Ecological City TranspOrt System
(ECTOS was an initiative to test three Citaro fuel cell buses in Reykjavik, Iceland. The project was financially supported by the European Commission.)
The overall objective of ECTOS was to implement a demonstration of state-of-the-art hydrogen technology by running part of the public transport system with fuel cell buses within Reykjavík, Iceland. The energy chain was close to CO 2 free, because domestic geothermal and hydro-powered energy sources were used to produce hydrogen by electrolysis. The main research objectives concerned the socio-economic factors involved in changing the energy base of a modern urban society.
ECTOS was launched on 1st March 2000. Visit the Ectos website here.