Golden Bay Cement leases hydrogen-powered cement trucks
Published by Emily Thomas,
Golden Bay Cement is to obtain two Hyzon-600HP 58 t hydrogen-powered trucks in September.
This marks a step towards the company lowering its carbon footprint, having leased the trucks from TR Group.
The hydrogen fuel cells combine hydrogen (stored on-board the vehicle) and oxygen (from the atmosphere) to generate electricity that powers the vehicle. The vehicle only emits water vapour. This will prevent around a ton of CO2 emitted with daily use.
The green trucks will have an expected range of 550 – 600 km depending on weight and terrain.
Gian Raffainer, GM Cement Industrial explains, “There’s a total of 20 Hyzon trucks being brought to New Zealand by TR Group and for us to obtain 2, it’s a total privilege.” “These trucks will demonstrate how hydrogen can be reliable and how achievable is to reduce payload compared with a diesel truck”.
Initially Golden Bay Cement will be trialling these trucks in the Auckland area and will assess further expansion as infrastructure for fuelling stations continues to grow.
Read the article online at: https://www.worldcement.com/asia-pacific-rim/08032022/golden-bay-cement-leases-hydrogen-powered-cement-trucks/
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