Uno-X Hydrogen AS, a Nel ASA joint venture, has been awarded a grant of NOK 20m ($2.4m) for expanding the Norwegian hydrogen (H2) network with two H2 fuelling stations in Akershus.

The grant was awarded by the Norwegian public enterprise Enova SF, who is responsible for the promotion of environmentally friendly production and consumption of energy. In 2017, Enova issued a support programme to support establishment of H2 infrastructure, as well as support for fleet users to purchase H2 vehicles and stations.

Nel’s CEO Jon André Løkke said, “This will ensure a solid initial network of fuelling stations in Akershus county. Furthermore, it marks an important next step in establishing a network of H2 fuelling stations that will enable wide-spread use of H2 vehicles in and between the major cities in Norway by 2020. The support is also another positive signal from the government recognizing H2 as an important zero-emission fuel for the Norwegian transport sector. 

Roger Hertzenberg, CEO of Uno-X Hydrogen, added, “Uno-X Hydrogen is a strong believer in H2 and fuel cell electric vehicles as the most user-friendly zero-emission solution in Norway. Our goal is to provide the necessary infrastructure – securing our customers several zero emission-alternatives to choose from, and to meet the demand for H2 fuel in a convenient way at the lowest possible cost for the consumer.”