- News article -

Fuel Cell Programme Annual Seminar 2011

27 Sep 2011

Woikoski is building a hydrogen refueling station in Finland

A critical factor for hydrogen fuel cell vehicles is the existence of a hydrogen distribution infrastructure. The Finnish company Woikoski Oy is building the first hydrogen refueling station in Finland at the Arctic Driving Center in Rovaniemi, Finland. A similar station will be used in the Demo2013 project in Vuosaari Harbour, demonstrating simultaneous operation of different fuel cell applications and long term field tests of noiseless and emission-free energy applications.

“Finland utilizes industrial byproduct hydrogen that would otherwise be lost. Hydrogen fuel cell vehicles have no emissions other than water vapor”, said Kalevi Korjala, technical director of Woikoski Oy in his presentation at the 2011 Tekes Fuel Cell Program Annual Seminar.

The Ministry of Transport and Communications is urging faster decision making about a carbon neutral infrastructure.  Hydrogen fuel cell vehicles will be the first emissionless technology ready for mass production.

“Carbon neutral infrastructure and vehicles seems like a distant matter, but in reality decisions have to be made now because investment cycles for infrastructure are so long”, said Maria Rautavirta, senior engineer from the Ministry of Transport and Communications and a speaker in the seminar.

Spinverse is the coordinator of the Tekes Fuel Cell Programme which is scheduled to run from 2007 to 2013.

- News -

Relevant posts

EU funding

More than just money (Part 2): Practical advice on applying EU funding

3 Jun 2020

Business Finland held an interesting webinar on EU funding recently and we collected some key messages for y...

EU funding Fast track to innovation H2020

More than just money (Part 1): Benefits of EU funding and collaboration

2 Jun 2020

There is a multitude of opportunities in EU funding instruments for sustainable industries who are ready to ...

Client News Public Funding Spinverse News

A unique smart city pilot goes live in Espoo, Finland

28 May 2020

Nokia and its partners are targeting the global smart city markets, worth tens of billions of euros.  T...

EU funding Public Funding

Time to innovate and collaborate — funding opportunities for health and sustainability initiatives

26 May 2020

Despite the global crisis or perhaps because of it, this is a perfect time to innovate, renew and collaborat...

EU funding webinar

Interesting Business Finland webinar on EU Funding and co-operation on 27th May

20 May 2020

Do you want to deepen your knowledge and understanding on EU funding and co-operation? To continue their int...

startups edtech

Koulu.me campaign raised the awareness of Finnish edtech

14 May 2020

The global outbreak of the COVID-19 virus closed schools worldwide and forced educators to discover distance...