NewBusFuel (New Bus ReFuelling for European Hydrogen) is a European research project which aims at planning refuelling infrastructures for entire fuel cell bus fleets: up to this moment, hydrogen production and refuelling infrastructures were planned to be refuelling up to ten fc-buses. This project goes further, and plans big infrastructures for hundreds of buses, studying also the requirements for location, design, operation and security. Therefore, this project is an important puzzle piece on the road to the commercialisation and the roll out of the technology.
12 case studies (Aberdeen, Birmingham, Bozen/Bolzano, London, De Lijn, Wuppertal, Madrid, Oslo, Riga, Hamburg, Potsdam, Stuttgart) with different technical solutions for the hydrogen supply of bus depots (compressed vs. liquid hydrogen, hydrogen delivery vs. production in loco through electrolysis or steam reforming) have been developed.
The aim of this project is to create a manual for bus fleet operators on how to supply their fleet with hydrogen, as well as giving them the necessary details for the technical parameters and the financial realisation.
This project is being supported by the EU through the FCH JU (Fuel Cell and Hydrogen Joint Undertaken) program.