The largest oil and gas company in Austria, OMV has stated recently that they intend to pursue hydrogen as their future fuel of choice.
According to Shanghaidaily, “OMV stated in a press release that hydrogen is the company’s ‘first choice in the fuel technology of the future,’ and that given the requisite infrastructure for its use is already in place in Austria, it is set to become an important energy alternative for car manufacturers and motorists in the coming years.
“CEO Gerhard Roiss said the continued research efforts into the technology are also aimed at addressing climate change issues, and in providing a viable solution in order to be able to meet European Union climate targets.”
OMV has stated that they will use the existing natural gas pipeline infrastructure in order to transport hydrogen. They have also stated that they intend to explore the creation of hydrogen gas via electrolysis of water.