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Third EU Fuel Cell Bus Project HyTransit starts in Aberdeen

Published on: February 11, 2013

On February 11, 2013, the third fuel cell bus project co-funded by the EU Fuel Cells and Hydrogen Joint Undertaking took off in Aberdeen. A total of 9 buses will be put in operation in the coming year as part of the Aberdeen Hydrogen Project. First Minister Alex Salmond last August gave the green light for a pioneering clean energy hub in Scotland, including Europe’s largest hydrogen bus fleet, as he announced funding of up to £3.3 million for the EU-backed project. The Scottish Government and Scottish Enterprise funding will enable Aberdeen City Council, supported by Aberdeen Renewable Energy Group, to start the project’s first phase with an order for 9 Van Hool hydrogen fuel-cell buses. BOC is coordinating the project and will take care of of the development of a green hydrogen supply chain linked to Scottish abundant wind resources. HyER, together with Aberdeen Renewable Energy Group and Element Energy, will ensure that the project results will be disseminated broadly at local, national and EU level, leveraging the links with ungoing actvities in current FCH JU bus projects as CHIC and HighVLOCity.

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