As a part of the Next Wave project, Hydrogen Denmark has been responsible for conducting an analysis describing the innovation and business potential for a roll-out of hydrogen and fuel cell buses in the Nordic region.
All project partners have participated in this analysis and provided data and information about the current status in these countries regarding hydrogen as a means for decarbonizing the transport sector in general and in relation to buses in particular.
While there are not a great number of hydrogen and fuel cell buses on the streets in the Nordic Region currently, and the hydrogen infrastructure is not yet sufficiently constructed, the potential for a roll out of hydrogen buses is vast.
This analysis has boiled down to five recommendations going forward with initiatives for implementation of hydrogen and fuel cell buses:
- comprehensive strategies,
- investments, scale,
- and a strengthening of Nordic collaboration.
Hydrogen and fuel cell technologies not only represent a means of decarbonizing the transport sector but also great business opportunities, that can create jobs, new industries, and export markets. The Nordic Region is a world leader in renewable energy and green hydrogen and fuel cell solutions are a natural next step. These new solutions present the Nordic Region with opportunities for future economic growth that is both sustainable and viable.
The Next Wave project is co-financed by Nordic Innovation through the Nordic Smart Mobility and Connectivity program and will deliver an analysis on large-scale transport of hydrogen with mobile pipeline, a description of the innovation and business potential for a roll-out of FC-buses in the Nordic region, as well as a coordinated action plan for stimulating the FC truck demand and a prospect for utilising hydrogen in heavy-duty equipment.
Finally, the project will contribute to national and Nordic hydrogen strategy processes even providing input to a possible Nordic hydrogen strategy.