In Norway, the maximum support rate for filling stations is 40%. But first, an end customer must have invested in heavy trucks. “I would encourage Norwegian politicians to learn from Sweden. The infrastructure must be in place first if we are to succeed in cutting emissions from heavy transport, and then the level of support must be increased. In Sweden, they launch competitions to decide who should receive grants to build their infrastructure.
Will build networks across the Nordic region
Norwegian Hydrogen has great ambitions and is in the process of building a network of hydrogen fueling stations aimed at heavy transport throughout the entire Nordic region. Last week, it was announced that the company acquired HydRe Oy, a Helsinki-based company hydrogen fueling company, focusing on Finland and the Baltics.
“We are actively working to find relevant locations, develop them, get in touch with potential customers, and trigger public support in order to expand the network as quickly as possible. Our goal is for trucks and other heavy vehicles to be able to drive emission-free. Then the infrastructure must be in place – and we will take a lead I this process,” concludes Per Øyvind Voie.
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About Norwegian Hydrogen
Norwegian Hydrogen is a company with operations throughout the entire Nordic region. The company focuses on both the production and distribution of green hydrogen and refueling is established as a separate business unit. Norwegian Hydrogen has previously also entered into a partnership with Japanese industrial company Mitsui and the US-based hydrogen company FirstElement Fuel, with the aim of rolling out hydrogen filling stations throughout the Nordic region. www.nh2.no
- In Lundbygatan on Visby, Biogas Gotland has a very much visited biogas station. Norwegian Hydrogen also wants to establish a hydrogen refueling station here – if local authorities allow it.
- This week, a delegation from Norwegian Hydrogen visited the location on Lundbygatan. Here together with Michael Jansson, Project Manager at Biogas Gotland.
- Head of projects in Norwegian Hydrogen, Marianne Nærø, and Project Manager in Biogas Gotland, Michael Jansson, want to establish a complete energy station with all the solutions needed for emission-free heavy transport in Lundbygatan.