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January 26, 2004
Dynetek to provide hydrogen fuel storage system for low-emission buses in Perth
CALGARY, ALTA-Within the first quarter of 2004, Dynetek Industries will deliver three of its 350bar (5,000 psi) on-board hydrogen fuel storage systems for fuel cell buses bound for Perth, Western Australia. The contract is part of Dynetek's continuing work with Vancouver-based Ballard Power Systems, which will provide its latest generation heavy-duty fuel cell engines to EvoBus for integration into Mercedes-Benz Citaro buses. The Perth buses will operate as part of the Transperth public transport system by Path Transit. The purpose of the two-year demonstration program is to determine the critical technical, environmental, economic and social factors that need consideration in the introduction of hydrogen fueled fuel cell buses. The Perth program is also structured to examine what government and private sector systems are needed to support a hydrogen-based energy system. Dynetek president and CEO Robb Thompson, noted that his company "also previously delivered the fuel storage systems for 30 Mercedes-Benz Citaro buses which are part of a two-year demonstration program in ten European cities."