14 Shuttles at SFO to Run on Hythane
07 December 2007
San Francisco International Airport (SFO), in conjunction with Hythane Company (a subsidiary of Perth, Australia-based Eden Energy) and BAF Technologies has received a $499,800 grant to acquire 14 parking lot, hotel, and airline crew shuttles to run on Hythane fuel (a blend of 20% hydrogen and 80% natural gas).
The award represents half of a special Bay Area Air Quality Management District grant set aside for advanced technology demonstration programs. This grant will facilitate the replacement of existing gasoline-powered and diesel-powered airport shuttles with Hythane versions of the shuttles which are expected to decrease emissions.
Specifically, the Hythane-fuelled shuttles are expected to reduce NOx by 56%, non-methane hydrocarbons by 30% and carbon dioxide by 40% over the existing vehicles. The Hythane model is also expected to outperform comparable natural gas shuttles by emitting 30% less hydrocarbons and 20% less carbon dioxide.
Good, good, and good.
Posted by: Bike Commuter Dude | 07 December 2007 at 02:37 PM
In the early 90s, LAX was running Chrysler minivan EVs powered by NiMH with quick charging for shuttles. They were clean, but I would imagine that the deep cycle life of the batteries became apparent.
Posted by: sjc | 11 December 2007 at 09:24 AM