The Port of Gothenburg will soon be home to the Nordic region’s first open-access facility for electric charging and hydrogen gas for heavy goods vehicles.
The station will be run by Circle K and will provide customers with charging stations, hydrogen gas pumps, and bio-based liquefied fuels.
The charging stations and hydrogen filling stations will be available in stages beginning in 2022 and ending in 2023/24, respectively.
The system will then be expanded by adding more locations and increasing capacity to keep up with the region’s growing demand.
The station will be located in Vädermotet at the Port of Gothenburg, which is strategically located near the port’s main entrance and exit roads.
The station is part of the overall output strategy, and the Port of Gothenburg is in discussions with a grid company about increased output requirements at the port as the Tranzero Initiative expands.
The Tranzero Initiative is a collaboration between the Port of Gothenburg, Volvo Group, Scania, and Stena Line to reduce emissions.
The goal is to hasten the transition to fossil-free fuel alternatives in the transportation sector, thereby lowering carbon emissions.
Elvir Dzanic, CEO of Gothenburg Port Authority, said, “Overall, the transition is not moving quickly enough for us to meet our target.
“Despite an abundance of ambitions and laudable strategies in the transport sector, what is required is greater cooperation if we are to put into effect the across-the-board approach that will be required to accelerate the transition.
“We embarked on the Tranzero Initiative to do just that.
“The location has made this a much sought-after area with interest shown by lots of companies from different sectors.
“It feels right on every level that we have assigned responsibility to Circle K, which will become a key player in the transition to fossil-free fuels at the port.”
Johan Söderberg, Director of Fuel at Circle K, said, “We are pleased that as early as next year we will be able to introduce the first measures as part of the Tranzero Initiative.
“We have been working for a number of years to bring about the transition to fossil-free fuels for passenger cars with the aid of liquefied fuel alternatives and charging points.
“We are now moving to the next stage with charging points and hydrogen gas for heavy goods vehicles.
“This is a significant step in the move towards a world that is independent of fossil fuels.”