Home Depot turns to Plug Power hydrogen fuel-cells for Ohio distribution centre


Plug Power has congratulated The Home Depot on its new distribution warehouse in Troy Township near Toledo, Ohio – due to it turning to fuel-cell technology to achieve its sustainability goals.

CEO Andy Marsh attended the grand opening ceremony to offer his support to the sustainability-focused home repair giant, and commend the organisation for its adoption of hydrogen fuel-cells to power the centre’s material handling vehicles.

The Home Depot implemented a comprehensive GenKey solution that improves productivity and eliminates lead-acid batteries in the warehouse. This included construction of an outdoor GenFuel hydrogen fuelling infrastructure, installation of four indoor hydrogen-dispensing stations, and deployment of 172 Plug Power GenDrive fuel cells in the centre’s forklift trucks. The package also includes GenCare aftermarket service and support.

“Moving towards a sustainable and productivity-enhancing operation is a big step for any company,” said Andy Marsh, CEO at Plug Power. “The sustainability-focused facility built by The Home Depot in Ohio bolsters its strategic plans for a successful, environmentally friendly, and revenue-enhancing site. On behalf of Plug Power, I congratulate The Home Depot on its grand opening and on the implementation of its new hydrogen fuel cell-powered lift truck fleet.”

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