Hydrogen Conference in Reykjavik - Opening of ECTOS filling station
On 24 and 25 Aril 2003, the Icelandic "New Energy" initiative will organise a conference about how to create a hydrogen infrastructure. Participating speakers will be from various organisations, including DaimlerChrysler, Shell, Norsk Hydro and the European Commission.
At the same time, the first hydrogen filling station will be opened in Reykjavik. The station, part of the ECTOS project will supply hydrogen to three buses from DaimlerChrysler. The project is sponsored by the European Union, which is also responsible for the CUTE project. The European Commission provides a total of EUR 18,5 million (US$18.5 million) for the CUTE and the ECTOS project which means that 27 fuel cell buses will circulate in nine European cities.
The Icelandic hydrogen station will be supported by Shell, Norsk Hydro, the University of Iceland and Straeto (local transport company).
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