Everfuel A/S launched the company’s hydrogen station roll-out plan for Sweden targeting up to 15 strategically positioned fueling sites by end of 2023. The plan is the second section of the Everfuel’s Scandinavian green hydrogen fueling strategy for trucks, buses and cars connecting the main traffic corridors in Sweden, Norway and Denmark.
The Swedish network will comprise of sites developed by Everfuel as well as fueling stations in the partly EU funded Nordic Hydrogen Corridor initiative, developed in collaboration with the project partners Statkraft, Toyota, Hyundai and Hydrogen Sweden. This initiative is co-financed via Connecting Europe Facility (CEF). Planning and site selection are currently ongoing in close cooperation with professional transport sector customers, central and local authorities and public funding programs. In line with these dialogues and optimizations, the first specific sites elections are expected to be officially announced in 2021.
“Everfuel is at the vanguard of the green transition in Scandinavia and Europe by integrating and optimizing the green hydrogen value chain for zero emission mobility. We consider Sweden, Norway and Denmark our home market and are committed to lead the roll-out of solutions at scale for safe hydrogen production, distribution and fueling to end-customers. The Nordic Hydrogen Corridor project is an important part of this plan which will require substantial investments, partnerships with end-users and vehicle-providers, and public financial backing,” said Jacob Krogsgaard, the CEO and founder of Everfuel.
The Swedish hydrogen station network is part of Everfuel’s ramp-up phase of the announced plan to invest €1.5 billion in developing the green hydrogen value chain in Europe and reach €1 billion of revenue from sale of hydrogen to buses, trucks and cars before 2030. Large-scale hydrogen networks are required for the EU and Sweden to meet their climate targets.
Everfuel aims to develop a Scandinavian hydrogen fueling network which will initially cover Norway south of Trondheim, Sweden south of Stockholm and Denmark. The network further supports the STRING initiative for establishing a hydrogen corridor with refueling stations from Hamburg to Oslo. This is planned as an EU co-financed project with a public-private-partnership, uniting stakeholders along the entire hydrogen value chain.
“At Toyota Sweden, we are welcoming these investments in infrastructure for hydrogen in Sweden and our neighboring countries. Developed infrastructure is much needed for us as country to reach our goals for carbon neutrality. Additionally, Toyota Sweden will shortly deliver the first vehicles of the second generation of our hydrogen fuel cell Toyota Mirai,” said Christian Norberg, CEO at Toyota Sweden AB.