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Toyota will demonstrate its fuel cell system in a hybrid bus.  As background, the National Traffic Safety and Environment Laboratory, which conducts fuel cell application research, appealed to industry in January 2006 to find companies interested in public road-testing of fuel cell buses. TMC and Hino responded together and were selected to participate in this fuel cell demonstration program.  ...

...   "The effort is part of a fuel cell demonstration program of the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry's (METI's) Japan Hydrogen & Fuel Cell Demonstration Project (JHFC) and is intended to provide TMC and others with data necessary for the commercialization of fuel cell hybrid buses.  Specifically, the FCHV-BUS (short for fuel cell hybrid vehicle – bus) will cover the entire Tokoname Bus Route, from the Chitahanda stop to the route's terminal Centrair stop, as well as a circular route on the airport's man-made island. 

The bus will be operated by Chitanoriai Co., Ltd. (Chitanoriai), with which TMC and Hino teamed up to operate the bus from March 9 to 22 around Centrair as part of the Fuel Cell Vehicle Practical Application Promotion Project of the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport (MLIT).  Furthermore, with the cooperation of Chubu Sky Support Co., Ltd. (CSS), two units of the FCHV-BUS will be used by CSS to shuttle passengers between Centrair's passenger terminal and airplanes on the tarmac.  The buses will be fueled at the JHFC Centrair Hydrogen Station, which will be set up within Centrair as part of the JHFC's Demonstration Study of Hydrogen Fueling Facilities for Fuel Cell Vehicles. FCHV Bus Hydrogen fuel cell ...

The FCHV-BUS features an electric-motor hybrid system powered by a battery and fuel cells supplied with high-pressure hydrogen gas.  During operation, it does not emit carbon dioxide, said to be a cause of global warming, or other atmospheric pollutants, such as nitrogen oxide; it is highly energy-efficient, as well as very quiet. "   ...

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