Sweden’s fourth hydrogen refuelling station

On 6th December 2016, Sweden’s fourth hydrogen refuelling station was opened in Sandviken. You can refuel your hydrogen fuel cell car here safe in the knowledge that it only emits water – so clean that you can drink it.

The best thing about refuelling with hydrogen in Sandviken is that the entire production process is green. The hydrogen is produced using electrolysis, and the electricity needed for the electrolysis comes from the wind farm in Jädraås. Thanks to the hydrogen lines that go from AGA to Sandvik’s industrial area, the hydrogen reaches the refuelling station without any need for transportation.

Energy from renewable energy sources is stored with hydrogen

Storage of electricity has long been a big issue for producers of renewable energy sources, such as solar, hydro and wind. Hydrogen is a good solution to the issue. By producing hydrogen with the help of electrolysis, electricity can be stored for usage at a later time. Transforming hydrogen to energy requires a fuel cell, which can be used in cars and heavy lorries, and also as stationary units for heat and electricity. The only emissions are water and heat. Sandvik manufactures the coated tapes that are at the core of the fuel cells.

It’s a unique collaboration between the local council, Sandvik and AGA Gas that has made the refuelling station possible. Sandvik makes the fuel cell components, AGA Gas makes the hydrogen and the local council enables the refuelling station with the help of a subsidy from Fuel Cells and Hydrogen 2 Joint Undertakingexternal link, opens in new window*.

Are you considering a hydrogen fuel cell car? Contact us at kommun@sandviken.se and we’ll be happy to tell you more.

* This project has received funding from the Fuel Cells and Hydrogen 2 Joint Undertaking under grant agreement No 671438. This Joint Undertaking receives support from the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme, Hydrogen Europe and the New European Research Grouping on Fuel Cells and Hydrogen ("N.ERGHY")

Sandviken Pure Power

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Sandviken is such a place in the field of fossil-free and climate-neutral energy. Here we create, together, innovation power.

Sandviken Pure Power is an open communication concept that is administered by the Municipality of Sandviken. Here we come together, who wants to contribute in making Sweden one of the world's first fossil-free countries. It is here it happens. Right now.


Are you more interested in what is happening in the region regarding fossil-free transport and energy, please contact:
Anders Lundell, EU Strategist, Sandviken Municipality, anders.lundell@sandviken.se

Are you more interested in the communication concept Sandviken PurePower, contact:
Odd Westby, Head of Information, Sandviken Municipality, odd.westby@sandviken.se