May 26, 2022 09:45

The first step towards hydrogen-based freight transport in Hungary has been taken

The European Union and Hungary have set a goal of achieving climate neutrality by 2050.

István Lepsényi, President of the Hungarian Hydrogen Technology Association, signed a letter of intent on the development of hydrogen-based freight transport and related hydrogen filling infrastructure in Hungary with representatives of such large companies as Waberer's, Magyar Posta, MOL Trans, Alfred Schuon Kft. Hunatom, Linde Gáz Magyarország Zrt. Messer Hungarogáz Kft., Air Products, MOL, HUMD. The European Union and Hungary have set a goal of achieving climate neutrality by 2050. 

As a result, greenhouse gas emissions in the transport and logistics sector should be reduced by 90 percent by 2050. 75% of the transport sector's total CO2 emissions come from road transport, so it is clear that important decarbonisation developments are needed in this area. Hydrogen fuel cell (FCEV) heavy duty vehicles are a very promising zero-emission alternative that can meet the expected technical conditions of the transportation sector, such as long range, short charge times and significant payloads, while achieving climate and environmental goals.

Given the complex, interdependent nature of hydrogen-based mobility and related charging infrastructure, its establishment, deployment and efficient operation in Hungary is possible if stakeholders apply the possible technological and technical solutions in a coordinated and cooperative manner.

The purpose of the Memorandum of Understanding is to achieve, as far as possible, co-operation along the entire hydrogen value chain, so that investments can be made between stakeholders in hydrogen-based freight transport. An important element of the cooperation is to make hydrogen filling stations available where and when hydrogen-powered vehicles are available, and to ensure that the supply of hydrogen in the value chain is ensured by this time, preferably with green and carbon-free hydrogen.