Hydrogen buses now serving passengers in Heinenoord, NL
Heinenoord, The Netherlands, 11 March, 2022 – The new hydrogen station in Heinenoord in South Holland was today declared open as the station started supplying a fleet of 20 fuel cell buses with green hydrogen.
Today the new heavy-duty hydrogen refuelling station built by Everfuel in Heinenoord, NL, started dispensing hydrogen for a fleet of 20 hydrogen buses from Connexxion that are co-funded by the Clean Hydrogen Partnership as part of the JIVE 2 project. The station was realised through a close collaboration between the province of Zuid-Holland, the municipality of Hoeksche Waard, Connexxion who operates the buses and Everfuel who built and operates the station.
Ready for the future
The station has the capacity to accommodate 50+ fuel cell buses in a redundant set-up. The station can be scaled up to accommodate fuelling of other fuel cell vehicles such as trucks in the future. This is a major step in the energy transition in the province of Zuid-Holland, where the aim is to provide zero emission public transport by 2030. Everfuel will be supplying the station with green hydrogen produced at sites in the Netherlands, Germany and Denmark for a minimum of 12 years.
At the opening Connexxion demonstrated how a fuel cell bus is refuelled with hydrogen and Everfuel gave a tour of the station and a look behind the scenes.
“The opening of the new hydrogen refuelling station is an essential step towards reaching our ambition: zero emission public transport by 2030,” says Frederik Zevenbergen, regional minister at the province of Zuid-Holland.
“We are delighted to contribute to the decarbonisation of the public transport in the province of Zuid-Holland. Adopting new technologies to fight climate change is something we take great pride in, and we look forward to operating the fleet of hydrogen buses,” says Ben Dwars the regional director at Connexxion.
“The station in Heinenoord is one of the largest hydrogen stations in Europe. Building such a station with the support of the visionary collaborators, has been a great pleasure. It truly demonstrates that the energy transition is happening now, and that green hydrogen is a sustainable energy carrier on the way to reaching fossil-free transportation,” says Jacob Krogsgaard the CEO at Everfuel.
For additional information please contact:
Lea Vindvad Hansen, Investor Relations & Communications Manager, Everfuel, +45 61 93 02 05
Sven Butter, spokesperson at the province of Zuid-Holland, +31 614661742.
The Heinenoord HRS receives funding under the MEHRLIN project co-financed by the European Union's Connecting Europe Facility. The JIVE and JIVE2 projects have received funding from the Clean Hydrogen Partnership (formerly known as FCH JU) under Grant Agreement No 735582 and 779563. This Joint Undertaking receives support from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme, Hydrogen Europe and Hydrogen Europe Research.
About Everfuel | www.everfuel.com Everfuel is making green hydrogen for zero-emission mobility commercially available across Europe, offering competitive all-inclusive hydrogen supply- and fuelling solutions. We own and operate green hydrogen infrastructure and partner with vehicle OEMs to connect the entire hydrogen value chain and seamlessly provide hydrogen fuel to enterprise customers under long-term contracts. Green hydrogen is a 100% clean fuel made from renewable energy and key to electrification of the transportation sector in Europe and a sustainable future. We are a young ambitious company, headquartered in Herning, Denmark, and with activities in Norway, Denmark, Sweden, The Netherlands, Germany and Belgium, and a plan to grow across Europe. Everfuel is listed on Euronext Growth in Oslo under EFUEL.