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European Commission Reports Results of Hydrogen Bus Project.

The European Commission (EC) recently announced the results of its Clean Urban Transport for Europe (CUTE) hydrogen fuel cell-powered bus trial.

According to the commission, more than 4 million people in nine European cities have traveled more than 1 million kilometers in 27 fuel cell transit buses since the effort began in 2003.

EC noted that the bus project attained a number of achievements, including the design, construction and operation of nine hydrogen supply chains and refueling stations, and the production and use of over 192 tons of hydrogen. Of that total, 100 tons were generated from renewable sources.

The commission announced that a series of further demonstration projects grouped under the initiative "Hydrogen for Transport" will put some 200 hydrogen-powered vehicles on European roads during the next three years. HyFLEET: CUTE will see the operation of nearly 50 hydrogen buses on three continents, while ZERO REGIO will see the operation of eight fuel cell passenger cars in Frankfurt, Germany and Mantova, Italy, and HyCHAIN: MINITRANS will see the operation of 158 small transport vehicles in France, Germany, Spain and Italy.

Contact: EC, website http://ec.europa.eu/index_en.htm.

(EIN STAFF: 5/11)
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