Aberdeen City Council (ACC) has received its first green-hydrogen-fuelled waste collection truck, it announced February 17. When it starts operations in early March, it will be the first such truck in the UK.
Its journeys will enable emissions savings of over 25kg CO2e/litre/year compared with a standard diesel truck on similar routes.
ACC leader Jenny Laing (pictured below courtesy ACC) said: “Enabling truly ‘green’ transport is a key deliverable in our plan to deliver Aberdeen’s Net Zero Vision and our own plans to replace our vehicle fleet with alternative fuelled vehicles. The council already has 85 hydrogen powered commercial vehicles.
“Adding a waste truck powered only by hydrogen is another important step forward and builds on the zero emission buses and other public sector vehicles that are already here in the city.”
The truck is one of seven to be deployed across seven pilot sites in northwest Europe, including the Netherlands, France, Belgium and Germany. Each truck will be tested in a range of environments, showing that hydrogen waste trucks provide an effective solution to reduce emissions from road transport.
UK oil major BP has been appointed as the strategic commercial partner to develop the transformative Aberdeen Hydrogen Hub. For more information, please see here.