Madeline Ojakovoh is a Senior Consultant at Element Energy Limited, a specialist low carbon energy consultancy based in London. After graduating from Oxford University with a degree in Geography in 2015, Madeline worked for Toucan Ventures before joining Element Energy’s project management team in December 2016. Madeline mainly focuses on the delivery of projects in the low carbon transport and hydrogen sectors and looks after much of Element Energy’s communications work in this area, including organising the Zero Emission Bus Conferences.
In January 2018, Madeline was appointed as project manager of the JIVE, JIVE 2, and MEHRLIN projects. These European demonstration projects will deploy a fleet of 300 fuel cell buses and accompanying infrastructure across 20 European cities and regions by 2021.
- June 10: Supporting e-bus large scale deployment
The Joint Initiative for hydrogen Vehicles across Europe (JIVE & JIVE 2)Summary of the speech for Summit website (max. 900 characters incl. spaces)
The JIVE and JIVE 2 projects are large scale bus deployment projects which have catalysed the fuel cell bus market in Europe. The projects, which started in January 2017 (JIVE) and January 2018 (JIVE 2), will deploy nearly 300 zero emission fuel cell buses in 20 cities across Europe by the early 2020's. This will be the largest deployment of fuel cell buses in Europe to date and will set the foundations for future larger scale roll-out out of the technology throughout the continent. The main objective of the projects is simple: to reduce the cost of fuel cell buses, and the associated refuelling infrastructure, to affordable levels. To achieve this, all buses procured within JIVE must be priced below €650,000/per bus for the base vehicle and routes to securing low cost renewable hydrogen are demonstrated.