Gothenburg’s first permanent hydrogen refuelling station will be launched at the end of this month – marking the collaborative work between four companies.

The hydrogen refuelling station is located next to PowerCell Sweden AB’s premises at Hisingen in Gothenburg, Sweden. The Swedish fuel cell company PowerCell Sweden has, together with Hydrogen Sweden, Sweco AB and Oy Woikoski, participated in the project to build the new hydrogen station. Buses, light trucks and passenger cars can now refuel their vehicles at the new hydrogen refuelling station in Gothenburg once open on October 26th.

The hydrogen station is part-funded by Västra Götaland Region, Woikoski and the EU program INEA Ten-T.

“Hydrogen Sweden strives to put hydrogen on the national agenda to meet the EU directives on more environmentally friendly alternative fuels,” said Björn Aronsson, Executive Director, Hydrogen Sweden.

“The fuel station in Gothenburg makes it possible to link the route between Oslo, Norway and Malmö in southern Sweden, where refuelling stations already exist.”

“Hydrogen is part of Region Västra Götaland’s work for sustainable transportation. As a region, we want to help create more jobs while reducing the environmental impact,” said Regional Development Chairman Birgitta Losman. “The aim of the project is to invest in a basic infrastructure for hydrogen vehicles that makes it possible to create development in hydrogen vehicles and fuel cell technology in the Västra Götaland region.”

Hydrogen is a key future fuel that provides no environmental impact. The cars run on hydrogen, which is converted to electricity, which means that they emit only water vapour. Hydrogen produced from renewable energy sources is a fossil-free vehicle fuel. A fuel cell vehicle is powered by electricity and emits only water caused by a catalytic reaction in the fuel cell.