Varanger KraftHydrogen AS and Norwegian Hydrogen AS, today (May 31), revealed plans to initially establish three-four stations in the east of the region to create a ‘hydrogen corridor’ between Berlevåg and Kirkenes.

The companies plan to utilise Finnmark’s locally produced hydrogen from Varanger’s Berlevåg facility which has a capacity to produce one tonne of green hydrogen per day, which the company says could fill 200 hydrogen-powered passenger cars every day.

Norwegian Hydrogen is poised to construct the infrastructure and distribute the Varanger produced hydrogen across the refuelling network.

The collaboration hopes that Enova SA, owned by the Norwegian Ministry of Climate and Environment will finance the project.

Jen Berge, CEO of Norwegian Hydrogen, and Christian Bue, CEO of Varanger KraftHydrogen, both said, “We want to expand hydrogen fuelling infrastructure throughout Finnmark, and Norwegian Hydrogen also has plans to expand production and fuelling stations in the rest of the Nordic region together with other partners.

“The dialogue with potential users of hydrogen is good. We have great faith in the future of green hydrogen produced in Berlevåg.”

Norwegian Hydrogen, last Monday (May 23), announced it had reached a milestone at the Hellesylt Hydrogen Hub with the project set to raise green hydrogen production capacity to 1,300kg per day.

Read more:  Major milestone achieved at Norwegian hydrogen Hub

Norway reiterated its commitment to developing the country’s hydrogen value chain, earlier this month (May 2022), to complement plans to develop 30GW of offshore wind production by 2040.

North American Hydrogen Summit  

H2 View is taking its events platform to America’s original clean hydrogen hub of California. Together with the California Fuel Cell Partnership (CaFCP), we will stage our North American Hydrogen Summit in San Francisco on July 14-15.

As our summit theme Building Bridges: Hydrogen hubs and investment suggests, the event will explore the $8bn of funding announced to create at least four regional hydrogen hubs in the US. These hubs will turbo-charge the nation’s progress toward heavy trucking and industrial sectors that run without producing carbon pollution – and they may just provide the path forward to a hydrogen-fuelled future.

With California and Texas vying to be America’s hydrogen capital today, where are the hubs of tomorrow? Further still, what can other states, and countries, learn from California’s success story? And how can we build bridges to a successful flow of international investment?

If you are a member of the CaFCP, be sure to grab your ticket at a discounted rate with a code that can be provided to you by the events team.

Full information about this event including attendance and sponsorship packages can be found here.