Hydrogen (H2) fuelled vehicle advocate, ULEMCo Ltd, has delivered the world’s first H2 dual-fuel bin lorries to Fife Council in Scotland.
The vehicles have been adapted to run on dual H2 and diesel fuels and have been implemented to reduce carbon emissions and improve air quality in the local community.
The Liverpool-based business is the owner of the dual fuel technology. After initially carrying out the conversion on two Heil Farid bin lorries, the project will convert a total of 15 vans to hybrid electric and H2 fuel cell operation.
Amanda Lyne, Managing Director of ULEMCo, reinforced, “This is a global first for H2 vehicles and a really great example of the innovative approach that is needed to deliver the low carbon and low emission vehicles of the future.”
The Scottish city is leading the charge for cleaner transportation after the Government awarded £4.3m ($6.1m) last year to construct several H2 refuelling points throughout the town.
ULEMCo retrofits vehicles to enable them to run on commercially available H2. Alongside various partners, ULEMCo supports a fleet of 20 vehicles across a range of H2 hubs in the UK. The company is targeting commercial fleet retrofits in the next 18 months, with expansion into other vehicle types over the long-term.
The ‘Hydrogen Transport Showcase,’ conducted by Aberdeen City Council, will bring local authorities and industry professionals together later this month, to explore achievements made to date and potential opportunities within the hydrogen (H2) sector.
ITM Power, a clean fuel company, has been awarded a €2.27m EU grant for its role in the Building Innovative Green Hydrogen systems in an Isolated Territory (BIG HIT) project.
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