Hydrogen infrastructure for trucks and busses

A large-scale rollout of FC trucks and buses will require a proper infrastructure. The Nordic national hydrogens associations are prepared to take on this challenge.

The Norwegian Hydrogen Forum, Icelandic New Energy, Hydrogen DenmarkVätgas Sweden and the VTT Technical Research Center of Finland have already taken a common initiative through the Nordic Hydrogen Partnership (NHP) to highlight hydrogen development projects in small and medium-sized enterprises.

The goal of NHP’s new business venture Next Wave – assisted by Kunnskapsbyen Center of Innovation – was to stimulate the globally leading hydrogen technology companies in the Nordic region to establish the world’s first expansion of hydrogen infrastructure for larger vehicles, in order to accelerate a greater rollout of hydrogen trucks and buses. The project created a Nordic corporate collaboration for heavy transport and maritime solutions.

Nordic Innovation has has co-funded the NHP to facilitate a hydrogen infrastructure for larger vehicles through the establishing of the Next Wave project (Next Nordic Green Transport Wave – Large Vehicles).

It is an ambition for the Next Wave project to contribute to a deployment of the first 1,000 hydrogen trucks in the Nordic region. In Phase 2 with Everfuel joining the project, the project group is extended to include a Nordic, and internationally well-recognised, infrastructure developer providing hydrogen refuelling stations. Phase 2 includes a study on an upcoming transport means in the Nordic region, the liquid phase hydrogen. This will give further insight into the Nordic hydrogen economy opportunities both for the environment and the industry.

Nordic Innovation is an organization under the Nordic Council of Ministers that works to promote sustainable growth, entrepreneurship, innovation, and competitiveness in Nordic business. The Nordic Council of Ministers is the official intergovernmental body for cooperation in the Nordic region. The regional cooperation includes 26 million inhabitants in Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Finland, and Iceland, as well as the autonomous areas of Greenland, the Faroe Islands, and Åland.