Manufacturing and Commercialisation of Hydrogen Buses

April 6th, 2022

Manufacturing and Commercialisation of Hydrogen Buses

The project proponent is to develop two hydrogen fuel cell electric buses for use in the Victorian public transport network.

Main proponents:

Volgren Australia Pty Ltd

Main end-use classification:

Hydrogen mobility

Status:

Under development

Estimated cost:

AUD$4,000,000

Other involvement:

 

Production details:

Not applicable

Location:

Victoria, Australia

Announced funding:

AUD$1,800,000 – Victorian Government Renewable Hydrogen Commercialisation Pathways Fund

Project description

This project will develop two hydrogen fuel cell electric buses in the Melbourne suburb of Dandenong. These buses will use a fuel cell, powered by hydrogen, to generate the electricity needed to operate them. Once built, the buses will be deployed to bus operators for trial use on the Victorian public transport system.

It is estimated that the two buses developed under this project (that replace two diesel buses in the public transport network) can reduce COemissions by 30 tonnes per annum.

It is anticipated that commissioning activities of the completed buses will be undertaken by the end of the third quarter of 2023.

The Victorian Government is supporting the project through an award of AUD$1,800,000 through its Renewable Hydrogen Commercialisation Pathways Fund.

 

This description was reviewed by the project proponent in April 2022.