Decarbonising the production of hydrogen, enabling a green transport fuel for buses
Hydrogen is a perfect fuel for Fuel Cell Electric Buses (FCEBs) as it offers a ten minute refuel time, enabling the bus to be back in operation as quickly as a conventional bus. Unlike battery-electric buses which add substantial weight to the vehicle, a FCEB stores energy compactly enabling it to cover a similar distance to a conventional bus, yet the only tailpipe emission is water vapour.
Buses are usually refuelled at depots or bus stations and so return-to-depot refuelling of FCEBs can be achieved by locating suitable hydrogen refuelling stations at bus depots. This approach can easily be replicated in towns and cities across the country to eradicate emissions from bus transport