Norwegian hydrogen economy agreement planned


The Mazda Motor Corporation and HyNor (Hydrogen Road of Norway) have signed an agreement to collaborate in the development of hydrogen fuel and hydrogen vehicles, further demonstrating the planning for a future hydrogen economy throughout the world.

HyNor is a Norwegian joint industry initiative to implement a demonstration hydrogen energy infrastructure along a route of 580km from Oslo to Stavanger and intends to purchase a total of 30 rotary-engine Mazda RX-8 Hydrogen RE vehicles, starting from summer 2008.

The HyNor project comprises all the steps necessary to develop a hydrogen society adapted to local conditions and is planning for various means of transport including buses, taxis, private cars and both regional and long-distance national transport.

A future hydrogen economy is a concept countries across the globe seem to be preparing and planning for, and a similar hydrogen infrastructure project is under way in Sweden under the banner, Hydrogen Sweden.

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