H2 Logic, a small Danish company developing hydrogen technology for automotives, has found itself a development partner in the shape of global energy giant Shell, reports Erhvervsbladet. The new partnership will focus on pathfinding work towards creating a network of hydrogen fuelling stations in Denmark, in which H2 Logic has been an early innovator.
"For our vision to succeed, we have to meet the expectations of future hydrogen station operators such as Shell, with whom we are now in close dialogue regarding safety aspects and standards," says H2 Logic director Jacob Krogsgaard.
The benefits of a partnership with Shell are obvious to an elfin enterprise like H2 Logic, but looking from the other direction, Shell also sees value. Ole Brinch-Nielsen, CEO of A/S Dansk Shell, told Erhvervsbladet: "It is always inspiring for a major company to collaborate with innovative growth companies. I am certain that the combination of H2 Logic's development projects and our international weight is an advantage in relation to the speed with which the cleantech area develops."
In October last year, the European hydrogen and fuel cell industry appointed Michael Sloth, business development manager for H2 Logic, as a board member of the EU Joint Technology Initiative (JTI) for hydrogen and fuel cells. Among the other board members are representatives of Daimler, Rolls-Royce and Shell.