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Toyota and PGNiG set to jointly advance hydrogen technology in Poland

Toyota and PGNiG set to jointly advance hydrogen technology in Poland

Warsaw, September 2 - Neftegaz.RU. Toyota Poland and Polish PGNiG signed an agreement on cooperation in advancing hydrogen technology in Poland. A pilot hydrogen refuelling station will be built under the agreement.

‘The launch of a pilot hydrogen refuelling station will be PGNiG’s 1st step in the implementation of the Group’s hydrogen programme. In testing the station we will work with Toyota, a partner with a strong reputation in the automotive industry and a leading manufacturer of hydrogen-powered vehicles. I am confident this partnership will contribute to successful advancement of the hydrogen fuel market in Poland,’ said Jerzy Kwieciński, President of PGNiG.

PGNiG’s hydrogen research programme unveiled in May provides for the production of hydrogen, including green hydrogen using renewable energy sources, hydrogen storage and distribution, and industrial applications. The operation of a hydrogen refuelling station, to be built in the Wola district of Warsaw, is also part of the programme. PGNiG has already signed a contract with a consortium of Poland- and UK-based companies for the design and construction of the station.

‘Operation of the pilot station will help PGNiG to acquire hydrogen competencies relevant to such projects. We aim to expand our product range to include hydrogen, also as a motor fuel, which would complement our CNG and LNG offering and contribute to the advancement of low-emission and zero-emission gas mobility in Poland,’ said Arkadiusz Sekściński, VP of the PGNiG, Development.

The agreement forges a partnership between two entities actively involved in the development of the Polish Hydrogen Strategy. The joint operations are intended to introduce hydrogen as a clean fuel for zero-emission fuel cell vehicles on the Polish market. Hydrogen has been hailed by experts as a fuel of the future.

"We are glad that we will work with PGNiG as our partner to make the most effective use of hydrogen at all stages. Engineers of both brands will jointly participate in the process of designing and building a hydrogen refueling station, as well as planning and conducting research," said Jacek Pawlak, President of Toyota Motor Poland.

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