Hydrogen Infrastructure heavy duty start up Gothenburg

Hydrogen Infrastructure heavy duty start up Gothenburg

Invest and establish new to market hydrogen sites in the Gothenburg area

The project is aiming at establishing new to market hydrogen sites in the Gothenburg area to support the delivery of heavy-duty vehicles on the market 2023-2024 and onwards.

The initial phase will start with a few pilot trucks in order to learn and understand the needs around a roll out of a more sizeable fleet. The pilot sites will not have initial economies of scale but would be seen as part of a learning project for the full value chain and needed business models. A successful project will support establishing a network of several truck hub locations in Sweden 2024 – 2030.

A number of areas will be evaluated and assessed including but not limited to

  • Industry Sector Coupling (vehicle, fuel, harbour etc which will be part of the project)
  • Multi option energy carrier sites (hydrogen, biofuels / HVO), battery electricity)
  • Use of existing industry infrastructure (for production and possible pipelines) and societal infrastructure. Flexible to be decided pipeline or onsite production
  • Use of land in right and easy access location (harbour)
  • Flexible to be decided gas or liquid
  • Evaluation phased implementation (fuel/H2 quality, learnings for extended future projects, legislations/regulations needed etc.)
  • Powertrain evaluation for most cost-efficient future business model

The business model evaluation will to a large degree define the decision and include cost, time and CO2 efficiency.


Disclaimer: Potential projects are on a conceptual level and neither sanctioned nor approved by relevant board.


Funding amount to be discussed and related to definition of scope.
Minimum: 5 MEUR for one pilot site.


Construction period 1-2 years.


Per-Arne Karlsson
Director Public Affairs och Renewable Energy
+46 708 118448

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.