This is where the P2X-rubber meets the road
Meet Everfuel – the GreenLab partner that is on a mission to develop a European-wide offering of hydrogen supply and fueling solutions by 2030. This is the last article in our 2020 series about the P2X value chain at GreenLab – and what a way to end.
“You can’t put a battery in a truck”
In our article series, you have met Eurowind that produces GreenLab’s green power; you have met Green Hydrogen Systems that converts the power to hydrogen, and you have met REintegrate that uses some of the hydrogen to produce e-methanol. Now it’s time for you to meet Everfuel.
Everfuel’s role in GreenLab is to take the hydrogen from our Power-to-X production and distribute it to heavy duty transportation – that means city busses, intercity busses, and trucks. Their overall goal is to make hydrogen a commercially viable and competitive alternative to fossil fuels. CEO Jacob Krogsgaard explains why:
“While batteries are great for smaller vehicles and shorter distances, they are not the solution for heavy transportation and long distances. That is where hydrogen comes in as the obvious alternative”.
The hydrogen business case
Jacob Krogsgaard stresses that for the business case to work, the hydrogen needs to be produced where green power is accessible and cheap.
“We have a strong focus on delivering a great business case. We will only succeed in developing a market for green hydrogen if it is possible to produce it, distribute it, and fill it into your car in a cost competitive way”, he says.
“That is why it is interesting for us to be part of GreenLab”. Everfuel currently has projects lined up in Denmark, Holland, Sweden, Germany, and Norway – and the interest in green hydrogen continues to grow.
A strategy for green transportation
We still don’t have a mature market for heavy transportation fueled by hydrogen in Denmark.
Part of the reason is the lack of a national hydrogen strategy (as stated by many GreenLab partners in 2020). “In Norway, they are working in the right direction”, says Jacob Krogsgaard. “They have understood that electricity only solves the easy half of the problem with transportation – the other half – the more difficult one – needs to be solved by hydrogen.
If we want hydrogen to be a real alternative to fossil fuels, we need a sufficient number of hydrogen-run vehicles at a sufficiently low price. It would be a strong signal if the Danish politicians decided to aim for a certain number of vehicles within a defined period of time. We are ready to supply the needed value chain – we just need a green light from the people in power”.