Nel Hydrogen A/S, a subsidiary of Nel ASA, has been awarded a research and development (R&D) grant of €1m from the Danish Energy Technology Development and Demonstration Programme (EUDP) for continued H2Station® hydrogen development.

The grant was awarded for the continued development of heavy duty H2Station® technology, which is vital for the joint technology development with Nikola Motor company and the work to revolutionise the heavy-duty trucking industry with a nationwide US network of hydrogen stations.

“We are pleased to receive continued support from the Danish EUDP programme for our H2Station fuelling technology. The support will contribute to our continued efforts in increasing hydrogen fuelling capacity, particularly for heavy duty vehicles, and to reduce the cost of dispensed hydrogen,” said Jørn Rosenlund, Senior Vice President of Nel Hydrogen Fuelling.

“Nikola is working collaboratively with Nel on developing heavy duty fuelling technology and consider investments in such technologies very important for the continued commercialisation of 40 tonne fuel cell trucks,” says Jesse Schneider EVP Hydrogen & Fuel Cell Technology, Nikola Motor Company.

The EUDP funding is awarded to support development and demonstration of new energy technologies and related research, upon a thorough third-party evaluation process.

“The EUDP support for Nel efforts on increasing H2Station fuelling capacity is a recognition of the relevance and perspectives for hydrogen in heavy duty vehicles and our contribution to achieving Danish environmental goals,” Rosenlund concluded.