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Skúlason 3 (1:37)
Topic(s): Future Transport / Hydrogen / Iceland
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First saw this as a stepwise approach in the first ten years. We started on this trip about in 1999 and we would like to see the first ten years as kind of a try out, as a demonstration period where we actually test different types of technologies. We foresaw the buses as the first best thing specifically regarding social acceptance and etc., then we'd like to start into vehicles and we're expecting vehicles roughly around May 2007 which will be a build of a fleet of the 2 or 3 years following 2007, and we would like to install a maritime fuel cell. meaning fuel cell on a ship with hydrogen in the end of 2007 or the beginning of 2008.

So by 2010, we will have quite a bit of vast information about all the different segments in the Icelandic society regarding the usage of hydrogen. Then most of the big companies in the world like General Motors, Daimler Chrysler, Ford, Toyota and others are saying, roughly around, between 2010 and 2015 the technology would be ready for step up increased production. And we need that kind of thing to have these components economically comparable to the conventional gasoline engine today. So what we're doing now is preparing the society, understanding the implications, understanding the energy chain of hydrogen instead of using fossil fuels. And also, we're doing a lot of education because it's important to get the information out to the public so the people know what we actually mean by hydrogen, hydrogen society and other terms and, for example, how do you refuel a car in the future?

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