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Hydrogen Bus in the Netherlands

Gea Bakker, 60, starts up a hydrogen bus at the depot in Groningen, a northern city in the Netherlands. Bakker says as a child she dreamt to be a bus driver. At age 56, she enrolled at Qbuzz, the Dutch bus company owned by an Italian conglomerate, and was trained. "This was the best decision in my life," says Bakker. And now, Bakker says she is proud of something new: driving an emission-free hydrogen bus. The provinces Groningen and Drenthe currently operate one of the largest zero-emission bus fleets in Europe with 20 hydrogen buses now and a total of 30 buses by the end of 2021. To refuel these buses, Shell built a large hydrogen refuelling stations. Bakker says she gets a lot of interest from young people wanting to know how a hydrogen bus works. "I've driven a lot of buses, from electrical buses to double-deckers, but it's the hydrogen bus that I like most," says Bakker. "It feels steady and solid, and, of course, it runs on green energy."

The North is the ideal testing ground for public and private zero emission transport which reduces the diesel emissions. An H2 car or bus emits only water vapour as a residual flow.

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Gea Bakker, 60, starts up a hydrogen bus at the depot in Groningen, a northern city in the Netherlands.  Bakker says as a child she dreamt to be a bus driver. At age 56, she enrolled at Qbuzz, the Dutch bus company owned by an Italian conglomerate, and was trained.   "This was the best decision in my life," says Bakker.   And now, Bakker says she is proud of something new: driving an emission-free hydrogen bus.   The provinces Groningen and Drenthe currently operate one of the largest zero-emission bus fleets in Europe with 20 hydrogen buses now and a total of 30 buses by the end of 2021. To refuel these buses, Shell built a large hydrogen refuelling stations.   Bakker says she gets a lot of interest from young people wanting to know how a hydrogen bus works.   "I've driven a lot of buses, from electrical buses to double-deckers, but it's the hydrogen bus that I like most," says Bakker.   "It feels steady and solid, and, of course, it runs on green energy."<br />
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The North is the ideal testing ground for public and private zero emission transport which reduces the diesel emissions. An H2 car or bus emits only water vapour as a residual flow.