Aberdeen Hydrogen Transport Summit 2017
When: 15 Mar - 17 Mar, 2017

 

The Aberdeen Hydrogen Transport Summit was organised from the 15th to the 17th of March 2017 in Aberdeen. The event was co-organised by the High V.LO-City, HyTransit and NewBusFuel projects, which are all co-funded by the FCH-JU.

The Summit was a success with more than 150 delegates from all over Europe attending the event. Local authorities, bus manufacturers, bus operators and other key stakeholders discussed the important question of bridging the gap from demonstration to large scale deployments of fuel cell electric buses in European cities and regions.

EU Commission to harmonise alternative fuels infrastructure
On January 24, 2013 EU Transport Commissioner Siim Kallas announced the EU Clean Power for Transport for Europe package to put harmonised infrastructure for all alternative fuels including hydrogen and battery recharging on European roads.
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2013: the year of air
The EU has been taking steps in controlling air pollution since the 1970s. Emphasis is placed on making further progress in  controlling emissions of harmful substances into the atmosphere and improving fuel quality.
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High V.LO-City partners hold their consortium meeting
On 15 January 2013, partners of the EU co-funded High V.LO-City project gathered at the headquarters of the bus supplier and project Coordinator Van Hool. The project will be putting into service by the end of this year 10 hydrogen fuel cell buses (4 in Aberdeen and 5 in San Remo, Liguria), while the creation of hydrogen refueling stations is in progress to service the bus fleets. Another 5 hybrid fuel cell buses are to be integrated into the public fleet services of De Lijn in Flanders by the end of the year.
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High V.LO-City project in Aberdeen
Aberdeen is a partner of the EU co-funded High V.LO-City project and has joined a number of key industry and public sector players to demonstrate the EU’s largest integrated renewable hydrogen project. Utilising Scotland’s abundance of wind energy, the project will both allow the greater development of renewable energy. The hydrogen buses are expected to be operational by 2014 in Aberdeen.
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Flemish government acquires 5 hydrogen fuel cell buses
The Flemish government has approved the decision to buy 386 buses to replace the oldest and most polluting vehicles with more cost-effective and environmentally-friendly ones. Five hydrogen fuel cell buses will also be integrated into De Lijn’s fleet. The buses are part of the EU co-funded High V.LO-City project
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Bus study “urban buses: alternative power trains for Europe”
On 6 December 2012, the Fuel Cell Hydrogen Joint Undertaking (FCH JU) which supported a study on the alternative powertrain technologies available for buses in Europe in 2012-2030, officially presented the main outcomes. The study was conducted by McKinsey & Company and over 40 companies and government organisations participated (including Van Hool bus supplier and High V.LO-City project Coordinator).
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