Spanish companies Scale Gas and Disfrimur have announced plans to introduce hydrogen-powered heavy-duty vehicles and build a network of 14 hydrogen stations in the country.
The first station will be located in San Isidro, Alicante and is set to begin operations in 2024, supplying the first 20 hydrogen vehicles in Disfrimur’s fleet. The remaining 13 stations will be located in areas where Disfrimur has operations. Scale Gas, a subsidiary of Enagás, will be responsible for supplying the stations.
This collaboration aims to promote sustainable, competitive, and high-quality mobility, as well as decarbonize transport. Disfrimur will add hydrogen to its portfolio of alternative fuels, allowing it to offer logistics services with a zero-carbon footprint to its customers.
In 2021, Scale Gas developed and opened Spain’s first hydrogen refueling station for long-range electric fuel cell vehicles. The company specializes in managing small and medium-scale infrastructures for the supply of alternative fuels to sectors that are difficult to electrify, thereby contributing to their decarbonization.
The agreement between Scale Gas and Disfrimur represents a commitment to the decarbonization of transport and the promotion of sustainable mobility. It also aligns with the goals of the European Union, which aims to significantly reduce greenhouse gas emissions in the transport sector and promote the use of alternative fuels.
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The use of hydrogen as a fuel has the potential to significantly reduce greenhouse gas emissions, as it produces only water when burned. It can also be produced from a variety of sources, including natural gas, biomass, and water, making it a potentially sustainable energy source. However, there are currently several challenges to the widespread adoption of hydrogen as a fuel, including the high cost of production, storage, and distribution, as well as the lack of infrastructure for its use. Despite these challenges, many scientists and policymakers believe that hydrogen has the potential to play a significant role in the transition to a low-carbon energy system.