UK: Air Products to Supply Liquid Hydrogen for Zero Emission Bus Fleet | News
Marking a significant step forward in the UK hydrogen transport space, the deal will see Go-Ahead Groups first hydrogen buses added to its fleet of more than 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 funded in part by the UK government and the European Union’s zero emission bus program.
Once delivered, these buses will be supplied with liquid hydrogen by Air Products, as it appears to continue to grow in the hydrogen business and contribute to various decarbonization goals.
Christian Schreyer, CEO of the Go-Ahead Group, said: âThis is our first hydrogen supply agreement, and it represents an important step in our transition plans for the entire fleet of buses from Go-Ahead to Zero Emissions Fuel.
âWe are delighted to be working with Air Products and with Wrightbus. This 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, Director of Hydrogen for Mobility at Air Products UK, added: âWe are delighted to partner with Go-Ahead and Metrobus on the largest contract to supply hydrogen for buses in the UK. nowadays. This is a milestone in the UK hydrogen for mobility sector.
âAt Air Products, we have been involved in over 13 million hydrogen vehicle refills around the world and have extensive experience over the past 60 years providing reliable hydrogen solutions from start to finish, from production distribution and refueling stations.
âOur innovative and unique solutions will provide Metrobus with the infrastructure not only to power their initial fleet, but also to enable rapid expansion without a footprint or additional cost.â