Project Partners

The participants of the project included the bus operators and local authorities for the 9 cities, BP and Shell as suppliers of hydrogen and the infrastructure and several research organizations. A more detailed list is presented on Table 1.

1. CUTE, ECTOS and STEP: 3 Projects Running in Parallel

The ECTOS project aimed to implement and demonstrate the state-of-the-art hydrogen technology by running part of the public transport system with fuel cell busses within Reykjavik, Iceland. The hydrogen was produced from hydro and geothermal power, enabling a C02-free production chain. In the ECTOS project, three fuels cell buses similar to the ones used in CUTE were tested, and the project ran parallel in Reykjavik with the CUTE project.

The STEP project is part of the Western Australian Government’s commitment to working towards sustainable and ‘zero emission’ transportation in Western Australia.

Table 1. Project participants.

Project partners

Country

Main Business Activity

AB Storstockholms Lokaltrafik

SE

Transport company

Autobus de la ville de Luxembourg (AVL)

LU

Public transport authority / company

BP Amoco PLC (BP)

UK

Exploitation of Energy resources

Busslink і Sverige AB

SE

Transport company

City of Stockholm, Environmental and Health Protection Administration (MF)

SE

Environmental protection agency

DaimlerChrysler

DE

Automotive manufacturer

Empresa Municipal de Transportes de Madrid (EMT)

ES

Public transport authority / company

EvoBus

DE

Bus manufacturer

Federation Luxembourgeoise des Exploitants d’Autobus et d’Autocars ASBL (FLEAA)

LU

Non-profit association of bus operators

First Group PLC

UK

Transport company

Gemeentevervoerbedrijf Amsterdam (GVB)

NL

Public transport authority / company

Hamburger Hochbahn AG (HHA)

DE

Public transport authority / company

Hamburgische Elektrizitats-Werke AG (HEW)

DE

Energy supplier

Iceland Institute of Technology – ECTOS

IS

Research

Icelandic New Energy – ECTOS

IS

Research

Instituto Superior Tecnico (1ST)

PT

Research

London Bus Services Limited

UK

Public transport authority / company

Milieudienst Amsterdam (MDA)

NL

Environmental protection agency

MW Verkehr AG

DE

Consultant

Neckarwerke Stuttgart AG

DE

Energy supplier

Norsk Hydro ASA

NO

Plant manufacturer

PE Product Engineering GmbH

DE

Research and technology development

Planet

DE

Hydrogen facility manufacturer

Polis Iasbl (European Cities and Regions Networking for New Transport Solutions)

BE

Consultant

Reykjavik Municipal Bus Company – ECTOS

IS

Public transport authority / company

Shell Hydrogen B. V.

NL

Hydrogen infra-structure supplier

Shell Iceland – ECTOS

IS

Fuel supplier

Sociedade de Transportes Colectivos do Porto SA (STCP)

PT

Public transport authority / company

Statkraft SF

NO

Energy supplier

Storstockholms Lokaltraffik (SL)

SE

Public transport authority

Stuttgarter StraBenbahn AG (SSB)

DE

Public transport authority / company

Sydkraft AB

SE

Hydrogen facility manufacturer

Transports Metropolitans de Barcelona S. A. (TMB)

ES

Public transport authority / company

University of Iceland – ECTOS

IS

Research

University of Stuttgart (USTUTT)

DE

Research

Three hydrogen fuel cell buses similar to the ones used in the CUTE project were trialed on normal Perth service routes for two years, from early 2004 to 2006.

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