Aberdeen goes green.

Plans to make Aberdeen the hub of green transport and clean energy in Scotland have been given the go ahead by First Minister Alex Salmond.

The pioneering project would cost £3.3 million and is being backed by the European Union, as well as the Scottish Government, Scottish Enterprise, Aberdeen City Council and Aberdeen Renewable Energy Group.

It will make the Scottish city home to the biggest fleet of hydrogen buses anywhere in Europe, making low carbon transport an integral part of Aberdeen’s travel infrastructure.Image

The first phase of the project will be to have ten hydrogen fuel cell buses, which produce water vapour instead of carbon monoxide, introduced onto the city’s roads.

These can be expected to be seen on First and Stagecoach routes from the beginning of 2014 and a large refuelling station is to be built to service them.

Other hydrogen powered vehicles in the city, such as cars, will be able to use the station for refuelling purposes also.

The fuel will come from a renewable source as Scottish & Southern Energy Power Distribution and BOC will harness wind energy to generate hydrogen and electricity to power the fleet.

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