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Next Nordic Green Transport Wave - Large Vehicles

2019 - 2021 Active

The Nordic countries, especially Norway and Iceland, have taken major steps towards electrification of the transport with battery electric vehicles (BEVs). However, little is happening regarding larger vehicles as battery solution still are not able to provide heavy-duty users (e.g. buses, trucks and lorries) the mobility they need. 

Fuel cell electric vehicles using hydrogen as a fuel can solve this. The focus of this project is on providing infrastructure for a larger scale deployment of trucks, buses and lorries. The goal of the project is to further strengthen the global technological lead of the Nordic countries by stimulating the very first hydrogen infrastructure made available for larger vehicles.

The project 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.

Project partners

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Hydrogen Denmark

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Vätgas Sverige

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Kunnskapsbyen Lillestrøm

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New Icelandic Energy

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Norsk Hydrogenforum

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VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland

Contact person

Kristian E. Vik, Norwegian Hydrogen Forum

kristian.vik@hydrogen.no

Background

In May 2019, Nordic Innovation published a call for proposals under the Nordic Smart and Mobility and Connectivity program. The call was meant to foster the establishment of Nordic innovation projects, new Nordic partnerships, value chains and/or business models that help to speed up the transition to a sustainable future, where Nordic citizens benefit from innovative mobility and connectivity solutions.

We received 12 applications from a wide range of Nordic actors working with smart mobility and connectivity and after careful consideration, with the help of extern evaluation panel consisting of experts from all the Nordic countries, four projects were approved for funding. The four projects receiving funding of up to NOK 4 million, represent a variation of transport modes, geography, types of partners and project activities.

Contacts

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Nina Egeli

Senior Innovation Adviser
Internationalization, innovation and business development support, in combination with a strong background in strategy and policy development are main pillars in Nina’s professional life. Through project design and management, she aims to fit market needs with relevant services and opportunities that allows new business partnerships and business projects to prosper.

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Mikael von Dorrien

Senior Innovation Adviser
Mikael has long experience working within the field of hightech startups. With a background from Swedish Almi Invest, he has in depth knowledge of the startup investor market. Since 2014 Mikael has worked at Nordic Innovation with entrepreneurship, Nordic Innovation Houses and now the Nordic Smart Mobility and Connectivity program.

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Ivar Josefsson

Innovation Adviser
Ivar combines his international experience with an environmental background to identify the most promising Nordic projects for achieving sustainable growth. His main strengths lie within the fields of international relations and environment, and he worked briefly in the international development sector prior to joining Nordic Innovation in 2018.

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