Everfuel A/S, a Danish green hydrogen producer, plans to install 15 hydrogen refuelling stations in southern Norway by 2023, H2Bulletin reports.
The company has already mapped out potential sites, which would be finalised after looking into customer needs and consultations with local authorities, followed by land acquisition, permitting and funding applications.
Jacob Krogsgaard, the CEO and founder of Everfuel, said, “Everfuel is committed to integrating and optimising the green hydrogen value chain at scale for zero-emission mobility in Europe.”
Initially, the first station is set for Hvam by the end of April and then in Åsane in July 2021, with both serving private vehicles. A large hydrogen refuelling station is planned to open at Alna in Oslo in July 2022, where the site would start filling smaller cars from the third quarter this year through a mobile fuelling unit.
Helge Skaarberg Holen, Business Development Manager for Everfuel in Norway, said, “As the volume grows, we intend to expand the H2 station network.”
Given the nature of this large scale refuelling network, the company will also seek assistance and cooperation from the local authorities, fleet operators, in addition to funding from relevant public bodies. It is already in discussion with major transport and logistics companies for cooperation.
Mr Krogsgaard stressed that with the collective support from governments worldwide, the hydrogen mobility market would become a profitable industry, and hydrogen-powered vehicles would outperform fossil fuel-based technology.
Today’s announcement is part of a larger plan where Everfuel is contemplating an investment of € 1.5 billion (US$ 1.8 billion) to develop the green hydrogen value chain in Europe. It plans to develop up to 50 public hydrogen refuelling stations in Scandinavia by 2030, linking the main traffic corridors in Norway, Sweden and Denmark. This would further support the adoption of trucks, buses and cars in these regions. It will initially cover Norway south of Trondheim and connect with Everfuel’s H2 stations in Sweden and Denmark.