Polish Oil and Gas Company (PGNiG) signed a deal with Toyota Motor Poland to advance hydrogen technology.
Under the agreement, the pair will build a pilot hydrogen refuelling station in the Wola district of Warsaw.
“The launch of a pilot hydrogen refuelling station will be PGNiG’s first step in the implementation of the group’s hydrogen programme,” said Jerzy Kwieciński, PGNiG president.
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 in 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, PGNiG vice president.