UTC Power, which has been operating a hydrogen fuel cell in Connecticut for about a month, has brought the European country of Belgium its first fuel cell bus, in partnership with bus manufacturer Van Hool. The bus is a 43-foot hybrid electric transit bus that can carry over 100 passengers. It has a UTC Power fuel cell system and will go into service in early June, first for six months in Belgium and then other European countries. UTC has similar buses operating in Oakland and Palm Springs, Cali
Watch out back there, there's more news of government support for hydrogen fuel cells incoming. Yesterday, we heard that UTC Power (a company owned by United Technologies Corp.) would be part of three zero-emission bus projects sponsored by the Federal Transit Administration (FTA). These California and Washington, D.C. projects are each multimillion endeavors grouped in the National Fuel Cell Bus Technology Development competitive grant program. UTC's fuel cell power system is called PureMotion
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