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Sweden's largest hydrogen fuelling station opened

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Sweden's largest and Stockholm's first hydrogen fuelling station for fuel-cell cars was opened in Arlanda on 17 September, by Bo Dyrvold, CEO of AGA, the Swedish subsidiary of The Linde Group. At the opening ceremony Christian Norberg, Acting Managing Director of Hyundai in Sweden, and Xavier Heylen, Managing Director at Toyota Sverige AB, talked about each company's focus on fuel-cell cars.

The new hydrogen fuelling station in the vicinity of Stockholm's airport has a capacity of 180 fillings with a pressure of 700 bards/d. It takes only 3 minutes to fill the car up and the range is approximately 500 km on a full hydrogen tank. Fuel-cell cars run on hydrogen converted to electricity and emit only water vapour. The hydrogen comes from AGA's facility in Sandviken, where water is split into hydrogen and oxygen with green electricity in an electrolyser. The hydrogen fuelling station is supported by the EU via the HIT-2 project (Hydrogen Infrastructure for Transport).

"Hydrogen in connection with fuel-cell technology now has a solid track record. This hydrogen fuelling station in connection with Hyundai's and Toyota's fuel-cell cars offers the possibility to drive completely emission-free. It is very positive for us to be contributing to taking yet another step towards a more sustainable society,” said Dyrvold.

"At Toyota we are convinced that the fuel-cell technology is the environmentally friendly competitor of fossil fuel driven cars," added Heylen. "If we want to create a society with low fossil carbon dioxide emissions and zero emissions of exhausts, hydrogen and fuel cells are the answer."

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