UK: Air Products to supply liquid hydrogen for zero-emission bus fleet | News

Marking a significant step forward in the UK’s hydrogen transport space, the deal will see Go-Ahead Groups’ first hydrogen buses added to its fleet of over 6,000 vehicles – a move expected to take place in June (2022).

It has already been confirmed that the GB Kite Hydroliner single-decker buses will be manufactured by Wrightbus in Northern Ireland and will be partly funded by funds from the UK government and the European Union’s zero-emission bus scheme.

Once delivered, these buses will be powered by a supply of liquid hydrogen from Air Products, as it appears to continue to grow in the hydrogen space and contribute to various decarbonization goals.

Christian Schreyer, Managing Director of the Go-Ahead Group, said: “This is our first hydrogen supply contract, and it represents an important milestone in our plans to transition the entire bus fleet. from Go-Ahead to zero-emission fuel.

“We are delighted to work with Air Products and with Wrightbus. It is an example of what can be achieved through a mix of public and private funding, and cooperation between different environmentally friendly partners.

Manish Patel, Air Products UK Hydrogen for Mobility Director, added: “We are delighted to partner with Go-Ahead and Metrobus on the largest UK bus hydrogen supply contract to date. This is an important milestone in the hydrogen for mobility sector in the UK. »

“At Air Products, we have participated in more than 13 million hydrogen vehicle fill-ups worldwide and have extensive experience over the past 60 years in delivering reliable end-to-end hydrogen solutions from production to distribution and service stations.

“Our innovative and unique solutions will provide Metrobus with the infrastructure to not only power their initial fleet, but also to enable rapid expansion without additional footprint or cost.”

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