About the project

Despite the large use of hydrogen in various industrial sectors, the use in transport applications has so far been very limited. The theoretical potential for hydrogen in road transport, on the other hand, is very large.

Hydrogen filling stations are often not profitable due to high investment, operating and maintenance costs and low sales volumes. Costs can be lowered by upscaling, but it requires higher sales volumes than today. An alternative is to use existing infrastructure (production, distribution and filling station) for other hydrogen-containing fuels (eg. methane).

The project aims to investigate the possibilities of using existing infrastructure for upgraded biogas to enable increased establishment of hydrogen. The project adopts a system perspective where four different possible solutions for the implementation of the multi-filling- station for LBG/CBG and hydrogen are compared regarding technology maturity, investment and operating costs and CO2-benefits.

Facts

Manager
Anton Fagerström, IVL Swedish Environmental Research Institute

Contact
anton.fagestrom@ivl.se

Participants
Anders Hjort, IVL // Stefan Heyne, CIT Industrial Energy

Time plan
15 June 2020 - 31 December 2021

Total project cost
2 800 000 SEK

Funding
The Swedish Energy Agency, the f3 partners organisations, AB Borlänge Energi. E.on Biofor Sverige AB, Gasum AB, IVL, Metacon AB, Neste AB, Nilsson Energy, Powercell Sweden AB, Sandviken municipality, Trollhättan Energi and Volvo Technology AB.

Swedish Energy Agency's project number within the collaborative research program
50324-1

The projects has a reference group consisting of representatives of fuel producers, filling stations, technology providers and users. These are E.on, Volvo, Borlänge Energi, Powercell, Metacon and Sandviken
Pure Power.