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HyNor Porsgrunn

Location: Porsgrunn, Norway
Opening date: June, 2007
Pressure: 700 bar

Rotherham Wind Hydrogen Station

Location: Catcliffe, United Kingdom
Opening date: September 2015
Pressure: 350 and 700 bar

HYPE / Pont de l’Alma

Location: Paris, France
Opening date:
Pressure: 700 bar

Multienergy station Bolzano

Location: Bolzano, Italy
Opening date: 2015
Pressure: 350 bar

Holstebro - Non-Road DK

Location: Holstebro, Denmark
Opening date: June, 2011
Pressure: 700 bar

TOTAL Heerstraße 37

Location: Berlin, Germany
Opening date: 2012
Pressure: 700 bar

Hyop Gaustad

Location: Oslo, Norway
Opening date: November, 2011
Pressure: 700 bar

Air Liquide Hydrogen Refueling Station

Location: Rhoon, The Netherlands
Opening date: 2016
Pressure: 70MPa

Holstebro Refueling Station

Location: Holstebro, Denmark
Opening date:
Pressure: 70MPa

The week in which the Euro 6 emission standards will take effect on all newly registered cars, several key reports came out that include important references to the state and perspective of hydrogen infrastructure development to assist key decision makers in framing their alternative fuel policies. As  mentioned by IEA Executive Director Maria van der Hoeven on the occasion of the presentation of the IEA Technology Roadmap on Hydrogen and Fuel Cells last June, it took 60 years from the first commercial production of oil before it captured 10% of the primary energy market, and then another two decades to reach 30%.  “Assuming a fast ramp-up of FCEV sales, a self-sustaining market could be achieved within 15 to 20 years after the introduction of the first 10 000 FCEVs”, the IEA roadmap indicated that “national and regional priorities should determine the value chains and the market barriers to be targeted”.

The final report of DG MOVE’s Expert Group on Future Transport Fuels on State of the Art on Alternative Fuels, that came out last July, complements the EU Commission’s current efforts to establish guidelines to assist Member States to develop their national policy framework for alternative fuels by November 18, 2016 as required by the Directive on the Deployment of Alternative Fuels Infrastructure (COM2014/94). A questionnaire has been sent out to Member States and industry;  EHA’s national member associations are currently soliciting their key national stakeholders to contribute their views as well.

Two of the three scenario’s in the latest country report on Germany of the Deep Decarbonization Pathways Project (DDPP), co-founded in 2013 by the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN) and the Institute for Sustainable Development and International Relations (IDDRI), included hydrogen as well.

As the recent 6th Eurostat report on sustainable development in Europe indicated as well, EU progress on cleaner transport is lacking compared to other indicators. The recent approval of three hydrogen corridor proposals by the Commission’s TEN T program with a total budget of over € 60 mln will provide key decision makers with enough ammunition  to fire up their national policy frameworks with available, European clean technology alternatives.