Hydrogen bus test completed in Galicia

The Xunta de Galicia has expressed its future intention to integrate hydrogen fuel cell buses into its interurban public transport network to move towards its extensive implementation. The decision follows a successful test run and refuelling of the first hydrogen bus in Galicia from 7 to 23 March 2022. The bus travelled about 200 km per day on the A Coruña - Culleredo city centre bus line during the test. 

West Midlands to run the largest hydrogen bus fleet in the western world

The West Midlands region of the UK will receive 124 new hydrogen vehicles after securing £30 million from the Department for Transport.

The region was already at the forefront with 20 hydrogen double-decker buses, purchased by Birmingham City Council and operated by National Express West Midlands as part of the JIVE project, co-funded by the Clean Hydrogen Partnership.

This means the region will have 144 hydrogen buses on the road - the largest fleet in the western world.

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Athens considering hydrogen-powered buses

The entry of hydrogen into Athens’ urban transport is reportedly being examined by the Ministry of Infrastructure and Transport. The trial use of hydrogen buses will reportedly begin in April and is expected to last about three weeks.

Currently, the planning foresees the hydrogen supply of buses via a special portable tank, as there are no hydrogen pumps at any bus depots.

Source: Ekathimerini


20 hydrogen fuel cell buses are now serving passengers in Heinenoord, the Netherlands

Today, a new hydrogen refuelling station (HRS) opened in Heinenoord, the Netherlands. The HRS started dispensing green hydrogen to a fleet of 20 hydrogen fuel cell buses that are co-funded by the Clean Hydrogen Partnership as part of the JIVE 2 project.

Lille to deploy 42 hydrogen-powered buses

The European Metropolis of Lille, in partnership with ENGIE, has approved the creation of the company Hyléos. Using the electricity produced by the waste from the Halluin Energy Recovery Centre, it will produce renewable hydrogen to power 42 hydrogen-powered buses and five household waste collection vehicles. The deadline is 2024.

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