Cape York Peninsula is a large remote peninsula in Queensland, northern Australia. Cape York is the location the Engineering Without Boarders (EWB) group project will be based in. There are many challenge areas that affect the lives of residents within Cape York daily. One of these challenge areas is the current transport, which limits where residents can travel. Currently in Cape York:
- There is no public transport
- The terrain is extremely poor, and regular vehicles are not an option.
- Expensive and non-eco-friendly four-wheel-drive vehicles are the main transport method
- Travelling by car, can be restricted due to the weather, meaning the only alternative is air travel
- Most airstrips in Cape York are badly damaged and flooded.
- It is hard for the emergency services to access a lot of these remote communities
The aim of this project is to provide the residents of Cape York with an eco-friendly way of traveling. Our solution is to develop 5 specialized buses, which will operate using hydrogen fuel. This will result in a sustainable solution and no carbon emissions will be produced as a result. To ensure that the hydrogen is produced without releasing emissions, Green hydrogen will be the chosen method of production. The diagram below gives an outline of how the green hydrogen will be produced.
For more details download the 4 documents, which will provide further information on our design.