Slovenian government is supporting ECUBES ARCOLA’s development project to deliver infrastructure for Zero emission mobility, where hydrogen technologies will play central role. The proposed project in Slovenia will deliver 16 hydrogen clusters with total capacity of 32 MW of elecrolyser hydrogen generation and fleet of over 1000 hydrogen vehicles. The Feasibility Study for the project is underway and, if satisfactory, investment will be completed in 2023.
PM Cabinet State Secretary Tadej Slapnik said: This project is proposing solutions for the transition to a renewable energy and clean mobility future for Slovenia. Clean transport, stable and affordable power supply, clean air and decarbonisation of the economy are strategic priorities of the Slovenian Government. In the Slovenian Energy Policy, hydrogen has already been identified as having a strategic role.
Bojan Žlender, director of directorate for transportation at Ministry for Infrastructure said: In Slovenian transportation strategy action plan we have hydrogen as alternive fuel in the transport. Today we have one refuelling station in Slovenia, but we want to be in the first developments line and have more.
Aleksander Gerbec, President Director of Ecubes Arcola said: We are delighted that the Slovenian Government has recognised the opportunity for and advantages of implementation of this cross sectorial integrated infrastructure project. Historical electrification of mobility is enabling the creation of entirely new infrastructure, which will enable renewables to penetrate to power miix, and Hydrogen is in the centre of gravity.
Dr Ben Todd, Managing Director of Ecubes Arcola said: The Zero Emission Mobility Corridor project will put Slovenia at the forefront of hydrogen fuel cell deployment in Europe, complementing strategies in Germany, France the UK and other EU countries working to decarbonise their economies whilst supporting increased high-value employment.