Decentralized green hydrogen system solution for transport, transition & resilience

Decentralized green hydrogen system solution for transport, transition & resilience

Kraftringen, in cooperation with Nilsson Energy, are planning to build a complete decentralized green hydrogen system solution with production and off-take for several different applications. This in Skåne (Scania) ,energy zone 4, where power availability and resilience are of increased importance. This is also the gateway to Sweden from the European continent making it vital for connecting the Hydrogen Corridor for transportation.

Project description & benefits:
▪ Renewable production from local windmills and solar systems.
▪ Hydrogen filling station(s), enabling both private, public, and heavy transports to transition to
green fuel with no emissions but water.
▪ Reuse of surplus heat and possibilities to use oxygen from the process in industries and
▪ Through storage and usage of hydrogen we can solve the growing discrepancy in demand and
availability regarding electrical power.
▪ Green backup power for Kraftringen ́s district cooling system, providing the regional hospital
and scientific labs with crucial cooling. Safety and robustness for important community-bearing
functions. Worlds first hydrogen back-up power on this scale.
▪ This system will strengthen existing infrastructure as well as kickstart the infrastructure of
tomorrow, emission free. The sharing and cascading of knowledge and experience to other cities and companies in EU will catalyse and speed up the transition to a greener, more sustainable EU.

Barriers and risks:
To get the hydrogen society up and running, many factors must cooperate; production, storage, transport, back-up power. This is all considered in the systematic approach. Kraftringen has identified customers, ready to switch their transports to hydrogen. If they would back down, the back-up power can mitigate this risk since there will be off takers of the hydrogen anyway.

About Kraftringen & Nilsson Energy:
Kraftringen is a regional Swedish energy company, with the ambition to lead the development of the sustainable society. It has proven track-record of bringing new energy solutions to the market and naturally an extensive regional network and profound local knowledge. Kraftringen is open to share and inspire through its solutions. More info: https://www.kraftringen.se/om-kraftringen/

Nilsson Energy is a pioneering green hydrogen turnkey system solution provider with proven track-record. Nilsson Energy has delivered the World ́s first off-grid decentralised hydrogen productions site from solar that feeds a filling station open to the public. The customer, “Electrivillage” Mariestad, has recently been appointed by EU as a vital location for large scale green hydrogen production to be used to power fuel cell trains that currently run on diesel. (Kinnekullebanan). More info: www.nilssonenergy.com & https://vimeo.com/user92740057


(production site, storage, tank station and back-up power): 7,4 MEuro.



Contact information:

Mikael Dennbo
Innovation- and sustainability strategist

Swedish green Recovery

The timing of the European Green Deal and the Climate law is excellent. Since around the time of the Paris agreement, there is an impatient willingness to act in the business sector, and we need authorities to catalyse this development.

The Swedish 2030-secretariat was founded to support Sweden’s ambition to decarbonize the transport sector. The Swedish Climate Law set an ambitious sector target for transport –  70 percent reduction of carbon dioxide by 2030. Through 70 partners from industry, municipalities and organisations the 2030-secretariat is supporting this ambitious development, independent of technical solutions or political parties. We are convinced that we need to work in parallel on behaviour, fuels (all low carbon or zero emission fuels) and vehicle technologies. All is needed.

We invited partners to send in proposals that fit well within Green recovery under the Green Deal. We have collected some 30 proposals, mostly in Sweden, in different areas using different technologies. We, the 2030-secretariat, are a Coalition of the willing with a focus on the target year 2030. There are many initiatives brewing in Sweden.

We strongly support initiatives like the Green recovery fund, and we see an increasing interest to take part. In this work we would like to stress the following:

• Allow for a multitude of solutions. We do not know which technology will be decisive, but we do know that many different technologies will be needed

• Changing our behaviour and the use of digital mobility is as important as legislation for vehicles or fuels. The 2020’s is the decade of digitalization, let’s invite digital solutions into the mobility sector

• Avoid having the good alternatives compete. The future is a combo; electricity, hydrogen, biofuels, biogas and some of the new fuels entering the market

• Do not separate fuels in generations or levels of sophistication. We are interested in the greenhouse gas reduction potential of the fuels, not what they are called

We sense a strong willingness to move forward, a season of change that is both needed and welcome. We hope that these initiatives can inspire. If you like an idea – steal it, if you want to participate, contact the person listed by the project. But most importantly, get inspired by what is possible.

The Swedish 2030-secretariat is made up of 70 partners from industry, municipalities and organisations joined in one common goal – supporting Sweden in reaching a 70 percent reduction of CO2 in the Swedish transport sector by 2030. We work in three areas, all equally important: vehicle technology, fuels and electrification and behaviour. All three important areas that need to deliver if we are to reach the climate target for the transport sector. The 2030-secretariat is independent from individual companies and political parties and does not favour any specific technology or solution. The reduction of CO2 is what counts. We are equally inspired by entrepreneurship and innovation as we are with grit, the on-going task of increasing efficiency. We need all to reach the climate targets.