Poland's Solaris eyes green hydrogen production in Greece - report
Source: Solaris, CAF
Polish bus builder Solaris Bus & Coach SA plans to invest up to EUR 1 billion (USD 1.09bn) to produce green hydrogen for public transportation uses in Greece’s West Macedonia region.
The company, part of Spain’s machinery maker Construcciones y Auxiliar de Ferrocarriles (BME:CAF), better known as Grupo CAF, is in talks with the Greek government over its plans, local newspaper Kathimerini reports.
Should its project come to the implementation phase, possibly with financial support from Brussels, Solaris will seek to partner with a Greek company over the production of electricity from renewable energy sources that will be needed to power its hydrogen facility.
According to the report, the Polish firm will meet with Greek cabinet members over the next few days to further discuss its investment plans. In addition to hydrogen, Solaris is aiming to set up an assembly line for city buses in Greece and take part in state tenders for new buses in Athens and Thessaloniki.
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