HNEI is pleased to announce that the first hydrogen bus used for public transportation was fueled on the 24th of March, 2022 at HNEI’s hydrogen station located at the Natural Energy Laboratory of Hawai‘i Authority (NELHA) on the Island of Hawai‘i (Big Island). The introduction of hydrogen infrastructure and zero emission buses supports HNEI’s mission to decarbonize the Hawai‘i energy system by introducing zero emission alternatives to fossil fuels.
HNEI’s Director, Richard Rocheleau, stated that “this project, part of HNEI’s hydrogen infrastructure program, supports the introduction of zero-emissions buses for public transportation and will provide valuable information to the public transportation agencies allowing them to make more informed decisions as they transition from their legacy diesel fleets to newer vehicle technology.”
Further details of this important milestone in Hawai‘i’s ongoing decarbonization evolution can be found in the announcement below and on the “NELHA & MTA Hydrogen Stations and Fuel Cell Electric Buses” project summary.
› SOEST announcement: https://www.soest.hawaii.edu/soestwp/announce/news/hawaii-island-welcomes-states-first-hydrogen-bus/