Ryse Hydrogen, a new company that will deliver green and affordable hydrogen to heavy duty transport, has welcomed a new strategy to improve bus services in the UK.
The new strategy was launched last week by the Confederation of Passenger Transport (CPT) and aims to tackle climate change through ultra-low or zero emission transport.
Titled Moving Forward Together, the strategy essentially sees bus operators across England are setting out a bold plan to work with government to improve services, help tackle climate change and get a billion more passenger journeys by bus by 2030.
Responding to the CPT and showing its support for hydrogen as part of this strategy, Ryse Hydrogen Founder and CEO Jo Bamford said, “We welcome the Confederation of Passenger Transport’s report which commits to decarbonising bus travel whilst significantly growing the number of bus users by the end of the next decade. This is a bold ambition, but the UK can go further and faster.”
“With the right policy support the UK could completely decarbonise the UK bus fleet by 2030 by rolling out hydrogen fuel cell technology. Hydrogen is the optimum low carbon solution for buses and will require significantly less infrastructure and behaviour change when compared with other low emission solutions.”
Ryse Hydrogen has been awarded a contract to supply hydrogen to 20 fuel cell electric buses for Transport for London (TfL). These will be the world’s first hydrogen powered double decker buses and will be introduced on three London bus routes from Spring 2020.
“With the right policy support the UK could completely decarbonise the UK bus fleet by 2030 by rolling out hydrogen fuel cell technology. Hydrogen is the optimum low carbon solution for buses and will require significantly less infrastructure and behaviour change when compared with other low emission solutions”
Ryse Hydrogen will install and operate renewable powered electrolysers and hydrogen refuelling stations at bus depots and has a vision to totally decarbonise the UK bus fleet by 2030.
The CPT is the national trade association representing bus and coach operators in the UK, and very much the voice for bus and coach operators across the region.