Developing a transnational network of hydrogen refuelling stations for trucks - HyTruck
Research Project, 2023 – 2025

The objective of HyTruck is to support public authorities in steering the development of a transnational network of GREEN hydrogen refuelling
stations (HRS) suited for large trucks. This shall help to overcome the “chicken & egg problem” that SMEs and infrastructure providers are
Haulage and logistics companies that maintain large fleets of heavy vehicles are willing to invest in fuel cell trucks to decarbonize their fleets. The prerequisite for a fuel cell truck to be able to travel from Poznan to Tartu (and back) is that it can refuel with H2 on the way – but today virtually no HRS for large trucks exist.
The developers of HRS are prepared to invest in the development of a network of filling stations. The prerequisite is that there are enough fuel cell vehicles that demand green H2 as alternative fuel – but today there are hardly any fuel cell trucks on the road.
The EU Regulation AFIR requires member states to take action and plan HRS in parallel to the ramp-up of H2 technology in the transportation sector. The build-up of a transnational HRS network is a complex process with a spatial, economic, environmental and technological dimension. HyTruck is developing solutions that equip public authorities with the capacity and tools to elaborate spatial development concepts, provide the regulatory framework, ensure common standards and design public co-funding programmes.
Ultimately HyTruck works towards zero – emission in international road freight transport in the BSR


Maria Grahn (contact)

Chalmers, Mechanics and Maritime Sciences (M2), Maritime Studies


2. Partnership 2.1. Overview: Project Partnership 2.1.1 Project Partners No. LP/PP Organisation (English) Organisation (Original) Country Type of partner Legal status Partner budget in the project Active/inactive Status from 1 LP Ministry of Economics, Infrastructure, Tourism and Labour Mecklenburg- Vorpommern Ministerium für Wirtschaft, Infrastruktur, Tourismus und Arbeit Mecklenburg- Vorpommern DE Regional public authority a) 618,000.00 € Active 24/09/2022 2 PP Ministry of Transport and Communications of the Republic of Lithuania

Vilnius, Lithuania

CLIC Innovation Ltd

Helsingfors, Finland

GP JOULE Hydrogen GmbH

Reußenkoge, Germany

H2 MOBILITY Deutschland GmbH & Co.KG

Berlin, Germany

Joint Spatial Planning Department Berlin- Brandenburg


Localiser RLI GmbH

Berlin, Germany

Ministerium für Wirtschaft, Infrastruktur, Tourismus und Arbeit Mecklenburg- Vorpommern

Schwerin, Germany

Ministry of Economic Affairs and Communications

Tallinn, Estonia

Ministry of Justice, European Affairs and ConsumerProtection of Land Schleswig-Holstein


P2X Solutions Ltd

Espoo, Finland

PKN Orlen S.A.

Plock, Poland

Planning Association Rostock Region

Rostock, Germany

Polish Alternative Fuels Association (PSPA)

Warsawa, Poland

Reiner Lemoine Institut gGmbH

Berlin, Germany

University of Tartu

Tartu, Estonia

Vidzeme Planning Region

Cēsu novads, Latvia


European Commission (EC)

Project ID: #C031HyTruck
Funding Chalmers participation during 2023–2025

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