Case study: Renewable Hydrogen Powered Intercampus Public Transport at UQ

Transport South East Queensland (West)

The University of Queensland’s (UQ) inter-campus shuttle operates between its Gatton and St Lucia campuses, making the 162km round trip four times a day, five days a week, 51 weeks of the year. The project will replace the two diesel buses currently servicing the route with hydrogen Fuel Cell Electric Buses (FCEBs). The hydrogen will be produced from an existing solar farm on the Gatton campus with the support of up to $4.85 million from the Queensland Government’s Hydrogen Industry Development Fund. With an established research and education building nearby the hydrogen production site, there will be significant opportunities for staff, students and other stakeholders to observe the electrolyser and refuelling station in operation.