STRING Facilitates Green Transition in the European Transport Sector
Local and regional governments in Germany, Denmark, Sweden, and Norway together with six private companies have applied for EU/CEF funding to support a connected network of hydrogen fuelling stations from Hamburg to Oslo.
The alternatives to fossil fuels are already here, and hydrogen fuel cell technology brings hope for a zero-emission revolution in road transport. STRING members are now planning to invest in the fuelling network that will make it all possible.
A hydrogen vehicle refuels in 5-12 minutes, making it possible to transport goods and people without the logistical challenges of charging battery-operated alternatives. Moreover, hydrogen vehicles are silent, and their only by-product is water. However, to make hydrogen fuels a reliable alternative to petrol and diesel, we must make it available. This requires the establishment of fuelling infrastructure, STRING organisation notes.
To solve the issue of fuelling infrastructure, STRING members and six private companies have initiated a cross-border public/private partnership to invest in a series of hydrogen fuelling stations, with the help of EU funding.
If approved, the project GREATER4H will accelerate the deployment of hydrogen vehicles in the entire megaregion and make Northern Europe a global frontrunner in the green transition of road transport.
The private partners – Denmarks’ Everfuel, Norway’s Hynion and Germany’s GP JOULE – will build and operate the refuelling stations, while Quantron from Germany will among other responsibilities supply hydrogen vehicles in different weight categories.
The GREATER4H -project will act as catalyst in speeding up deliveries of hydrogen vehicles from vehicles manufacturers. In addition, Denmark’s Ørsted and RENOVA from Sweden have joined the project as associated partners.
– A zero-emission transport sector is only possible with a zero-emission fuelling network. If we succeed, Greater4H will be a great leap forward for the green transition, and it will illustrate how we can achieve a full decarbonization of road transport, Minister of Justice, European Affairs and Consumer Protection, Claus Christian Claussen said in a statement.
International PulPaper Rescheduled to June
The international PulPaper 2022 -event that is organised at Helsinki Expo and Convention Centre has been rescheduled from March to June due to challenges surrounding the Covid situation. The three-day event will be held from 7–9 June 2022 at Helsinki Expo and Convention Centre.
Pulpaper 2022 was to take place 29–31 March 2022. However, many companies still have travel bans in early spring.
– The forest industry’s PulPaper has previously been held in June, so the new date is excellent, says Business Manager Marcus Bergström at Helsinki Expo and Convention Centre.
– After a long break, we want to organise a meeting place where visitors have the possibility to study developments within the forestry branch, new products, and information, he adds.
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