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Media Release
Australian Minister for the Environment and Heritage
Senator the Hon. Ian Campbell

5 October 2005

WA Hydrogen fuel bus trial award welcome


Australian Minister for the Environment and Heritage Senator Ian Campbell has welcomed the recognition from environmental group Greenfleet of Western Australia’s hydrogen fuel cell bus trial.

Senator Campbell said the trial was a most deserving recipient of the Greenfleet Trophy.

Launched in 2000 by the former Western Australian Coalition Government, the three Perth-based buses are part of an international 33-bus fleet trial of zero-emission vehicle technology.

The Australian Government has provided $2.5 million towards the trial to date and has committed an additional $1 million for a scoping study into developing hydrogen fuel depots and buses in other Australian capital cities.

Senator Campbell also commended project partner BP for its significant contribution to the program and the Gallop Government for its continued support.

“This international trial is the most comprehensive work done to date to prove up a zero-emission fuel technology,” he said.

“Research into alternative fuels is an essential component of our fight to cut greenhouse gas emissions and help combat global warming.”

Media Contacts:
Renae Stoikos (Minister Campbell) (02) 6277 7640 or 0418 568 434

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