure and partner with vehicle OEMs to connect the entire hydrogen value chain and seamlessly provide hydrogen fuel to enterprise customers under long-term contracts. Green hydrogen is a 100% clean fuel made from renewable energy and key to electrification of the transportation sector in Europe and a sustainable future. We are a young ambitious company, headquartered in Herning, Denmark, and with activities in Norway, Denmark, Sweden, The Netherlands, Germany and Belgium, and a plan to grow across Europe. Everfuel is listed on Euronext Growth in Oslo under EFUEL.