Video: Green buses for European Cities
Zero emission buses have been integrated in a number of European Cities to decarbonise transport. This video features 5 hydrogen fuel cell buses in Oslo since last May. This video was presented during the SET Plan Conference on 8 May 2013.
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Van Hool buses for Oslo
From May 2012 Ruter (Oslo Public Transport Executive) operates 5 fuel cell buses, with hydrogen as fuel in the realm of the CHIC project More info >>
Bus line 81 A
When the fuel cell buses come to Oslo they will run on the 81 A line More info >>
Oslo Student Day 2013
The Student Day was held at The Norwegian University of Life Sciences ( Friday 3 May at noon (12.00). The Student Day is held in a corporation between Ruter and the Student Association for students at Environmental Physics & Renewable Energy.
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Opening Event in Oslo 30 May 2012
The invitations are out for the opening event in Oslo Wednesday 30 May 2012 at 11 a.m. The event will include: A marketing campain (roadside adshels, ads in magazins / newspapers) A small public event in the morning of 30 May at three bus stops on line 81A. An official Opening Event at the Rosenholm Bus garage An Opening Seminar, "High-Tech watering", at Rosenholm Bus garage A small internal seminar for the involved bus drivers and others in the evening   The County Mayor of Akershus County, Nils Aage Jegstad (conservative), and the Vice Mayor of Environment & Transport of Oslo City, Ola Elvestuen (liberal), will jointly open the project including 5 new fuel cell buses, one new hydrogen station (250 kg H2 daily production from two electrolysors / 340 kg H2 buffers), an up graded bus work shop, a visitor centre and other operational facilities. The Opening Seminar, "High -Tech Watering", with indepth information on the project and fuel cell technology in general will include international speakers. There will be bus transport at 10.30 a.m More info >>
Nordic hydrogen and fuel cell conference 2011
Organised by the Danish Partnership for Hydrogen and Fuel Cells, VTT, Hydrogen Sweden, Norwegian Hydrogen Forum and Icelandic New Energy, the conference will focus on the market roll out of fuel cell and hydrogen technologies, an early market perspective – ongoing research and demonstration, including industrial products and product development, hydrogen production, hydrogen storage, fuel cells and hydrogen end-use as well as hydrogen system aspects. We will also give you the latest news and highlights from Brussels and the FCH JTI General Assembly (the European Commission’s Fuels Cell & Hydrogen Joint Technology Initiative), which takes place shortly before this event. Representatives from the fuel cell and hydrogen industry will be represented on the speaker list along with other hydrogen stakeholders and researchers from all of the Nordic countries More info >>
Collaborative hydrogen event at FIS Nordic World Ski Championships
During the FIS Nordic World Ski Championships 2011, HyNor Oslo Buss in cooperation with the Norwegian Polytechnic Association are holding a parallel event which may include a Fuel Cell Hydrogen (FCH) bus demonstration at the competition. The skiing event will last from 23 February to 6 March 2011. The event will comprise of a mini seminar on Hydrogen Fuel Cell bus Technology on March 1, 2011, a presentation on the CHIC project, and a political discussion on the practical application of FCH bus fleets. The initiative expresses the once again great opportunity promote clean transport in combination with athletics and sportsmanship. Updates for this event will be posted soon!
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Oslo hydrogen fuel cell bus nominated for the Transnova prize
Ruter hydrogen buse  was nominated as one out of four candidates for the 2014 Transnova Prize . Transnova prize was awarded for the very first time at the occasion of the  Transnova conference on sustainble transport on 12 March 2014 More info >>
Oslo fuel cell buses in ordinary operation
The 5 fuel cell buses in Oslo (13 meter) started ordinary operation from 7 April 2013 and gradually increase to a full operation. The main operation will be at the bus lines 81 A (Oslo – Greverud) and 81 B (Oslo – Ødegården) between Oslo City Centre and the Kolbotn area.
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Market campaign 2012
Ruter made a market campaign in May and June 2012 connected to the launch of the fuel cell buses More info >>
Oslo infrastructure
At the Rosenholm Bus Depot, the CHIC project have established more infrastructure than only the Hydrogen Refueling Station. Here follows photos of - the hydrogen workshop with H2 sensors, two ventilation systems, crane, lifts etc - the parking lots of the buses with 400 V supply for the fuel cell heating - the electrical power transformation station - 'the tale' = a fence near the Hydrogen Refueling Station to protect visitors from buses passing by - the 'visitor centre', a room for meetings & education - the project office More info >>
The Oslo hydrogen refueling station
[gallery link="file" order="DESC"] Air Liquide Norway build, own and operate the hydrogen station at Rosenholm bus garage on a contract with Ruter. Hydrogenics Corporation (Belgium) have provided two HySTAT(TM)60 electrolyzers, in containers. The electrolyzers will support a complete electrolysis-based fueling station More info >>