In-der-City-Bus GmbH orders heavy-duty hydrogen station; Aberdeen Council adds hydrogen truck

This is the first order for Everfuel GmbH in Germany since established at the beginning of 2021.

Germany public transport company, In-der-City-Bus GmbH orders a heavy-duty hydrogen station from Everfuel.

In-der-City-Bus GmbH (ICB) has awarded Everfuel GmbH the contract to plan, construct, and commission a hydrogen refuelling station. The contract also includes maintenance and servicing. Everfuel was awarded the contract for the supply of hydrogen for a minimum of three years.

The planned hydrogen refuelling station has the capacity to refuel at least 22 fuel-cell buses daily. It is designed to be fully redundant and modular so that the station can easily be expanded to refuel a larger number of hydrogen buses.

The green hydrogen (H2) dispensed will be delivered in Everfuel’s custom-built hydrogen trailers. The project will contribute to a significant reduction in emissions of climate-damaging greenhouse gases.

The company is now integrating the second fossil-free technology into its fleet with fuel cell buses. In the future, the respective technological system advantages will thus be played out in Frankfurt’s local transport.

ICB ordered their first 13 fuel cell buses from Solaris in mid-2021. These will be operated on the 22-kilometre Line 36 when delivered. The line runs almost exclusively through densely populated inner-city districts and areas close to the city centre of Frankfurt.

ICB aims to complete the technology change from diesel to locally emission-free, low-noise fleets powered by hydrogen or electricity by 2030.

Aberdeen City Council inducts UK’s first hydrogen fuel cell waste truck

The UK’s first hydrogen-fuelled waste collection vehicle has been revealed in Aberdeen. The new waste truck will use green hydrogen from the existing refuelling infrastructure in Aberdeen.

The truck will start collecting waste and recycling around the city from early March and will be the first hydrogen-powered waste truck to become operational in the UK.

It will result in estimated emissions savings of over 25kg CO2e/litre across a year and collect data that will allow further rollouts of hydrogen-fuelled waste trucks in the future.

The hydrogen fuel cell waste truck is one of seven that will be deployed across seven pilot sites in northwest Europe, including the Netherlands, France, Belgium and Germany. The waste truck is being part-funded by the Interreg North-West Europe Programme as part of its HECTOR project – Hydrogen Waste Collection Vehicles in North-West Europe. Hyzon Motors manufactured the chassis. The refuse collection vehicle is being manufactured and supplied to Aberdeen City Council via Geesinknorba

Ethan Mandel

Ethan is the special correspondent for Europe covering the hydrogen industry for H2 Bulletin. Please click on the email icon to contact me via email or follow me on social media. I am reachable on Phone: 02081237815
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