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Sat Dec 1, 2018, 06:38 AM

Three fuel cell electric buses and refuelling infrastructure have been deployed in Sanremo, Italy



Today (30th November 2018) marks the official launch of the Sanremo site of the High V.LO-City project by the Mayor of Sanremo, Alberto Biancheri. Three fuel cell electric buses and their hydrogen refuelling infrastructure have been deployed in the city.

The deployment and testing of the buses is part of the High V.LO-City project, which aims at facilitating the deployment of fuel cell electric buses and their related hydrogen refuelling infrastructure in European cities. The project is co-funded by the Fuel Cells and Hydrogen Joint Undertaking. Bart Biebuyck, Executive Director at the FCH-JU, said: ‘Supporting the development of fuel cell buses, from making a business case to proving commercial viability, is an ongoing journey for the FCH JU. High V.LO-City is important as it successfully trials small bus fleets in various cities in the UK, the Netherlands, Belgium and today in Italy. The project is proving that fuel cell buses can operate with the same flexibility as diesel buses preserving the productivity of public transport without noise, emissions or particle pollution. Altogether, hydrogen buses represent a strategic choice for cities such as Sanremo, which are striving to improve the quality of life for their citizens.’

The three Van Hool buses are operated by the local bus operator Riviera Transporti and are replacing conventional diesel fuel buses, in an effort to cut emissions from public transport in the city. The three buses will enter in full operation at the beginning of December. Bus drivers have been trained to operate the buses as well as to refuel them. They have also been trained by Ballard, the fuel cell provider.

The buses will be operated on the Sanremo – Taggia suburban line, which is about 14km long. Sandro Corrado, Director at Riviera Transporti, said: ‘The line was served by trolley buses until the first years of this century. Several roundabouts where then built along the road and the trolley line was abandoned, replaced by diesel buses. I am sure the passengers and inhabitants of Arma and Taggia will welcome the return of silent, electric buses with the fuel cell buses’...more: https://www.fuelcellbuses.eu/public-transport-hydrogen/press-release-high-vlo-city-project-launches-demonstration-site-fuel-cell

Ireland-check
Germany- check
England- check
Denmark- check
Switzerland-check
now
Italy!

Just another day in the Hydrogen Revolution

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Response to Aquila (Original post)

Sat Dec 1, 2018, 07:29 AM

2. ''Hydrogen Revolution''..since when did such ''progress'' require a billion euros in public funding?

Did that new invention, the automobile, get such vast public funding when it started to replace the horse & buggy a hundred years ago??

Did the govt pass laws banning horse & buggies so that the only alternative for the public was to buy an automobile???

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Response to quad489 (Reply #2)

Sat Dec 1, 2018, 08:46 AM

5. "The deployment and testing of the buses is part of the High V.LO-City project....."

Notice how its always some fuel cell corporate-funded "project" (funded usually by government) or some government induced mandate?

And notice how their dreams ans aspirations always project success by some future day like in 2040?

Your analogy with the car vs horse and buggy is right-on. Henry Ford didn't need to pay anyone with government grants to buy his cars. People bought them because they were more practical than ole Wilbur and the carriage in the barn. The government didn't need to ban anything to facilitate the transformation to gas powered autos, and they certainly didn't need to forbid the manufacture of buggies.

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Response to Aquila (Original post)

Sat Dec 1, 2018, 08:35 AM

3. How is your hydrogen-powered car doing?

Surely you have one.

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Response to oflguy (Reply #3)

Sat Dec 1, 2018, 08:38 AM

4. If he hasn't answered you once.

Out of the 50 times you've asked him, what makes you think he will now?

Keep beating that dead horse though.

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Response to SatansSon666 (Reply #4)

Sat Dec 1, 2018, 08:48 AM

6. I'd really like to know how it is performing for him.

Someone with first-hand knowledge is always the best reference, right?

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Response to oflguy (Reply #6)

Sat Dec 1, 2018, 08:55 AM

7. Right.

He obviously doesn't have one.
I'm sure we'll all know when he does.

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Response to SatansSon666 (Reply #7)

Sat Dec 1, 2018, 09:26 AM

9. How do you know he doesn't have one?

Did you ask him?

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Response to oflguy (Reply #9)

Sat Dec 1, 2018, 10:00 AM

10. No. You did though.

In every thread he posts.
Following him around asking the same question dozens of times.
So I can either assume he doesn't want anything to do with you, or he doesn't have one.
Maybe he does. I doubt it though.

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Response to SatansSon666 (Reply #10)

Sat Dec 1, 2018, 11:00 AM

11. Maybe you are not on ignore

Why not ask him?

Perhaps one day he will stop cowering and take me off ignore.

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Response to oflguy (Reply #11)

Sat Dec 1, 2018, 11:18 AM

12. If he has you on ignore,

Why ask the same question over and over and over, knowing he won't answer you?

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Response to SatansSon666 (Reply #12)

Sat Dec 1, 2018, 12:02 PM

13. One can always hope he grows a pair

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Response to oflguy (Reply #13)

Sat Dec 1, 2018, 12:21 PM

14. I suppose.

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Response to Aquila (Original post)

Sat Dec 1, 2018, 09:12 AM

8. why do none of your magic energy posts never include daily operating and other costs associated

with these magic projects?
Should I tell them? Or are you going to?

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Response to MumblyPeg (Reply #8)

Sat Dec 1, 2018, 01:02 PM

15. Yep, she constantly avoids the topic of pollution created to generate the hydrogen, manufacture...

...the fuel cells, huge storage losses, etc but instead only focuses on how green the H2 powered bus is.

It's kinda like claiming that nuclear power is a really green/clean energy source...when one totally ignores the all the pollution creating processes required to generate the fuel rods, build the reactors/containment bldgs/etc, the long term storage issues for the spent fuel rods & worn out reactors/containment bldgs/etc.....

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Response to quad489 (Reply #15)

Sat Dec 1, 2018, 03:46 PM

16. "totally ignores the all the pollution creating processes required to generate the fuel rods"

bad analogy man, the comparisons aren't even close.

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Response to MumblyPeg (Reply #16)

Sun Dec 2, 2018, 07:55 PM

17. Feel free to provide a better analogy that better matches the issues of hydrogen.............

"bad analogy man, the comparisons aren't even close"

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Response to quad489 (Reply #17)

Sun Dec 2, 2018, 10:34 PM

18. nuclear fuels aren't being suggested for use in cars and trucks mainly, which

makes them not really comparable

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