The Connecting Europe Facility programme has approved funding to create an interconnected hydrogen corridor between the Nordic capitals. The project has a budget of 19.4 million Euro.
Currently there are four hydrogen refuelling stations in Sweden: Stockholm Arlanda Airport, Gothenburg, Mariestad and Sandviken. Later this year two additional stations will become operational in Stockholm and Malmö. With the 8 new stations, Sweden will have at least 14 hydrogen stations by 2020.
"This is an essential link to enable long distance zero emission transport with fuel cell electric vehicles. Now we start the process of selecting the locations and we expect the stations to be in place by 2020" says Björn Aronsson, managing director Hydrogen Sweden.
A requirement for the EU funding is that the stations are placed along the core network transport corridors being the E20 / E18 Stockholm-Oslo (via Eskilstuna), E4 Stockholm-Helsingborg, E6 Malmö-Oslo and 40 Jönköping-Gothenburg.
The project also includes co-financing for electrolysers that produce hydrogen and a fleet 100-150 fuel cell electric vehicles. The project called "Nordic Hydrogen Corridor" is to be completed by end of 2020. Sweco executes the project coordination and partners in the project are Hydrogen Sweden Association, AGA (part of Linde group), Hyundai and Toyota.