Finland's national target for road transport in 2050 is near-zero emissions. The program proposes that by 2030
all new cars sold in Finland be compatible with some form of alternative fuel such as hydrogen, and there should be about 20 hydrogen refueling points by 2030.
The national program proposes that in Finland the distribution network for alternative fuels be built by energy companies and other commercial operators mainly on market terms.
and other commercial operators mainly on market conditions. In the construction phase, different types of EU and/or national support can be used.
EU and/or national subsidies of different types can be used in the construction phase.
Municipalities are not expected to build the alternative fuel infrastructure or finance its construction. Instead, they are
Instead, they are asked to contribute to the planning of the infrastructure where necessary and to ensure that it is connected to the rest of the transport network at the local level.
The municipalities are also required to ensure that the transport network at the local level is connected to the rest of the local transport network. Municipalities should also ensure that the areas needed for distribution are set aside in the
distribution network are set aside in land use planning and zoning.
Among the 18 HyLAW partner countries and within the tripartite classification of 1) early adopters, 2) fast followers or 3)
emerging countries in hydrogen technology deployment, Finland is considered a fast follower. Finland has a proactive history
history in this field. Both research organizations and companies have been engaged in developing fuel cell applications and
hydrogen utilization. A national research program (2007-2013) enabled a number of research and development projects between public and private actors, the development
between public and private actors, technology development from component to application level, demonstrations, and valuable networking between public and private stakeholders.
valuable networking among stakeholders at the international level.
A national hydrogen roadmap was published in 2013. It is mainly based on the opinions and views of researchers and
experts working at the Technical Research Centre of Finland VTT Ltd. Since the research program, hydrogen and fuel cell development work
has continued development work at universities, research centers and companies. Participation in, as well as coordination of
coordination of EU projects funded by the Fuel Cells and Hydrogen Joint Undertaking has been active.