Green hydrogen, i.e., hydrogen produced from renewable resources, is attracting increasing attention as an alternative fuel for the future for especially long-haul transportation. Studies and forecasts show that if the current amount of diesel-based heavy transport continues, the global climate change budget will be significantly exceeded.
The European transport industry currently accounts for approximately 20 percent of the world’s harmful CO2 emissions, of which heavy trucks and vans account for approximately one third of the total emissions within the sector. An ambitious and dedicated effort is needed to make transportation fossil-free, and the development of a supportive infrastructure is imperative.
The road transportation industry, like other areas of traffic, is under pressure to decarbonize rapidly. Regulatory changes, as well as demands from B2B and B2C customers for greener transportation value chains, are prompting the industry to adapt new technologies and green fuels.