Hynion steps up hydrogen fuel profile in Sweden

By Dominic Ellis
Hynion has entered into an agreement to supply buses in Sandviken with hydrogen and is taking over Linde's hydrogen filling station

Hynion has entered into an agreement to supply buses in Sandviken with hydrogen and is taking over Linde's hydrogen filling station in the Sweden locality to provide hydrogen fuel to buses and cars.

With the acquisition of the hydrogen station in Sandviken, Hynion says it will become Sweden's largest supplier of zero-emission hydrogen fuel, with three stations now in Gothenburg, Stockholm and Sandviken.

Transdev has recently invested in two hydrogen buses and will soon put these buses into regular traffic on behalf of X-trafik, the public transport principal in Sandviken. In a collaboration between X-trafik, Linde and Hynion, the buses were refuelled in December to complete the initial testing. Hynion will continue to be responsible for refuelling when the buses go into regular traffic.

“We are pleased that Hynion is taking over the hydrogen station in Sandviken. Having competent and reliable players throughout the chain is crucial for the successful operation of our two hydrogen buses,” said Fredrik Beckius, business manager Gävleborg and Hälsingland, Transdev Sverige AB.

Dialogue with Linde has been ongoing since Hynion took over the station at Arlanda last summer and it will now take over the operation and ownership of the station in Sandviken from February 1.

Hynion is planning for a permanent solution for refuelling of the buses. The first two, and subsequent buses, can be refuelled regularly at the hydrogen filling station and the public station is open to all.

Sandviken has been at the forefront of using hydrogen cars, and companies in the city have driven hydrogen cars refuelling at the local station for several years. 

"We are delighted with the functionality of the hydrogen cars. We are the first company in Sweden to open up for employees to have hydrogen cars as company cars.  We look forward to a good collaboration with a committed station operator such as Hynion”, said Johan Mildner, Country HR Coordinator Sweden Sandvik Group.

"We note that there is great interest in using hydrogen in Sandviken and that several players have already started using hydrogen cars. When the first buses come into operation, we see it is a place where we can build up volumes at the station early. We will work actively with the local players to ensure a positive development for hydrogen as a fuel in the region," said Slavica Djuric, Managing Director of Hynion Sweden.

Sweden aims to have zero net emissions of greenhouse gases by 2045. To read Sweden's Strategy for Fossil Fuel Competitiveness - Hydrogen, click here.

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