Under development as part of a joint venture set up by Hynion and Hyrex last year, the pilot station is set to refuel the Hyrex 28 prototype, a cruiser boat comprised of a 20kWh battery pack and 300kWg hydrogen range extender.

Featuring an electrolyser, a hydrogen compressor and a dispenser, the station sets the stage for what can be achieved for the zero-emissions marine industry and supports Norway’s net-zero targets.

The project will look for support from Enova to construct the station.

Ulf Hafseld, CEO of Hynion AS, said, “Hydrogen will be important for the decarbonisation of the transport sector in Norway, not least in the maritime sector. Although other modes of transport account for larger emissions than leisure boats, this is a significant segment.

“The Norwegian authorities have given clean signals that emissions from leisure boats should be reduced by 50%. The establishment of floating hydrogen stations will improve the availability of hydrogen as a fuel for the leisure boat segment and thus significantly reduce greenhouse gas emissions from this market.

Hafseld continued, “The collaborative project between Hynion AS and Hyrex AS is important because it demonstrates that hydrogen as a fuel for leisure boats is a good and accessible alternative. In addition, this initiative will drive the technology development of Norwegian-produced, environmentally friendly leisure boats.”

Henrik Torgersen, CEO of Hyrex, added, “With the Hyrex 28 prototype, we demonstrate that hydrogen can play a significant role in making electric boats more usable by offering a more extended cruising range, compared to the alternative of using batteries only. Filling opportunities for hydrogen in the ports is needed to start the green technology shift. That is why a collaboration with Hynion is essential.”

Building Bridges: Hydrogen Hubs and Investment

This July, H2 View will hold its first-ever in-person event in the sunshine state of California.

Hosted in partnership with the California Fuel Cell Partnership, the event will explore the nation’s plans for at least four hydrogen hubs as well as take an in-depth look at the international investment California and the wider US are seeing.

Confirmed speakers already include the Clean Hydrogen Future Coalition, the Texas Hydrogen Alliance and Plug Power. We are will soon be adding to our jam-packed agenda, so keep your eyes peeled!

Further information on the event, agenda and confirmed speakers can be found here.

To book your ticket now for the early-bird rate of $1,000.