Norway’s Lofoten Islands are getting hydrogen-powered ferries from 2024

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The environmental foundation Zero is pleased that the government is requiring hydrogen-powered ferries between Bodø and Moskenes from 2024.

The Bodø-Moskenes section is Norway’s longest ferry connection. 

From 2024, the ferries there will have to be powered by hydrogen. The government’s decision was announced on Saturday.

“Hydrogen ferries across the Vestfjord are a very important breakthrough for hydrogen as a fuel for the green shift to renewable and emission-free shipping,” Zero leader Marius Holm said in a comment to news bureau NTB.

“Important”

“This is an important start in large-scale hydrogen production in Norway. It is now crucial that the authorities make arrangements so that it can pay off to choose renewable and emission-free solutions for both freight and passenger transport. 

Then, support is needed from Enova for the realization of large-scale hydrogen production. We need framework conditions that cover additional costs in the start-up phase,” he added.

Holm reckons that the government and Minister of Petroleum and Energy Tina Bru (H) will ensure a good roadmap for hydrogen investment.

© NTB Scanpix / #Norway Today

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