Sweden’s largest, and Stockholm’s first, hydrogen fuelling station for fuel-cell cars has been opened in Arlanda by Linde’s Swedish subsidiary AGA.

“Hydrogen in connection with fuel-cell technology now has a solid track record,” says Bo Dyrvold, responsible for Linde’s gases business in Northern Europe. “This hydrogen fuelling station in connection with Hyundai’s and Toyota’s fuel-cell cars offers the possibility to drive completely emission-free. It is very positive for us to be contributing to taking yet another step towards a more sustainable society.”

The new hydrogen fuelling station in the vicinity of Stockholm’s airport has a capacity of 180 fillings with a pressure of 700-bar per day. It takes only three minutes to fill the car up and the range is approximately 500 kilometres on a full hydrogen tank.

“The Linde Group, which AGA is a part of, is a world leader in hydrogen technology. Having set up approximately 100 hydrogen fuelling stations in 15 countries and having successfully completed over one million refuelling operations, Linde is leading the way in hydrogen infrastructure development,” the company said in a statement.

Fuel-cell cars run on hydrogen converted to electricity and emit only water vapour. The hydrogen comes from AGA’s facility in Sandviken, where water is split into hydrogen and oxygen with green electricity in an electrolyser.

The hydrogen fuelling station is supported by the EU via the HIT-2 project (Hydrogen Infrastructure for Transport).