Hydrogen and fuel cell technology sparks interest in Bulgaria


With a goal to have ten hydrogen (H2) stations by 2025, Bulgaria has revealed its interest to test H2 buses in public transport.

The country is “talking about it” announced the Mayor of Sofia, Yordanka Fandakova, at the opening of the Hydrogen Summit in Sofia at the end of May.

The Hydrogen Summit was organised by the Fuel Cells and Hydrogen Joint Undertaking (FCH JU) during the Bulgarian Presidency of the Council of the EU and marked the 10th anniversary of the FCH JU.

It was attended by a number of Bulgarian politicians, including MEP Peter Kouroumbashev, Minister of Education Krasimir Valchev, and Deputy Transport Minister Anguel Popov, who said that H2-fuelled vehicles represented the future of cars. Currently there are no charging stations for hydrogen cars in Bulgaria, but the goal is to build ten charging stations by 2025, said Popov.

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