2018 Asian Games to demonstrate a hydrogen-enabled zero-emission transport future

Ecubes Arcola, working with Imperial College, is demonstrating hydrogen-powered vehicles at the 2018 Asian Games, being held in Jakarta and Palembang, Indonesia, from 18th August–2nd September 2019.

Supported by Imperial College, Arcola will also be running a week-long education roadshow in Indonesian cities, providing hands-on technology workshops for over 1,000 young people in South Sumatra & Java, plus open-access displays for all visitors to Jakabaring Sports City, home to many of the Asian Games venues.

This programme is part of a wider Ecubes Arcola strategy to delivery hydrogen-powered, clean energy infrastructure across the region via complementary projects across the power generation and supply and transport sectors, based on the technology.

Alongside this activity at the games, a media event took place on 10th August at the Foreign and commonwealth Office in London, promoting clean energy Investments in Indonesia and marking the practical launch of the partnership between Ecubes Arcola and the sponsor of the Asian Games Education programme in the ASEAN region, Serba Dinamik.

The event also showcased the cutting-edge of UK zero-emissions technology with a demonstration of a double decker hydrogen fuel cell electric bus, developed by Arcola Energy using an Alexander Dennis base vehicle, making a journey to Westminster.

The programme’s mission in Indonesia, is to demonstrate the way power infrastructures can be designed to enable clean, affordable energy, and clean air, for everyone. The programme is already starting to provide exciting opportunities for the development of a new, low carbon, circular economy in Indonesia. The programme for the 2018 Asian Games is a precursor to the 2020 Tokyo Olympics where hydrogen-enabled power and transport will be a key part of the infrastructure.