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Hybrid bus powered by fuel cell and flywheel

Objective

Project objective is to develop a novel, low cost combination of an alkaline fuel cell and flywheel as a propulsion system for use in buses (initially) and delivery vehicles, particularly in inner urban areas. Existing liquid and gas based fuel systems produce substantive amounts of a and noise pollutants and the proposed new product will overcome these problems, also improving the working conditions of people employed in transport industries. The proposed product will aim to overcome a major problem in fuel cell use, controlling the load on the fuel cell while supplying the instantaneous power demand of the vehicle This will require accurate control of the power flow to and from the flywheel energy store. Objectives are to build a fuel cell / flywheel propulsion system to be evaluated with regard to cost, reliability, robustness, safety, performance and efficiency, and its suitability for a wide range of public service vehicles and other applications If successful it is anticipated that the new technology will quickly be applied commercially

Funding Scheme

EAW - Exploratory awards

Coordinator

PARRY PEOPLE MOVERS LTD
Address
Overend Road
B64 7DD Cardley Heath
United Kingdom

Participants (1)

EURO COACH BUILDERS LTD
Ireland
Address
Derrybeg Industrial Estate
Lettekenny, Co. Donegal