Emission-free hydrogen is part of the solution to how Norway, Sweden and the rest of the world will achieve their climate goals. - We only use renewable energy sources in hydrogen production, says the Hynion´s CEO, Ulf Hafseld.
- Will revolutionize the transport industry
Hydrogen will play a key role in further reducing emissions from the transport sector.
This applies in particular to commercial transport where vehicles such as taxis, vans and lorries are in frequent use and cannot spend a long time charging an electric car. Filling the tank of a hydrogen car takes about 3 minutes.
- In the same way that electric cars have revolutionized the private car market, hydrogen fueled vans, lorries and other commercial vehicles will revolutionize the transport industry, says Hynion CEO Ulf Hafseld.
Hynion plans to open 30 hydrogen stations in and around the largest cities in Scandinavia in the next few years, and currently operates one of Europe's busiest hydrogen stations at Høvik in Bærum.
- Hynion will only use renewable energy sources or biogas in hydrogen production. Today, the hydrogen sold at the hydrogen station in Høvik is produced using water electrolysis, says Hafseld.
Emission-free zones will increase the pace
Oslo, Bergen and several other European cities have plans to introduce emission-free zones.
This will probably increase the need and pace of players in taxi and goods transport to acquire emission-free vehicles. Several taxi companies in Norway, but also in Sweden, have already switched to taxis powered by hydrogen.
When it comes to vans and utility vehicles, well-known classics such as the Renault Kangoo and Renault Master are alternatives available with hydrogen solutions.
Within a few years, it is expected that there will be a number of more alternatives both in terms of passenger cars/taxis, goods transport and heavy transport that can run on hydrogen
This is how green hydrogen is produced
There are several methods for producing hydrogen. Hynion uses emission-free, green, hydrogen from water electrolysis.
In electrolysis, water is split using electricity into hydrogen and oxygen. When hydrogen is produced in this way with electricity from hydropower, solar cells or wind turbines, this is completely CO2-free. Hynion ensures that all the electricity they use comes from renewable energy sources by purchasing guarantees of origin.
Report: Hydrogen a key factor
Studies from NTNU, SINTEF and IFE show that hydrogen will play an important role in the transport of goods and goods, especially over long distances.
They emphasize that the demand for electricity and the load on the electricity grid will increase sharply as a result of increased electrification, since hydrogen production also depends on electricity from, for example, hydropower. But they emphasize that hydrogen production can act as an intermediate storage that will be able to distribute energy use over the day.
"It can also be switched off during periods of high load, and in that way relieve the power grid and not create the same need for upgrades."