French renewable energy producer Qair has announced its purchase of half the shares of H2 Iceland (owned and operated by Orkan) with the objective of tripling the number of hydrogen refuelling stations (HRS), from the current two to six. H2 Iceland has operated two HRS since 2018, one in Reykjavík and the other bordering Keflavik International Airport. An essential step for the energy transition of larger vehicles and heavy-duty transport, the development will also enable H2 cars to travel around the island of Iceland. As reported by news site Mbl.is and the local Business News.
The two HRS were deployed as part of the Hydrogen Mobility Europe project, in which Icelandic New Energy is a partner. The project has received funding from the Fuel Cells and Hydrogen 2 Joint Undertaking (now Clean Hydrogen Partnership) under Grant Agreement No 671438 & No 700350. This Joint Undertaking receives support from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation programme, Hydrogen Europe and Hydrogen Europe Research.