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Skúlason 3 (1:37)
Topic(s): Future Transport / Hydrogen / Iceland
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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.
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?