Beginning July the EU  Connecting Europe Facility programme approved the “Nordic Hydrogen Corridor” project, an interconnected hydrogen corridor between the Nordic capitals. Currently there are four hydrogen refuelling stations in Sweden: Stockholm Arlanda Airport, Gothenburg, Mariestad and Sandviken (see photo);  this year two additional stations will become operational in Stockholm and Malmö. With a budget of 19.4 million Euro, an additional 8 new stations will bring the number of Swedish to 14 by 2020.

“This is an essential link to enable long distance zero emission transport with fuel cell electric vehicles. Now we start the process of selecting the locations and we expect the stations to be in place by 2020” says Björn Aronsson, managing director Hydrogen Sweden, member of the EHA. A requirement for the EU funding is that the stations are placed along the core network transport corridors being the E20 / E18 Stockholm-Oslo (via Eskilstuna), E4 Stockholm-Helsingborg, E6 Malmö-Oslo and 40 Jönköping-Gothenburg.

The project also includes co-financing for electrolysers that produce hydrogen and a fleet 100-150 fuel cell electric vehicles. The project called “Nordic Hydrogen Corridor” is to be completed by end of 2020. Sweco will coordinate the project with partners in Hydrogen Sweden Association, AGA (part of Linde group), Hyundai and Toyota.