The use of hydrogen for long-haul trucking has been backed by H2Accelerate through new research designed to gauge the success of the fuel type in the UK. The document indicates that large companies such as Amazon, Nestlé and DB Schenker have the potential to drive significant hydrogen demand in the market. trucks and industry growth.
In the document, the H2Accelerate collaboration defines the needs and expectations of trucking end users and logistics providers as these organizations seek to decarbonize their operations.
They also explain how hydrogen can enable end users to meet their decarbonization goals while maintaining operations, especially in the face of increasing regulatory pressure.
The central goal of the collaboration is to enable a commercially viable pan-European hydrogen trucking system in the post-2030 period.
Since fleet operators and drivers are a crucial part of a successful deployment of hydrogen trucking, their needs and expectations must be well understood and met as the system rolls out.
While accounting for just 5% of vehicle miles travelled, HGVs accounted for around 16% of UK road transport tailpipe emissions in 2019.
Richard Harding, senior vice president of portfolio and integration, bp said: “Our customers in hard-to-reduce sectors, such as heavy transport, are demanding low-carbon alternative fuels. They need and want to decarbonize.
“Reducing heavy-duty emissions requires new infrastructure, and by bringing together our technical expertise, our understanding of the supply chain and insights from our customers, I am confident that together we can do more to accelerate change. for our customers.”
At a recent conference, Justin Laney, fleet manager at The John Lewis Partnership, highlighted the importance of the £200m of government funding being injected into a three-year zero-emissions road freight scheme.
He argued that electric road system (ERS) networks and hydrogen systems involve significant financial and logistical risks.
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