The Zero Emission Bus Conference and International Fuel Cell Bus Workshop took place on the 30th of November and 1st of December 2016 at the City Hall in London.
Organised by the CHIC project, CTE and Element Energy, the event gathered more than 250 stakeholders with representatives from the bus manufacturing industry, local authorities, bus operators, European institutions and funding bodies.
The Zero Emission Bus Conference discussed the future of both battery electric and fuel cell electric buses, with major European cities, including HyER members Akershus and Hamburg, committing to gradually phase out diesel buses in their fleets over the next few years. London Mayor Sadiq Khan announced in his keynote address that no more diesel double-deckers will be procured in London after 2018 and that all new single-deckers will be zero emission. Bus manufacturer Wrightbus also unveiled the first double decker fuel cell bus, which is to be trialled in London in 2017.
The FCH-JU’s Executive Director Bart Biebuyck encouraged participants to consult the new knowledge base dedicated to fuel cell buses and developed by the High V.LO-City project, in collaboration with the other projects deploying fuel cell buses in Europe: www.fuelcellbuses.eu
Amy Perry of Aberdeen City Council presented Aberdeen’s H2 Aberdeen Bus Project during the International Fuel Cell Buses Workshop on the 1st of December.
Summary reports for both days are available below:
Zero Emission Bus Conference, 30th of November: zebc-summary-report
International Fuel Cell Bus Workshop, 1st of December: fcbw-report
All the presentations from both days are available to download here.
Photo credits: CHIC project, CTE & Element Energy