Everfuel has announced its H2 station roll-out strategy for Denmark, with the goal of establishing up to 19 strategically located filling stations for zero-emission transportation by the end of 2023.
The plan is the third and last section of Everfuel’s Scandinavian green hydrogen fuelling strategy for trucks, buses, and cars that connects Sweden, Norway, and Denmark’s major transportation corridors.
The Danish network will be built on Everfuel-developed sites, including the Esbjerg, Kolding, Aarhus, and Korsr fuelling stations that Everfuel now manages, as well as the high-capacity H2Station at Amager in Copenhagen, which is scheduled to launch on 1 July 2021.
“The launch of our Danish fueling network plan completes the framework for our Scandinavian green hydrogen fueling strategy. We are committed to lead the roll-out of solutions for safe production, distribution and fueling of green hydrogen to end-customers starting with our home markets in Denmark, Sweden and Norway. Based on these plans, we are now accelerating dialogues with all relevant stakeholders to commercialize hydrogen at scale and decarbonize transport in Scandinavia”, says Jacob Krogsgaard, the CEO and founder of Everfuel.
The Danish hydrogen station network is part of Everfuel’s announced ambition to invest EUR 1.5 billion in expanding Europe’s green hydrogen value chain and generate EUR 1 billion in income from hydrogen fuel sales to buses, lorries, and vehicles by 2030. The EU and Denmark will need large-scale hydrogen fueling networks to accomplish their declared climate commitments.
Everfuel intends to establish a Scandinavian hydrogen fuelling network, initially including Norway south of Trondheim, Sweden south of Stockholm, and Denmark. The network supports the STRING effort to construct a hydrogen corridor connecting Hamburg and Oslo with refueling stations. This is a co-financed EU initiative with a public-private partnership that will bring together stakeholders from across the hydrogen value chain. STRING is composed of a minimum of 13 stakeholders located in eight regions and five main cities throughout Germany, Denmark, Sweden, and Norway.
“At Toyota Denmark, we welcome these investments in infrastructure for hydrogen in Denmark and our Nordic neighbours. Hydrogen plays an important role in lowering CO2 emissions and it is crucial that we get a stable, welldeveloped infrastructure if we in Denmark are to achieve our important and ambitious goal of carbon neutrality. The investments are also very much aligned with the fact that we have just introduced our brand new, second-generation zero emission hydrogen car, Toyota Mirai, in Denmark”, says Alar Metsson, CEO of Toyota Denmark A/S.
Everfuel has identified potential H2 station locations in Denmark and, as with Norway and Sweden, will seek to optimize the precise site selection and roll-out sequence based on close collaboration with ambitious end customers and local authorities. The first announcements of specific new site options are planned in 2021.