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Aberdeen set for 10 hydrogen buses by 2014

A fleet of 10 hydrogen buses could be on the streets of Aberdeen by 2014, it has been announced.

Funding of £3.3m from the Scottish government and Scottish Enterprise will allow Aberdeen City Council to buy the hydrogen fuel-cell buses.

The buses will be run by First and Stagecoach and a special hydrogen refuelling station will be set up.

They will produce water vapour instead of carbon monoxide and other emissions.

First Minister Alex Salmond announced the project package on a visit to the city.

Mr Salmond said: "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."

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