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Detail of GEF Project #931

GEF Project ID931
Funding SourceGEF Trust Fund
Project NameDemonstration Project of Hydrogen Fuel Cell Buses and an Associated System for Hydrogen Supply in Mexico City, Phase I
RegionLatin America and Caribbean
Focal AreaClimate Change
Operational Program11
Pipeline Entry Date1999-04-01
PDF-B Approval Date1999-04-22
Approval Date2001-02-12
CEO Endorsement Date2001-11-05
GEF Agency Approval Date2002-01-25
Project Cancellation Date2004-12-03
Project StatusCancelled
Executing AgencySTE Electric Transport Service of Mexico City
DescriptionThe immediate objective of this proposal is to foster the development, manufacture and large-scale commercialization of hydrogen-fuel cell buses (HFCBs) in Mexico through the initial operation of a fleet of 10 fuel cell buses in Mexico City during a 5-year period. This project represents the first part of a two-Part project designed to test –under conditions of commercial operation– a zero emissions technological option for public transport in a dynamic metropolitan area situated at 2,200 meters above sea level. A total of 3,000,000 km of accumulated use will be gained by the end of the 5-year demonstration period.
Implementation StatusThe main reason for cancellation of this project, executed by STE (Electric Transport Service of Mexico City), were substantial changes in conditions originally foreseen for the project, in particular technical, financial and institutional aspects of the project.
PDF B Amount
339,500 USD
GEF Project Grant
5,078,800 USD
GEF Grant
5,418,300 USD
Cofinancing Total
5,048,300 USD
Project Cost
10,466,600 USD
GEF Agency Fees
356,000 USD
GEF Project (CEO Endo.)
5,078,800 USD
Cofinancing Total (CEO Endo.)
4,921,400 USD
Project Cost (CEO Endo.)
10,339,700 USD
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