Aberdeen hydrogen station milestone
Aberdeen’s hydrogen production and bus refuelling station, the UK’s first such facility, has reached its 1,000th refuel. Based at Aberdeen City Council’s Kittybrewster depot, the station opened in March and provides fuel for Europe’s largest fleet of hydrogen fuel cell buses running in the city. The equipment is owned and operated by BOC, a Member of the Linde Group. It was delivered as part of the Aberdeen City Council-led £19m green transport demonstration project, which is testing the economic and environmental benefits of hydrogen transport technologies. The Aberdeen Hydrogen Bus Project features ten Van Hool hydrogen fuel cell buses operated by First Aberdeen and Stagecoach. With backing from Europe, the UK Government and the Scottish Government, the scheme also includes a purpose built hydrogen fuel cell vehicle maintenance facility.
First Aberdeen MD, David Phillips, said, ‘We are pleased to have played a key part in reaching this milestone for the ground breaking hydrogen project. We are proud to be a partner in the trial of hydrogen technology in Aberdeen and look forward to achieving many more successes in the months to come.’