Accelerating the transition towards zero-emission long and heavy duty transport through identifying the highest potential locations for hydrogen filling stations
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- Studentoppgaver (SV-IMS) 
This thesis provides an overview over what traffic distances proved the largest potential for hydrogen filling station location. It also gives insights to the level of CO2 emissions the traffic volume at given points equate to, and the potential demand for hydrogen along these distances. The traffic distances that stands out as Norway’s most optimal locations based on heavy and long duty traffic data are the three main highways out of Oslo, followed by main highways from or past the three biggest cities outside of the capital, Trondheim, Bergen, Stavanger. Along with certain distances on the E-18 on the south-east of Norway, these equates to the ten most promising locations based on traffic volume. Locating hydrogen filling stations at traffic points or distances with higher traffic volume could have major impacts in the climate and economic benefits of decarbonizing long and heavy duty transport. The impact of decarbonizing higher traffic points are significant, as CO2 emissions for the higher volume traffic points are inherently are far greater, as are the different between high volume points and medium volume points.As the research has shown, traffic volume varies greatly, even among the highest volume distances along Norwegian highways. Securing that filling stations cover as high volumes of traffic as possible and are located as optimal as possible, could increase its decarbonizing effect and lower end cost to customers. As each station could serve higher volumes, and potentially sell more hydrogen, this makes for better business cases for private actors. For public actors and government an increase in the volume covered by each station, would provide an opportunity of being able to see greater climate emission mitigation for the money invested through policies, subsidies or incentive creation.