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Denmark Opens H2 Fueling Station Links Germany and Scandinavia

Denmark H2 Fueling StationsThere have been so many openings of hydrogen fueling stations in the past few years that now days I hardly take notice of another opening. But, the opening of the H2 fueling station in Copenhagen, Denmark has caught my attention and I’ll tell you why.

Yesterday, Copenhagen opened its first hydrogen filling station, which gives Denmark a total now of 7 H2 filling stations. Why is this important?

It is important because Denmark links the Scandinavian Hydrogen Highway system (including Norway, Sweden and Denmark) with the overall European Union Hydrogen Highway system that includes these 3 countries plus Germany, Austria, Czech Republic, France, Greece, Iceland, Italy, Luxembourg, Portugal, Spain, Switzerland, The Netherlands and the United Kingdom.

In fact, Denmark is the link between Sweden and Germany. Besides Copenhagen, there are hydrogen fueling stations in the other Danish cities of Arhus, Herning, Samso, Sydthy and 2 in Holstebro.

Denmark Hydrogen CarYesterday, Copenhagen also introduced 8 hydrogen cars including 2 working vehicles and 6 cars. According to Technology and Environment Mayor Klaus Bondam, “Today we are putting Copenhagen on the map as a champion of clean transport. Together with H2 Logic, Copenhagen is setting in motion the development of hydrogen transport in Denmark and in Northern Europe because the hydrogen filling station in Copenhagen will help provide future hydrogen-powered vehicles from Scandinavia and Germany with hydrogen. The project is a visionary investment in the future and one of many that will ensure that we achieve our goal of becoming the first carbon-neutral capital city by 2025.”

So, Copenhagen has two goals in mind here. The first is to become carbon neutral and the second is to use hydrogen towards this goal. Denmark is an important link in the EU Hydrogen Highway network and a bridge from fossil fuels to zero emissions in the near future.

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  1. Hi e,It would seem that y’all have better reliccyng programs over there than we do over here, although such may well be different in more populated areas. On the other hand, the value of scrap metal has gone up so much, even around here, that lots of people are getting into the spirit of taking it to the scrap yard. Unfortunately, this includes criminal types who have figured out that there is good money to be made stealing manhole covers, street sighs, and even rails from train tracks. As to age, when I was 7, a decade or more before you, and living much further from centers of civilization than I do now, one man in town made a living plowing up gardens, pulling up stumps and such with his pair of mules. I also recall making a good deal of pocket money retrieving discarded glass soda bottles, each with a nickle deposit redeemable at any grocery store, from road sides in the area. Of course, these days, trying to mine such areas is most adults won’t attempt, let alone unsupervised children. Times have changed, and I’m not at all sure for the better.the Grit

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