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Finale Conference H2Bus Project HighVLOCity, Groningen

27 november 2019
Locatie: Van der Valk Groningen Hoogkerk, Borchsingel 53 , 9766PP , Eelderwolde
Finale Conference H2Bus Project HighVLOCity, Groningen

Towards zero emission public transport with fuel cell buses 
Join us for free at the Final Conference of the High V.LO-City project in Groningen, Netherlands, on the 27th of November from 10:00 to 17:30. This event will be a chance for participants to hear the results and lessons learned directly from the project partners. Participants will also have opportunities to network and engage in discussions throughout the day and during the networking cocktail. The event will take place at the van der Valk Hotel located at Borchsingle 53, 9766PP Eelderwolde, in Hoogkerk, Groningen.

Background Information
The High V.LO-City project, coordinated by the bus manufacturer Van Hool, started in 2012 and will run until the end of December 2019. During the course of the project, 14 buses have been operated in 4 locations: Aberdeen, Scotland (4 buses), Antwerp, Belgium (5 buses), San Remo, Italy (3 buses) and Groningen, Netherlands (2 buses). The 14 fuel cell hydrogen buses have been used as like-to-like replacement of conventional diesel buses and trolley buses. The key project objectives were to increase the energy efficiency of the buses and reduce the cost of ownership, as well as to demonstrate an operational availability of the buses equivalent to diesel (over 90%). Another objective of the project was to contribute to the commercialisation of fuel cell electric buses in Europe.

Since the start of the project, more than 900.000km have already been travelled by the buses, saving more than 907t of CO2. The daily operation is proving that fuel cell electric buses can be put in operation with the same level of efficiency and flexibility as diesel buses. Different methods of hydrogen production are tested and the overall availability of the buses is expected to continue to increase as experience is accumulated by the project partners.

The final conference will discuss the results and lessons learned from the projects, as well as provide an outlook to future developments in the fuel cell buses sector in Europe.

For more information about the project please visit the project website: http://highvlocity.eu/

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