Based on experiences with fuel cell buses for the American
market, Van Hool has developed the first European hybrid
fuel cell bus with the same passenger capacity as a diesel
bus and with all modern comfort.
Tests throughout Europe have proven the reliability of this
A330 Fuel Cell
A PEM (Proton Exchange Membrane) fuel cell is a device in which hydrogen protons pass through a membrane that the electrons cannot. The electrons must instead leave the cell through an external circuit, creating electricity. There are no harmful emissions, and the only byproduct is water vapor. A fuel cell has no moving parts that cause friction. Hence, unlike common internal combustion engines, a fuel cell does not produce any noise. When using renewable energy sources to produce hydrogen, a fuel cell can be one of the most environmentally-friendly means of producing traction power.
Book Run on Water
Van Hool has been on the forefront of fuel cell electric buses since 2004, acquiring international renown for this technology. Paul Jenné, the lead author and former management staff at Van Hool, coordinated two major EU fuel cell projects. In the book RUN ON WATER , Paul tells the story of how Van Hool turned an idea into a commercial product, the state of play in EU, US and Asia, and why hydrogen and fuel cells are here to stay in the transport world, supported by Hydrogen Europe and hydrogen expert Mark Pecqueur.
The English book “Run on Water – The Hydrogen Way’ can be ordered directly :