UK's first hydrogen bus refuelling station opens in Aberdeen
The depot will provide fuel for a fleet of ten green buses which hit the streets this year.
The UK’s first hydrogen bus refuelling station has been officially opened in Aberdeen.
The depot at Kittybrewster will provide fuel for a fleet of ten green buses which hit the streets this year.
The £19m scheme has been backed by both the EU and the UK and Scottish Governments.
Aberdeen City Council leader Jenny Laing said: “As a leading energy city determined to anchor the renewables industry in the north east, the success of the Aberdeen Hydrogen Bus Project is a real coup.
"We not only have Europe's largest fleet of hydrogen fuel cell buses running on the streets of Aberdeen, but we also have the UK's first and largest hydrogen production and bus refuelling station.
"We have a very clear hydrogen strategy for the future and are on the cusp of realising our aspiration of becoming a world-leading city for low carbon technology, while maintaining our position as a leading world energy city.
"The Aberdeen Hydrogen Bus Project is a very important demonstration scheme which will help to inform the growth and development of hydrogen technologies and the hydrogen industry. The benefits of this project will be felt locally, nationally and internationally.”
The refuelling station could later be used to supply hydrogen-powered cars and motorbikes. Hydrogen fuel cells release no harmful emissions and are virtually silent.
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