Baetsen-Groep and Cure Afvalbeheer will now begin collecting waste with a hydrogen refuse collection vehicle, built by E-Trucks Europe, in the Eindhoven region.
The vehicles were presented on 11th April (2019) at the Veldhoven City hall in the presence of the sustainability councillors of the Eindhoven Metropolitan Region.
The demonstration is the first in a series of ten in European cities. The rubbish trucks were built by E-Trucks Europe with support from Hydrogenics.
Both hydrogen vehicles are the first in Europe (together with a truck in Groningen), which received an official license plate and registration, and will be involved in daily waste collection operations.
The construction and demonstration of these garbage trucks is part of the Life ‘N Grab Hy! project that is coordinated by WaterstofNet.
Garbage trucks powered by hydrogen are zero-emission and silent. After collecting waste for two days, the vehicle is refuelled again in ten minutes at the WaterstofNet service station on the Automotive Campus in Helmond.
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