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Uno-X and Hyop awarded funding support for Norwegian hydrogen stations

Enova SF, a funding agency owned by the Norwegian Ministry of Petroleum and Energy and charged with supporting the development of energy and climate technology, has announced that it has awarded NOK 30 million (≈ EUR 3.03 million) in funding to support the construction of three hydrogen fuelling stations in Akershus and Oslo.

In June this year, Enova announced its annual call for funding support for up to three hydrogen fuelling stations in a bid to facilitate the faster growth in the use of hydrogen vehicles in Norway.

The transport sector will eventually be emissions-free, and here hydrogen can play an important role. Enova wishes to facilitate a gradual increase in hydrogen supply to help accelerate growth as hydrogen vehicles are gradually rising. Therefore, we are pleased to contribute to three new filling stations that will build experience for further efforts, said Nils Kristian Nakstad, Managing Director of Enova.

According to Roger Hertzenberg, CEO, Uno-X Hydrogen, the company plans to build 20 hydrogen refuelling stations in Norway by 2020. The first two will be built in Bergen (photo courtesy Uno-X Hydrogen).

Fuel retailer Uno-X Hydrogen was awarded just over NOK 20 million (≈ EUR 2 million) in support for the construction of two hydrogen stations. The filling stations must be established at Ås and Hvam. Enova has previously provided support to two stations in Bergen, and Uno-X also operates the Enova-supported hydrogen station in Sandvika, which opened last year.

Hyop AS, a company dedicated to operating hydrogen refuelling stations and production facilities, was awarded NOK 10.4 million (≈ EUR 1.03 million) in support for the establishment of a hydrogen station at Ryen in Oslo. This will replace the current station at Gaustad. In addition, Hyop has hydrogen filling stations at Høvik, Lillestrøm and Gardermoen in Akershus and at Herøya in Porsgrunn.

According to the terms of the funding support, all three hydrogen stations must be operational by September 1, 2019.

In line with the market

Enova received a total of four applications for support for the construction of hydrogen stations, of which three applications were eligible. Thus Enova supported all qualified hydrogen projects in this funding round.

We had the ambition to support up to three hydrogen stations this year, and we have now met. Based on the application pile, the level of our commitment appears to be in line with what the market itself has capacity for, said Nakstad.

Enova confirms that it is possible to apply for support for the construction of filling stations also in 2018.

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