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MoU signed to deploy hydrogen buses in Australia [free access]

May 24, 2020

UK-based ITM Power has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Australia-based bus operator Transit Systems, Australia-based Palisade Investment Partners, Canada-based Ballard Power Systems, and UK-based BOC Group to deploy hydrogen buses in Australia under the H2OzBus Project. Under this project, these companies have established a consortium to evaluate and demonstrate the deployment of hydrogen buses for public use. In the first phase, the consortium will identify infrastructural requirements and draft detailed plans to deploy 100 hydrogen buses at up to 10 central hubs in the country.

 

ITM Power and BOC Group will supply the hydrogen production and refuelling infrastructure; Ballard Power Systems will supply the fuel cell system to be integrated into the electric buses supplied by the supporting bus manufacturers; Transit Systems will provide operations and maintenance (O&M) services; and Palisade Investment Partners will assist in providing funding and strategic financial oversight.