The Agder delegation at a hydrogen bus filling station.

GCE NODE took part in a study trip to Denmark to learn more about hydrogen and zero emissions in the transportation sector.

The trip was organized by the University of Agder and Agder County and included meetings with key players in the northern region of Denmark.

“The Danes have assumed a brave position on the transition to the hydrogen society. The northern part of Denmark works closely together for a green transition and have ambitious targets for utilizing hydrogen, reducing CO2 emissions and succeeding in carbon capture. We should follow suit,” says Christian von der Ohe, RD&I Manager at GCE NODE.

The trip included visits to NEL in Herning where hydrogen fuel stations are produced, to an operating hydrogen fuel station, and a ride on a hydrogen powered bus. The Norwegian delegation also met with the Hydrogen Valley cluster, HyBalance and Ballard Power Systems.

“We also learned that Denmark is exploring underground hydrogen storage in the natural salt formations which run through most of the country,” says von der Ohe.

On the final day we visited Denmark’s last fully operational coal power plant, which is to be phased out and replaced by Green Hub Denmark, which has a zero-emission vision.

“All in all, a very well organized and educational trip,” says von der Ohe.

The Agder delegation (left-right): Ismail Mahammed (Agder County), Sanne Jordan (Agder County), Frode Larssen (Otechos), Kine Broms Sletengen (Greenstat Energy), Fredrik Hauge (Otechos), Tanja Erichsen (BDO), Rene Sørensen Nordahl (Umoe Advanced Composites), Ulrik Thisted (NORCE), Jørn Løvdal (Umoe Advanced Composites), Christian von der Ohe (GCE NODE), Even Askildsen (University of Agder), Vidar Ose (Agder County), Inge Stangeland (Kvinesdal Municipality), Jan Otto Hansen (Agder County) and Øystein Tørlen (Norwegian Hydrogen).