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Everfuel receives grant for hydrogen refuelling stations in Sweden

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Global Hydrogen Review,

Everfuel A/S has announced that its subsidiary Everfuel Sweden AB has been awarded two grants totalling approximately SEK45 million by the Swedish Environmental Protection Agency under The Climate Leap (Klimatklivet) investment programme as partial financing for two hydrogen refuelling stations in the Värmland region in Sweden.

The stations will be established in cooperation with the local unit of OKQ8 as part of Everfuel’s ongoing collaboration with the leading Scandinavian operator of service stations. Some of the main traffic corridors in Sweden run across Värmland, connecting the cities of Stockholm, Gothenburg and Karlstad. The main road between Oslo, Norway, and Stockholm, also crosses the region. It is home to a significant forest industry and other business activities relying on heavy trucking for which hydrogen is very well suited with the OEM’s ready to receive orders for the first vehicles.

“Everfuel and our Swedish partners share the same ambition of accelerating the transition to zero-emission transport. Establishing infrastructure for safe, efficient refuelling of green hydrogen made from renewable wind and solar power will be a key contributor to delivering on that ambition. We are therefore very pleased with the support from The Climate Leap to establish two hydrogen stations in this ambitious region where we already have interest from several potential customers,” said Jacob Krogsgaard, the CEO of Everfuel.

The two Värmland sites will be part of Everfuel’s hydrogen station roll-out plan is targeting up to 15 strategically-positioned refuelling points by end of 2023. The Swedish network will comprise of sites developed by Everfuel in cooperation with partners such as OKQ8, and under the partially EU funded Nordic Hydrogen Corridor initiative developed in collaboration with the project partners Statkraft, Toyota, Hyundai and Hydrogen Sweden. Public funding programmes and customer commitments are key elements for realising the plan which is part of Everfuel’s Scandinavian green hydrogen fuelling strategy for trucks, buses and cars connecting the main traffic corridors in Sweden, Norway and Denmark. The first Everfuel station in Sweden is expected to open later in 2022 in Trelleborg.

The Climate Leap is the Swedish Environmental Protection Agency’s investment programme supporting the reduction of CO2 and other greenhouse gas emissions. The invested funds must provide the largest possible emission reduction per invested Swedish krona. Additional positive effects are linked to the spread and market introduction of new technology, employment, improved health and positive environmental impact beyond reaching climate goals.

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