In the German city of Wuppertal, hydrogen-fueled buses using garbage produced by a power plant were launched onto the route, Ecotown reports.
10 hydrogen fuel buses run on several routes. Buses are 12 meters long and do not emit either nitric oxide or CO2, but only form clean water vapor. An 85 kW fuel cell converts the hydrogen in the tank into electricity. Electricity drives the electric motor.
A bus costs about €650 thousand. The Wuppertal hydrogen project received government funding of €6.5 million.
The buses were delivered by the Belgian manufacturer Van Hool, they carry up to 75 passengers each and weigh 14 tons. In addition, the machine is also equipped with a lithium titanate battery.
Power plants using waste fuel and hydrogen transport were combined for the first time in Wuppertal. WSW Utility operates a fleet of hydrogen buses, as well as produces fuel for them. This is the responsibility of the subordinate waste disposal company AWG, in the incinerator of which an electrolyzer is installed, the electricity for which is generated by the incineration of waste.
It is estimated that next year the number of hydrogen buses in Wuppertal will double up to 20.
Earlier it was reported that Lithuania launched electric buses made of plastic bottles.
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