The airport of Toulouse-Blagnac is turning to hydrogen: A hydrogen refuelling station will be installed in 2020. The station will be in public space and used to refuel four fuel cell buses. The buses, operated by Transdev, will be used as shuttle to transport passengers between the airport runways and the terminals as well as between the terminals and the cars parkings. The company Safra, located in the region Occitanie, will deliver the buses in 2020.
The hydrogen refuelling station of the city of Pau has been inaugurated today, in the framework of the sustainable mobility week.
The station has been inaugurated by the Mayor of Pau François Bayrou and key stakeholders from the department, region and representative from the national government.
8 fuel cell buses will be refuelled in this station, which has a daily hydrogen production capacity of 268 kg.
The station will produce hyrdogen made from 100% local and renewable sources.
How will we transport people and products in the future? This question is posed by the German association of waste management (DGAW) and will be debated in Berlin on Friday the 27th of September 2019 from 9-17 pm.
Today, 12 September, the first fuel cell buses have been inaugurated in Versailles.
The two Van Hool bus are in daily operation on line 264 between Versailles and Jouy-en-Josas (Yvelines) since September 9th. The buses will be refuelled in 20 minutes at the hydrogen refuelling station in Jouy-en-Josas.
Next step in use of green hydrogen for transport :
OV-bureau Groningen Drenthe awards the tender for green hydrogen to Shell Nederland. Shell will build a Hydrogen Refuelling Station (HRS) at the Peizerweg bus depot in Groningen. At the same time Qbuzz orders 20 fuel cell buses with the Belgium based bus company Van Hool. The project is supported at European level by the Fuel Cells and Hydrogen Joint Undertaking as part of the JIVE2 project.
The Directive (EU) 2019/1161 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 20 June 2019 amending Directive 2009/33/EC on the promotion of clean and energy-efficient road transport vehicles - known as "Clean Vehicle Directive" was published in the Official Journal of the European Union on 12 July 2019. It means that the text has become European law.
Aberdeen is set to become the first city in the world to introduce hydrogen-powered double decker buses.
The new additions to the hydrogen fleet will underline the city’s role as a pioneer in green energy.
The contract which was signed this month will deliver 15 city buses. The project has been funded by Aberdeen City Council, European Union (FCH JU) and Scottish Government with an investment of about £500k per vehicle, building on the initial research funding contributed by the Scottish Cities Alliance.