29 May 2020


CaetanoBus delivers the first fuel cell bus to “The eFarm project”, a green hydrogen mobility project in Germany, providing hydrogen infrastructure from production and processing to fleet use. Two of the Caetanobus fuel cell buses will be delivered to Niebüll in Germany. The Caetano 12-meter hydrogen-powered buses will be operating on several scheduled service lines by Autokraft GmbH.

The contract is with GP Joule, Reußenköge. The cooperative project “eFarm”, involves 20 regional partners, including citizen wind and solar parks as well as public utilities, was initiated by GP Joule in 2017. It is developing a joint hydrogen infrastructure from production and processing to fleet deployment in the state North Frisia. Citizens and companies who want to purchase a hydrogen vehicle thus receive supply security for 100% green, regionally generated hydrogen from wind power. The "eFarm" project receives a grant of 8 million euros from the Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure.

The 2-door CaetanoBus H2.City Gold will be equipped with a Toyota fuel cell system. The buses will offer an autonomy of 400 km on a single refill. The power supply components, such as hydrogen tanks, batteries and fuel cell stack, placed on the roof, contribute to a low-floor design and a comfortable passenger experience. The vehicles will feature a modern and efficient air conditioning system with heating pump. In the event of an accident, thanks to hydrogen leakage sensors and crash sensors installed, the hydrogen flow is cut out of the tanks. “The order is an important step for realizing Germany's largest green hydrogen mobility project eFarm", tells Ove Petersen, GP Joule CEO.

GP Joule was founded in 2009 based on the belief that a 100% renewable energy supply is feasible, and states it has become a system provider for integrated energy solutions from solar, wind and biomass power as well as being a partner at the supply level for electricity, heat, hydrogen and electromobility.

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