“To be the largest demonstration of fuel cell-range extender trucks to date” is the main objective of a groundbreaking project targeting sustainable and clean urban waste transportation in Europe, which launched this week.

Unveiled in Brussels, Belgium, yesterday, the REVIVE project will look at advancing the state of development of fuel cell trucks for waste transportation and will deploy garbage trucks throughout seven European sites; Antwerp In Belgium, Amsterdam, Breda, Groningen, Helmond, Rooendaal and South Tyrol in Italy. The project will also demonstrate how hydrogen (H2) refuelling stations with large daily demands can be commercially viable. 

A press release highlighted, “This is the first project of its kind and will be the occasion to boost commercialisation of heavy duty fuel cell trucks while demonstrating the added-value of this zero-emission technology for the environment and public.”

“For urban trucks, there is an increasing need for zero emission solutions to comply with upcoming access restrictions imposed by cities as part of pollution reduction strategies. The REVIVE project will serve as a major step towards the commercialisation of fuel cell refuse trucks and developing technology ready for application to all truck types which is able to meet the needs of heavy duty transport operators.”

The project will be coordinated by Tractebel and is based on a partnership of fifteen members who are: The partners are: CEA, City of Antwerp, City of Amsterdam, City of Breda, City of Groningen, Element Energy, E-Trucks Europa, Saver, SEAB SPA, ASM Merano-Stadtwerke Meran, SUEZ Netherlands, Swiss Hydrogen, Symbio F-Cell, Tractebel, WaterstofNet.

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