Oslo hydrogen fuel cell bus nominated for the Transnova prizeread more »

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. The CHIC project did not win the award, but the nomination is a recognition of the work done to ensure that renewable energy will drive all public transport in the future.  Asko and Scania Group won the Transnova Price, for the use of Norwegian produced bioethanol in heavy transport. Testing out  new environmental technology Transnova supports projects that contribute to sustainable mobility. Ruter pilot project with buses running on hydrogen and fuel cell technology, is one of these projects. "Ruter takes the challenge to phase out fossil fuels very seriously
Video: Green buses for European Cities
09 May, 2013 Zero emission buses have been integrated in a number of European Cities to decarbonise transport ..read more
Van Hool buses for Oslo
11 Jul, 2011 From May 2012 Ruter (Oslo Public Transport Executive) operates 5 fuel cell buses, with hydrogen as fuel in the realm of the CHIC project ..read more
Bus line 81 A
24 Mar, 2011 When the fuel cell buses come to Oslo they will run on the 81 A line ..read more
Oslo Student Day 2013
3 May, 2013 The Student Day was held at The Norwegian University of Life Sciences (http://www.umb.no/english) Friday 3 May at noon (12.00) ..read more
Opening Event in Oslo 30 May 2012
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 ..read more
Nordic hydrogen and fuel cell conference 2011
25 Oct - 26 Oct, 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 ..read more
Collaborative hydrogen event at FIS Nordic World Ski Championships
1 March, 2011 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 ..read more
Oslo fuel cell buses in ordinary operation
12 Mar, 2013 The 5 fuel cell buses in Oslo (13 meter) started ordinary operation from 7 April 2013 and gradually increase to a full operation ..read more
Market campaign 2012
12 Mar, 2013 Ruter made a market campaign in May and June 2012 connected to the launch of the fuel cell buses ..read more
Oslo infrastructure
07 Dec, 2012 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 ..read more
Oslo launched its fuel cell bus project
31 May, 2012 Oslo launched the fuel cell bus project Wednesday, 30 May 2012 ..read more

The Oslo hydrogen refueling stationread more »

[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.  The electrolyzers, capable of producing 250 kilograms per day, of pure hydrogen is based at the Rosenholm bus garage in Oppegård Municipality in the suburb of Oslo, Norway. The hydrogen refueling station commenced its service in May 2012 and provide hydrogen to operate fuel cell buses for a five year period. The project will reduce noise and improve the air quality in the Oslo area, in addition to reducing harmful emissions from public transport. The hydrogen will be produced at the station from electricity from renewable sources. The hydrogen fueling station will deliver sertified 100% green hydrogen. The consultancy company Sweco assist Ruter to build a wall around the station