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.
11 hydrogen mobility projects have been selected by The Ministry of Ecological and Solidarity Transition and the French Environment and Energy Management Agency (Ademe) making the projects eligible for public financial support.
France launched this call for projects in “Hydrogen mobility ecosystems” last October. The Ministry and Ademe comment in a statement about the call that it is “a real success” and shows “an unprecedented interest in the deployment of hydrogen”.
Arcola Energy will open a new manufacturing, installation and maintenance facility in the Liverpool City Region.
This new facility will have the capability to build, install and service hundreds of zero-emission vehicle powertrain systems in the first year of operation. A press release issued by Arcola Energy states that in recognition of the rapid ongoing expansion in both the battery and hydrogen vehicle market sufficient space has been acquired to quickly expand to thousands of systems per year.
On March 26, Green Visits arranged a tour for Embassies and Chambers of Commerce in Oslo, Norway. 18 European nations participated in the demonstration tour that gave insight into sustainable and innovative solutions in Norway. During the tour the delegation was transported with a Van Hool hydrogen bus from the Norwegian operator Ruter, who is also a partner in the JIVE 2 project.
CLEAN TRANSPORT IN THE NORTHERN NETHERLANDS PROVINCES OF GRONINGEN AND DRENTHE
29 March 2019
The city of Le Mans has decided to invest in hydrogen including in fuel cell buses. A dozen of vehicles will be operated by the local operator SETRAM - representing over 10% of the bus fleet. This deployment will take place in collaboration with the region Pays de La Loire and the Automobile Club of Western part of France (ACO). This plans was presented at the Assises de l'automobile.
On March the 27th, the Dutch Prime Minister, Mark Rutte visited the Avantium Chemical Park in Delfzijl and EEW Energy from waste GmbH, which operates a thermal waste recycling plant for preparing commercial and household wastes as well as alternative fuels.
Proton Power Systems has signed a letter of intent with Skoda Electric with the objective of entering into a cooperation to develop, sell and service fuel cell electric buses using Proton's modular ‘HyRange’ systems.
Proton announced that the first prototype buses build by Skoda would be brought into operation for European bus operators, with an initial target of at least 10 vehicles by the first quarter of 2020.