BOC set to provide refuelling systems for hydrogen buses

Industrial gases and clean energy business BOC is to provide the refuelling technology for Scotland’s first fleet of hydrogen-powered buses.

The project, which includes funding from the Scottish government, Scottish Enterprise, the Technology Strategy Board and the European Fuel Cells and Hydrogen Joint Undertaking, aims to have 10 buses operating on the streets of Aberdeen by 2014.

The zero-emission buses will be operated on First and Stagecoach bus routes in the city by early 2014 and refuelled at Scotland’s first commercial-scale hydrogen refuelling station, which will be owned and operated by BOC.