Haskel Hydrogen Systems, an Ingersoll Rand Business, is working with ECUBES Technologies, a Slovenia based energy strategy consultancy firm, to deliver the first hydrogen fuelling station in Slovenia supporting the creation of a first European cross-border Hydrogen Valley in the North Adriatic region.
The refuelling station for hydrogen-fuelled vehicles was opened last month at Salonit Anhovo, as part of a summit event, attended by high-level government officials of Slovenia, Croatia, and the Italian region of Friuli Venezia Giulia, to mark the foundation and development of the North Adriatic Cross-Border Hydrogen Valley.
The fuelling station project is a first deployment of Zero Emission Mobility Corridor project developed by ECUBES. This is joint investment of the companies ECUBES and SALONIT ANHOVO and this station is the first step towards development of a fuelling and this station is the first step towards development of larger refueling infrastructure as hydrogen vehicles are deployed in the country. It is intended that the hydrogen will be sourced from excessive industrial heat on site, resulting in green hydrogen being used to fuel the vehicles.
Aleksander Gerbec, CEO ECUBES, commented: “The North Adriatic Cross-Border Hydrogen Valley will bring together stakeholders from across the region has immense potential for provision of clean energy of the future and attainment of environment targets, and allows building a competitive and innovative North Adriatic region with several new highly specialized jobs of the future.
“Easy scalable solution like NANO, in a combination with proprietary energy storage solution - Inorganic Liquid Hydrogen Carrier technology H2GENIUM, enables safe and efficient response to the growing demand for Hydrogen refuelling infrastructure. ”
Stephen Learney, Vice President and General Manager of Haskel, said: “The Nano station installed on site at SALONIT ANHOVO is perfect for this type of application and is designed to be easily scaled as the project develops and demand for hydrogen refuelling increases.
“Refuelling capability is an important part of developing the infrastructure needed to support the creation of the North Adriatic Cross-Border Hydrogen Valley and rapid implementation will be beneficial to the entire region, attracting investment and creating jobs. Haskel is pleased to be involved in this project.”
Haskel Nano refuelling stations are compact, plug-and-play systems, ideal for serving the needs of samller fleets. With a flexible configuration for specific vehicle applications and a smaller footprint, the Nano stations are easily portable and will integrate seamlessly within customer sites, depots and newly developed locations.
The NORTH ADRIATIC HYDROGEN ECOSYSTEM Conference was attended by government officials, industrial and research partners, and local authorities who presented their endorsement for the project. Approaches to and experiences with the development of hydrogen valleys acquired globally were presented, along with the challenges pertaining to cross-border projects. Participants shared their views and experiences, and underscored the importance of cross sectoral integration in the forthcoming green energy transition.
The importance of the North Adriatic Cross border Hydrogen Valley, and others like it, was highlighted by President of the European commission Ursula Von der Leyen has in her opening speech at the conference Hydrogen Week in Brussels, highlighting its role in the acceleration of the hydrogen economy in Europe.
Read the full speech of President Von der Leyen at the opening of the European Hydrogen Week.
Further information and updates on the North Adriatic Cross-border Hydrogen Valley can be found here.
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