The Next Wave hydrogen project receives financing
During the first phase of the project, the Nordic partners have built a strong knowledge base and developed a joint understanding.
The Nordic Hydrogen Partnership (NHP) has been granted financing by Nordic Innovation – extending its heavy-duty hydrogen transport collaboration project in the Nordic countries.
From the beginning of 2022, Nordic Innovation has granted NHP and partners funding to continue and broaden their activities to push deployment of heavy-duty hydrogen vehicles and infrastructure through the Next Wave project (Next Nordic Green Transport Wave – Large Vehicles), as a part of the Nordic Smart Mobility and Connectivity program.
The Norwegian Hydrogen Forum, Hydrogen Sweden, Hydrogen Denmark, Icelandic New Energy, VTT Tech. Research Finland, and Kunnskapsbyen Centre of Innovation, will be partnering up with Everfuel in this second phase of the project.
Everfuel will join the project partnership and take the lead in developing a mobile hydrogen refuelling station (HRS). The company will design a mobile HRS that will increase hydrogen availability, allowing potential customers to test green hydrogen as an alternative fuel before making more difficult investment decisions.
The mobile HRS enables the expansion of a hydrogen infrastructure while at the same time minimizing customers’ and end-users’ costs for a temporary or permanent hydrogen refuelling station.
As the HRS can be moved and relocated as required, the station can initially be used as a test station and serve as an initial infrastructure for first-time green hydrogen users. Later, when a customer decides to invest in a fixed station, the mobile HRS can be easily relocated or used as a backup to safeguard hydrogen availability on-site or in the area.
The Next Wave partnership will work closely with truck manufacturers, hydrogen infrastructure providers, truck owners, and related projects to track and update the development and deployment of heavy-duty hydrogen vehicles in Europe, focusing on trucks, buses, and heavy machinery.
Nordic Innovation believes that Next Wave II can contribute to transforming mobility by further developing a solid Nordic hydrogen ecosystem.