HRS development in Poland and Norway
11 October 2023
Wojciech introduced the rapid expansion of ORLEN as energy company in Poland and several European countries, focusing on hydrogen & e-fuels and targeting decarbonization of industry, energy, refining and mobility. Wojciech highlighted the ambitious goal of achieving 130 kt/year of low/zero carbon hydrogen production by 2030, as well as the construction of more than 100 HRS in Poland and Central Europe. He also presented the currently approved HRS projects in Poland, 11 by 2025 and 57 by 2030, and discussed relevant aspects of HRS systems like size & capacity, typology, pressure levels, etc.
Lotta highlighted the importance of developing infrastructure for fossil-free heavy-duty vehicles within a tech-neutral projects and combining a multi-fuel approach. She also presented a specifically developed map-tool application for finding the most appropriate locations as well as balancing priorities of different stakeholders: users & landowners, operators & service providers, public authorities, etc. During the discussion, similarities were acknowledged between the presented map-tool and the HyTruck spatial-planning toolkit, in their application for analysis and decision making.