Uno-X Hydrogen to build 1st hydrogen refueling station w/ hydrogen produced by surplus renewable energy from neighboring building
Uno-X Hydrogen AS, a NEL ASA (NEL) joint venture, will build a hydrogen refueling station (HRS) with on-site hydrogen production co-located with Powerhouse Kjørbo, an energy-positive office building in Sandvika, Norway.
Powerhouse Kjørbo, which is owned by Entra ASA, uses solar panels that can supply upward of 200,000 kWh each year, twice the amount of the building’s annual energy consumption. Excess electricity from solar will be used to produce the hydrogen on-site.
NEL ASA (NEL) through its subsidiaries, NEL Hydrogen AS and H2 Logic A/S, has been awarded a contract of approximately NOK 25 million (US$3 million) for the delivery of the hydrogen refueling station with integrated on-site hydrogen production to Uno-X Hydrogen AS this year.
NEL ASA has extensive competence in designing hydrogen energy systems and refueling stations, through Norsk Hydro, Statoil and H2 Logic, including more than 500 large-scale electrolyzers in more than 50 countries and 28 hydrogen refueling stations delivered to 7 countries.
Uno-X Hydrogen wishes to contribute to the green shift within the transport sector by providing renewable, zero-emission hydrogen fuel to our customers. This hydrogen refueling station marks the start of our planned network of minimum 20 stations in Norway by 2020 and enabling all Norwegians to have the option to choose a hydrogen fuel cell vehicle as their next car.—Roger Hertzenberg, CEO of Uno-X Hydrogen AS
Kjørbo is centrally located in Sandvika outside of Oslo, by two of the busiest roads in Norway with 80,000 cars passing daily. The project has a total budget of NOK 28.4 million (US$3.4 million), of which NOK 5.7 million (US$690,000) is support from the Akershus County Council and NOK 7.7 million (US$930,000) is from the Norwegian public enterprise, Enova, responsible for the promotion of environmentally friendly production and consumption of energy. Other project partners include consulting firm Asplan Viak and Bærum Municipality.