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Detail of GEF Project #6

GEF Project ID6
Funding SourceGEF Trust Fund
Project NameHydrogen Fuel Cell Buses for Urban Transport
RegionLatin America and Caribbean
Focal AreaClimate Change
Operational Program11
PDF-B Approval Date1997-03-25
Approval Date1999-12-01
CEO Endorsement Date2000-12-20
GEF Agency Approval Date2001-11-06
Project Completion Date2010-12-31
Project StatusProject Completion
Executing AgencyMinistry of Mines and Energy
DescriptionThis project is designed to stimulate the development and utilization of fuel cell buses by supporting a significant operational test of fuel cell buses in the greater São Paulo Metropolitan Area. It will assist the Brazilian Government and the Empresa Metropolitana de Transportes Urbanos de São Paulo S/A in obtaining and operating 8 fuel cell buses in order to provide feedback to the technology developers and to gain meaningful experience in the operation and management of buses powered by fuel cell drive trains. This project will both pave the way for further GEF projects in Brazil that will be required for fuel cell buses to be commercially produced and provide experience and increased demand for the fuel cell buses. Thus, it will contribute to cost-reductions, making the technology more available to other developing countries over the long run.
Implementation StatusJan-Mar 2007: The objective of the Project is the reduction of GHG emission with the operation of fuel cell buses supported by a hydrogen production infrastructure. The contract for the provision of the prototype fuel cell bus and the hydrogen infrastructure was signed in May 2006 and both are due to be in testing by December 2007. During the months of January to March 2007, the final technical documentation was approved and factory acceptance tests were conducted, resulting in the approval of the fuel cell bus system, fuel cell and chassis. Besides, the technical infrastructure implementation drawings were finished and approved.
PDF B Amount
344,100 USD
GEF Project Grant
12,274,000 USD
GEF Grant
12,618,100 USD
Cofinancing Total
9,169,000 USD
Project Cost
21,787,100 USD
GEF Agency Fees
382,000 USD
GEF Project (CEO Endo.)
12,274,000 USD
Cofinancing Total (CEO Endo.)
9,169,000 USD
Project Cost (CEO Endo.)
21,787,100 USD
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