Norwegian hydrogen bunkering venture Hyon aims to start pumping by 2023 with a pilot project in one of the country's most environmentally sensitive fjords.

The newly restructured company wants to build compressed-hydrogen bunkering stations around the Norwegian coast — especially at more remote locations, matching trapped renewable energy that needs local applications with transport players that require decarbonised fuel.

The first intended users are small, short-range vessels — ferries, fish farm support vessels, wind farm vessels and coasters. Northern European short-sea shipping is also seen as a reachable target.