EU gives String Megaregion €12.4M to create 12 hydrogen refueling stations

The EU program Connecting Europe Facility (CEF) provided funding for the “GREATER4H” hydrogen infrastructure project.

The primary objective of the project is to facilitate the transition of heavy-duty road transport from diesel to hydrogen across the borders of Germany, Denmark, Sweden, and Norway. The new hydrogen infrastructure will allow diesel trucks to be phased out by 2025, as well as other hydrogen-powered vehicles to recharge on the network.

The STRING secretariat is pleased to announce that money has been awarded to the GREATER4H project. Between Hamburg and Oslo, the three private partners GP Joule, Everfuel, and Hynion will construct hydrogen refueling stations. Quantron, rsted, and Renova have also joined GREATER4H as associated partners to share their distinct insights on the supply of green hydrogen, fuel cell technology, and the end-user perspective as hydrogen truck operators. The project was conceptualized under the STRING chair of Schleswig-Holstein, which will supervise the GREATER4H project as the primary partner.

Hydrogen fuel cell technology is the brightest green hope for an emission-free revolution in road transportation. A hydrogen-powered vehicle can be refueled in three to twelve minutes, allowing it to move goods and passengers without the logistical constraints of battery-powered alternatives. Moreover, hydrogen vehicles are silent and produce just water as a byproduct. By developing the infrastructure for refueling, the GREATER4H project partners provide the chance to end the era of fossil fuels and reduce harmful particle pollution and CO2 emissions in the transportation sector.

The project GREATER4H will expedite the deployment of hydrogen vehicles across the entire megaregion and make Northern Europe a global leader in the transition to greener road transportation.

Within the framework of the GREATER4H project, HYNION will install two hydrogen stations in Malmo and Gothenburg. HYNION also intends to construct a station in Oslo, which will serve as the terminus of the corridor from Hamburg through Denmark and western Sweden to Norway.