The new hydrogen buses that serve Palma
The Municipal Transport Company (EMT) has introduced three new buses in Palma (Mallorca) that run on hydrogen fuel. These buses are powered by a special technology called a “fuel cell,” which uses hydrogen to produce electricity that runs the bus’s motor. That is a cleaner alternative to traditional gas-powered buses because it produces no harmful emissions, only water vapor.
The hydrogen used to power these buses are produced at the Lloseta green hydrogen plant, which is the first facility in Spain that produces renewable hydrogen on an industrial scale. The EMT is the first customer of this plant means they are the first to use this clean energy source for their vehicles.
The Municipal Transport Company (EMT) in Palma is updating its vehicle fleet with new and modern vehicles. These new vehicles are part of the second phase of this update and include up to 65 new vehicles. Once this second phase is finished, the EMT Palma will have updated more than 90% of its fleet since 2015.
By renewing its fleet, EMT Palma is improving the quality of its service and ensuring that its vehicles are reliable and efficient. This update will also help to reduce the environmental impact of its transportation service, as the new vehicles are likely to be more fuel-efficient and produce fewer emissions than older models.
Overall, this renewal of the EMT Palma vehicle fleet is an important step towards improving the city’s transportation system and making it a more sustainable future.
Palma’s new hydrogen buses
The Municipal Transport Company (EMT) in Palma has bought five new green hydrogen buses from Solaris, a company based in Poland. These buses were purchased for a total cost of 4,832,135 euros, including VAT.
The new buses have been designed with user comfort in mind and feature new braking systems. They are part of the European Green Hysland project, which aims to build a renewable hydrogen ecosystem on the island of Mallorca. The project also includes Power to Green Hydrogen Mallorca, which is helping to deploy the necessary infrastructure for this new system.
The purchase of new buses was made possible through financing from the government’s Capital Law program. This program is part of the government’s efforts to meet environmental objectives on the islands, such as reducing emissions and promoting sustainable transportation.
The European Union is supporting the Green Hysland project in Mallorca through the Clean Hydrogen Partnership. The EU has committed 10 million euros to help fund the project, which aims to build a renewable hydrogen ecosystem on the island.
In addition to the EU funding, the project has also received financial support from the Institute for Energy Diversification and Saving (IDAE), which is part of the Ministry for the Ecological Transition and the Demographic Challenge.
The IDAE is supporting the project through the Moves Singular Projects program, which provides funding for innovative projects related to sustainable transportation.
This funding from the EU and the IDAE is an important contribution to the Green Hysland project, which aims to promote green hydrogen as a clean and sustainable energy source for transportation and other sectors.
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The new hydrogen buses purchased by the EMT Palma from Solaris are the first of their kind to be used in Spain. These buses have several advantages, including the fact that they do not generate any emissions, making them much cleaner than traditional diesel buses. They are also quieter than traditional buses, which is a benefit for both passengers and the environment.
One of the other benefits of the new hydrogen buses is their regenerative braking system. This system allows the buses to recover energy each time they stop, which can help to reduce energy consumption and extend the range of the bus.
The batteries of the buses are charged at each stop and start, which means that the buses can operate for longer periods without needing to be recharged.
Finally, the use of advanced technology has allowed these buses to have a longer range than previous models. The new buses can cover up to 350 km on a single charge, which makes them a viable option for longer journeys. That makes them an attractive option for the EMT Palma, as used for a wide variety of routes and services without needing to be recharged frequently.