Scotland will soon be home to Europe’s largest zero-emissions bus fleet. Yesterday government officials announced an ambitious plan to put 10 hydrogen fuel cell buses onto the streets of Aberdeen by early 2014. The clean energy buses will emit water vapor instead of harmful carbon emissions.

The project also includes construction of wind-powered hydrogen fuel-up stations that generate electricity, according to the news website

The announced plans bring yet another environmentally friendly aspect to the city’s bus fleet. Current green measures include rainwater being used to clean the buses, and one bus depot powered by geothermal heat.

In a prepared statement, Scottish First Minister Alex Salmond said the project will help establish the nation as a “hydrogen hub for the UK.”

“Aberdeen is already Europe’s offshore energy capital and this exciting new project can help position it as a leading city for low-carbon technology and green transport,” he said. “With a strong group of project partners, this initiative will boost Scotland’s profile as a key hydrogen technology hub and a world-leading investment location for pioneering low-carbon energy and transport systems.”

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