Pure Hydrogen, JJ‘s Waste to Develop Australia’s First Hydrogen-Fuelled Garbage Truck

This photo is a mock-up of what the trial truck is likely to look like

Australian clean energy company Pure Hydrogen has partnered with waste collection provider JJ’s Waste & Recycling to build and trial Australia’s first-ever hydrogen-fuelled garbage truck.

Under the arrangement, Pure Hydrogen will provide JJ’s Waste with a Hydrogen Fuel Cell Side-Lift RCV Truck, as well as supply refuelling services in order to maintain the truck and keep operations running smoothly.

Both companies will commence a trial program at the end of 2022 to determine the effectiveness of the partnership. The first truck will be based on the Gold Coast and is set to glide quietly across the suburbs of South East Queensland.

“Vehicle technology is rapidly changing, and we want to be able to offer our council customers the latest in environmentally-friendly vehicle options whilst ensuring maximum safety and reliability for our drivers and the public,” said Own Burton, National Fleet Manager at JJ’s Waste.

“JJ’s Waste feel it is important to assist in the development of these technologies by partnering with companies such as Pure Hydrogen to conduct vehicle trials and we look forward to seeing the results later this year”.

The supply of fuel cell heavy vehicles and affordable refuelling options is a potential game-changer for the trucking industry in Australia. JJ’s Waste alone has over 2,000 trucks and if the trial is successful, we can expect further hydrogen-fuelled trucks to be transitioned into the company’s fleet to reduce their carbon footprint.

“We are delighted to be partnering with JJ’s Waste to build Australia’s first-ever Hydrogen fuelled garbage truck. We believe this is the start of a new era for heavy commercial vehicles in Australia which will not only reduce and fix fuel costs but be cleaner and greener for the Australian environment,” said Scott Brown, Managing Director of Pure Hydrogen.

“It will also reduce our reliance on imported diesel by replacing it with Hydrogen made in Australia. We see the business case for converting Garbage Trucks to Hydrogen Fuel Cell Trucks as very compelling and we are confident this trial will be a great success.”

Source: Pure Hydrogen | Pure Hydrogen to develop Australia’s first-ever hydrogen-fuelled garbage truck for JJ’s Waste & Recycling

22 March 2022

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