Sustainable Transport Energy Project
As part of the Western Australian Government's commitment to working towards sustainable and 'zero emission' transportation in Western Australia, a number of initiatives are being introduced within the State to encourage the development of clean, environmentally friendly fuels.
Three hydrogen fuel cell buses will be trialed on normal Perth service routes for two years from early, 2004 to 2006. The Western Australian Government through the Department for Planning and Infrastructure will own the three fuel cell buses. They will be operated as part of the Transperth public transport system by Path Transit.
The purpose of the trial is to determine the critical technical, environmental, economic, and social factors that need consideration in the introduction of hydrogen fuel cell buses.
The Perth trial is also structured to examine what Government and private sector systems are needed to support a hydrogen based energy system. In addition, it will identify industry development opportunities for Western Australian and Australian industries. The project will be evaluated through seven projects which are being independently managed by Murdoch University.