E2H2 electrifies two diesel buses as part of a LIFE funding project
In the context of the EU's LIFE funding program, we are working with Autotrans and OFN to support our partner Arriva in integrating a circular economy into the capillaries of Arriva's green line 90 between Lisse and Leiden.
With the help of LIFE funding, several components of the project will be realized.
Conversion of two diesel buses
E2H2 converts two 10 year old Volvo diesel buses to electric buses. This will give the buses a second life, which will allow them to run on line 90 for another 8 years more quietly and without any CO2 emissions.
Collecting rubber particles
Devices are placed near the rear tires of two buses that catch rubber particles. These microparticles are released as a result of the tire wear process. The rubber is collected and reused in recycled products. Such as new tires.
Circular seat covers
From residual waste, such as clothing and old fishing nets, circular upholstery is made for the passenger seats. In addition, the seats are made from as few loose components as possible to extend their lifespan.
In addition, three bus stops will be installed in Lisse, Noordwijk and Katwijk. In the selection of materials, attention is paid to sustainability and recyclability. Thus, rice husks and safety glass are used for the structure.
About the LIFE funding program
LIFE is a European funding program that contributes to the implementation of European environmental, energy and climate policies. LIFE awards grants to projects that further develop or implement European policy in one of the following thematic areas: Nature and Biodiversity, Circular Economy and Quality of Life, Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation, and Renewable Energy Transition. Read more about the LIFE program (link to: https://cinea.ec.europa.eu/programmes/life_en).
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