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