Australia is set to have its first hydrogen (H2) refuelling station as plans have been revealed which will see garbage trucks in Moreland run on 100% renewable and sustainable H2 – and it will be fully operational by early 2020.
Moreland City Council has teamed up with experts at H2U to develop the first commercial-scale H2 refuelling station in Australia and the state government will contribute $1m to see the project come to life. The station will produce H2 from 100% renewable energy using an on-site solar plant and grid-sourced wind power.
The project, which was first unveiled at the 2017 Australasian Fleet Managers Conference and Exhibition back in May, will provide a test-bed to a pilot fleet of waste vehicles powered by 100% renewable H2. International vehicle manufacturer CNH Industrial is set to develop the H2 fuel cell trucks.
The initiative is expected to create up to 15 ongoing full-time jobs and has the potential to generate more than 100 indirect jobs.
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