Netherlands: 20 fuel cell buses and hydrogen refuelling station for provinces of Groningen and Drenthe by December 2020

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.

Revised Clean Vehicle Directive will enter in force in August

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. The text will enter into force twenty days after its publication, i.e. on 2 August 2019.

A world first for Aberdeen as hydrogen ambitions grow

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. 

Highlights on the first fuel cell bus line & bus infrastructure in France

Last Friday, the first fuel cell bus was inaugurated by the transport authority in the area: the Artois-Gohelle transport authority (SMT-AG) in the presence of Xavier Bertrand, president of the Region Hauts-de-France. This bus is the first one of a fleet of six fuel cell buses, which will be used on the new Bus Rapid Transit Service (BRT) bus line “Bulle 6” between les towns of Auchel and Bruay-la-Buissière

Solaris Urbino – fuel cell version showcased at UITP summit – First customer, Bolzano, a JIVE partner!

There is a lot going on in the hydrogen world! Solaris presented the Solaris Urbino 12 fuel cell bus, at the UITP summit in Stockholm yesterday (10/06/2019).

The JIVE/ASSURED user group partners witnessed this World Premiere with a dedicated visit paid to Solaris booth.

First pictures of the fuel cell bus in Cologne region unveiled

Yesterday at the UITP summit (10/6/2019), the keys of the new Van Hool fuel cell bus were handed over by bus OEM Jan Van Hool to Jens Conrad from Regionalverkehr Köln GmbH (RVK).  

This bus is one the 30 buses ordered by RVK last year, along with 10 buses for Wuppertal. The buses will gradually enter in service this autumn.

1000 Fuel Cell Buses in Europe – Biggest deployment to date

Everfuel, Wrightbus, Ballard Power Systems, Hexagon Composites, Nel Hydrogen and Ryse Hydrogen, are joining forces to form the H2Bus Consortium. This consortium aims to achieve the biggest deployment of hydrogen fuel cell buses in Europe to date: 1000 buses, along with supporting infrastructure, in European cities at commercially competitive rates.

Energy Oil & Gas magazine interviews CEO of Arcola Energy

The latest issue of the Energy Oil & Gas magazine features an interview with the founder and CEO of Arcola Energy, Dr. Ben Todd. Todd advocates passionately for the wider deployment of clean technologies and zero emission technologies in particular. Arcola Energy has been running fuel cells since the installation of their first system in 2007 and is part of the Liverpool project which will deploy 25 fuel cell buses in Liverpool. These buses are expected to enter into service in 2020.