Hy­dro­gen re­fu­elling sta­tion un­der con­struc­tion; project’s costs planned at EUR 16.1 mil­lion

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On Mon­day, 15 May, con­struc­tion of a hy­dro­gen re­fu­elling sta­tion com­menced in Riga, Vieni­bas gatve 6, as re­ported by Rī­gas satiksme.

The project’s costs are planned at EUR 16.1 mil­lion. 50% of this amount is co-fi­nanced by the Euro­pean Union. Con­struc­tion of the hy­dro­gen re­fu­elling sta­tion is be­ing per­formed as part of H2Nodes in­ter­na­tional project. The sta­tion will be avail able for re­fu­elling pub­lic trans­ports, as well as pub­lic use. Hy­dro­gen-pow­ered buses can cover 300-400 km with a sin­gle 7-10 re­fu­elling. Trol­ley­buses can cover up to 200 km with­out a con­tact net­work. Light pas­sen­ger ve­hi­cles can cover 600 km from a sin­gle 3-5 minute re­fu­elling, the com­pany re­ports.

Rī­gas satiksme is H2Nodes project’s co­or­di­na­tor.

«This project is be­ing re­al­ized not only in Riga, but also Per­nava and Arn­hem. As part of the project, RS will be supplied with ten trol­ley­buses fit­ted with sec­ondary power sup­ply pow­ered by hy­dro­gen. The tran­si­tion to hy­dro­gen as an al­ter­na­tive fuel re­source and more ef­fi­cient bat­ter­ies se­cures more ef­fi­cient use of fuel for ve­hi­cles and pro­motes the in­tro­duc­tion of emis­sion-free ve­hi­cles,» RS ex­plains.

Lita Krone/LETA

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