Everfuel, Wrightbus, Ballard Power Systems, Hexagon Composites, Nel Hydrogen and Ryse Hydrogen, leading players in the hydrogen fuel cell electric value chain, are joining forces to form the H2Bus Consortium. The members are committed to deploying 1,000 hydrogen fuel cell electric buses, along with supporting infrastructure, in European cities at commercially competitive rates.
It is essential that commercial players join forces to realize the true zero-emission mobility society. The hydrogen fuel cell electric bus is the ideal substitute for fossil solutions, without compromising range, operational ability or cost. We are expanding our product portfolio to accommodate different market needs. The first phase of the project, totalling 600 buses, is supported by €40 million from the EU’s Connecting Europe Facility (CEF). The grant will enable the deployment of +600 hydrogen fuel cell electric buses in focus markets by 2023.
Everfuel is the European hydrogen fuel company, dedicated to supplying competitive and green hydrogen to heavy duty mobility markets, starting with hydrogen buses. Everfuel will establish and operate the complete hydrogen value chain to achieve a competitive hydrogen offering for bus operators. Everfuel will install hydrogen stations inside the bus depots to make an easy switch from fossil fuels to hydrogen. Everfuel will firstly be operational in Denmark and Latvia, but expect a fast growth to other H2Bus markets in Europe.
Every product that bears the Wrightbus name has been designed and engineered with a passion and determination to be a leader in its class. With an in-service life of 15 years plus ahead of it, innovation is as much about now as the future. The Wrightbus philosophy has a clear focus on offering a complete range of fuel efficient vehicles to meet all our operators’ needs, backed up with support from an organisation that’s in it for the long haul. Today we are industry leaders in the field of minimising fuel consumption, through weight reduction by design, the use of advanced materials and efficient driveline technology. All this, and more, is centred on achieving exceptional levels of quality, performance and safety, whilst delivering exceptional whole life cost value. The Wrightbus range today harnesses our group-wide resources, expertise and experience to combine innovation with complete customer support.
Nel is a global, dedicated hydrogen company, delivering optimal solutions to produce, store and distribute hydrogen from renewable energy. We serve industries, energy and gas companies with leading hydrogen technology. Since its foundation in 1927, Nel has a proud history of development and continual improvement of hydrogen plants. Our hydrogen solutions cover the entire value chain from hydrogen production technologies to manufacturing of hydrogen fueling stations, providing all fuel cell electric vehicles with the same fast fueling and long range as conventional vehicles today.
Hexagon Composites is a globally leading supplier of safe and innovative solutions for a cleaner energy future. Our solutions enable storage, transport and conversion to clean energy in a wide range of mobility, industrial and consumer applications. The energy transition towards a low-carbon society provides exciting growth opportunities for the Group. We are driving energy transformation as we deliver the power of clean alternatives with natural gas, biogas, hydrogen, propane and electrification.
We deliver fuel cell power for a sustainable planet. We use our fuel cell expertise to deliver valuable and innovative solutions to our customers globally and power the hydrogen society. Today Ballard fuel cell products power buses, trucks, trains, forklifts and marine vessels across the world. Our recognized product performance, proven technology expertise, unique field experience and outstanding customer support position Ballard as a leader to deliver hydrogen mobility. Zero emission fuel cell vehicles will positively change the lives of the next generation; we have the power to change the world.
Ryse Hydrogen is a UK based hydrogen production and refuelling company dedicated to delivering affordable and low carbon hydrogen for future mobility solutions. Ryse aspires to decarbonise transport by providing clean fuel for buses, trains, HGVs, shipping, and the automotive sector. To catalyse mass deployment of zero emission vehicles in Europe, Ryse will develop, establish and own the infrastructure for clean production, distribution and dispensing of hydrogen fuel. As one of the first commercial scale supplier of green hydrogen, Ryse will offer a range customer-centric logistics services in the growing hydrogen economy, meeting environmental objectives of driving down transport emissions and improving air quality in cities.
The H2bus Consortium is supported by Element Energy as coordinator. Element Energy has long lasting experience within development and coordination of large scale hydrogen projects like the JIVE projects, that are demonstrating 291 fuel cell electric buses in cities across Europe.