UK’s first commercial hydrogen fuel station is now open

New hydrogen fuel station opens in Aberdeen, Scotland The United Kingdom’s first commercial hydrogen fuel production and fueling station has opened in Aberdeen, Scotland. The station is part of a larger demonstration project that aims to showcase the benefits of hydrogen and clean transportation. The Aberdeen Hydrogen Bus Project is one of the most high-profile projects of its kind and has received support from the Scottish and UK governments. The project has also drawn support from several European organizations. Station will be used to power the fuel cell bus fleet…

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Ballard tapped to provide hydrogen fuel cells to two projects

Fuel cell developer will supply energy systems to projects supported by the Federal Transit Administration Ballard Power Systems, a prominent developer of hydrogen fuel cells, has announced that it will be supplying 10 of its FCvelocity-HD6 fuel cell modules to two projects involved in the Federal Transit Administration’s Low and No Emission Vehicle Deployment Program. These projects have been awarded funding from the federal agency because of their use of fuel cell buses, which consume hydrogen. Ballard Power Systems will be working with BAE Systems, a developer of hybrid drive…

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New hydrogen fuel buses are coming to Ohio

Transit agency receives federal funding to purchase fuel cell buses The Stark Area Regional Transit Authority has received $8.9 million in federal funding in order to purchase five buses equipped with hydrogen fuel cells. The organization manages the public transportation of Stark County, Ohio. Hydrogen-powered buses are beginning to gain traction with transport authorities because of their efficiency and the fact that they produce no harmful emissions. These buses are equipped with fuel cells, which consume hydrogen fuel in order to produce electrical power. Stark County will be home to…

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Hydrogen fuel buses are gaining momentum in Europe

Five bus manufacturers join together to launch fuel cell buses in European cities Five European bus manufacturers have signed a joint Letter of Understanding during a recent event hosted by the Fuel Cells and Hydrogen Joint Undertaking. The Letter of Understanding involves the use of hydrogen fuel cells in new buses that will be launched by the Fuel Cells and Hydrogen Joint Undertaking in the future. The manufacturers intend to launch as many as 1,000 fuel cell buses in major European cities by 2020. Fuel cells are becoming prominent in…

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New European venture will help support hydrogen fuel buses

Ballard Power Systems teams with Van Hool to launch new joint venture in Europe Ballard Power Systems, a leading developer of hydrogen fuel cells, has partnered with Van Hool, a manufacturer of buses, in order to launch a new joint venture called European Service and Parts Center. The venture will be focused on providing services to buses equipped with fuel cells, with these services being made available in November of this year. The venture will primarily support buses that have been developed by Van Hool. Fuel cell buses are growing…

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New hydrogen fuel buses come to California

SunLine introduces two new fuel cell buses that will operate in California SunLine Transit Agency, a transit operator based in Riverside County, California, will be holding a ribbon cutting ceremony in order to honor the winners of its SunLine Student Art Contest. The ceremony will also unveil the organization’s new hydrogen-powered buses, which will be clad in the winning art from those that have won SunLine’s contest. The buses are powered by hydrogen fuel cells, which use hydrogen to generate electrical power. Fuel cell buses are becoming more prominent in…

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