Cities speeding up the integration of hydrogen buses in public fleets
Framework 7 Programme (FP7)
Partners / countries involved
Aberdeen City Council ( United Kingdom ); Van Hool (Belgium); Solvay (Belgium); Hydrogen Fuel Cells and Electro-mobility in European Regions (HyER) (Belgium); De Lijn (Belgium); WaterstofNet (Belgium); Dantherm/Ballard Power Systems (Denmark); Riviera Trasporti (Italy); Liguria Region (Italy); University of Genoa (Italy); FIT Consulting (Italy); Ballast Nedam (Netherlands); CNG Net (Netherlands);
Europe is rapidly expanding the demonstration of fuel cell hydrogen buses in regular public transport services in several cities across the continent. Supported by the region of Flanders (Belgium), Liguria (Italy) and the City of Aberdeen (Scotland) and co- financed by the EU Joint Undertaking for fuel cells and hydrogen (FCH JU), the project is kicking off the use of highly efficient fuel cell hydrogen buses, linking them with existing locations throughout Europe. The project is known under the acronym “High VLO-City”, referring to its objective to accelerate the integration of hydrogen buses in public fleets, from North to South.
Building on the commitments of the public transport operators of the project demonstration sites, San Remo (5 buses), Antwerp (5 buses) and Aberdeen (4 buses), and of previous EU fuel cell bus demo sites, the High V.LO-City project will demonstrate the economic and technical viability of these buses and of intelligent infrastructure solutions, to speed up a broader market introduction in the next few years.
The project locations offer key stakeholders an important perspective for European-wide fuel cell and hydrogen business development and investment decisions. Located in different climate zones, the “High V.LO – Cities” will facilitate the building of a network of Centres of Excellence on fuel cell bus integration in different public transport fleets, offering up-close insight in all the aspects of introducing these clean and energy efficient vehicles into their services.
Aberdeen City Council continues to play a leading role in the development of hydrogen technologies and infrastructure and demonstrating the benefits of green transport.
- Project Launch
- 01 January 2012
- Project completed
- 31 December 2016
Project owner contactAberdeen City Council