The UK’s first hydrogen production and bus refuelling station in Aberdeen, owned and operated by BOC, has reached a major milestone – its 1,000th refuel.
The refuelling station, opened in March, provides fuel for Europe’s largest fleet of hydrogen fuel cell buses running on the streets of the city. Based at Aberdeen City Council’s Kittybrewster depot, the facility has been delivered as part of a £19m green transport demonstration project which is testing the economic and environmental benefits of hydrogen transport technologies and aims to drive the development of hydrogen technologies.
The hydrogen buses emit only water vapour, and produce no carbon emissions, or air pollution. They are also quieter and smoother to run than diesel vehicles, contributing to making Aberdeen a greener City.
The Aberdeen Hydrogen Bus Project, which has backing from Europe, the UK Government and the Scottish Government, as well as a broad range of private sector partners, is the most high-profile of a range of projects designed to create a hydrogen economy in the city. It is delivering a hydrogen infrastructure in Aberdeen, including the production of hydrogen at the UK’s first commercial-scale hydrogen production and bus refuelling station, as well as a purpose-built hydrogen fuel cell vehicle maintenance facility.
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