Hydrogen Buses

MQT on 2006-11-18
Session date: 
November 18, 2006
Question By: 
Roger Evans
GLA Conservatives
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


Can you detail who the six cities are that Transport for London have signed a deal with to find new ways to generate hydrogen for London's buses? Can you also detail the terms of reference for the Waste to Hydrogen study?


Answer for Hydrogen Buses

Answer for Hydrogen Buses

Answered By: 
The Mayor

London signed a Memorandum of Understanding on 5 October with Amsterdam, Barcelona, Berlin, Hamburg and the province of British Columbia. The aim is to co-ordinate, tendering programmes for hydrogen buses, in order to demonstrate joint demand to suppliers and achieve economies of scale. The remit does not extend to looking at new ways of hydrogen production, although the members of the group share information on the hydrogen refueling infrastructure used in their cities.The London Hydrogen Partnership commissioned the Waste to Hydrogen study to identify ways to develop sources of 'greener' hydrogen produced from London's municipal waste. Alterations to my London Plan sought to identify potential sites for waste management in London and reduce the proportion of London's waste sent to landfill by promoting recycling and energy recovery.

The study aims to: · Assess the contribution that gasification and anaerobic digestion could make to hydrogen supply in London; · Identify potential locations for hydrogen production from waste; · Identify the greenhouse gas savings that could be delivered; and · Identify actions that need to be taken now to enable joining up of waste, energy and transport policy in the future.