Pure Hydrogen nears completion of pioneering hydrogen-powered waste removal truck

The project embodies the potential for hydrogen fuel cell vehicles to redefine the landscape of the waste management and transportation sectors, contributing to a greener and more sustainable future.

Pure hydrogen mockup
An artist's impression of what the completed vehicle may look like. Image: Pure Hydrogen

Pure Hydrogen has announced the imminent completion of a cutting-edge hydrogen-powered waste removal truck for JJ’s Waste & Recycling, heralding growing interest in hydrogen as an alternative fuel source for commercial vehicles.

Once the vehicle is completed, a 12-month trial with JJ’s is scheduled to begin, accompanied by a roadshow aimed at showcasing the vehicle's exceptional attributes to industry participants in the waste management sector.

JJ’s Waste & Recycling, one of Australia's largest waste management companies, commissioned the vehicle to begin the transformation of their fleet. With approximately 2,000 waste collection trucks in their fleet, the company services over 110,000 commercial customers and collaborates with 56 local councils in both Australia and New Zealand. A successful trial of the hydrogen-powered vehicle could serve as a catalyst for transitioning from traditional Internal Combustion Engine (ICE) vehicles to hydrogen fuel cell vehicles.

The development and construction of this vehicle, one of the first of its kind in the country, have been carried out in strict accordance with Australian Design Rules (ADR), the national standards for road safety regulated by the Australian Government under the Road Vehicle Standards Act (2018). These rules ensure that the vehicle complies with essential safety and design standards necessary for road use.

The hydrogen waste removal truck has successfully met various safety and design criteria, including assessments of braking, cornering, and acceleration. With the project's remarkable progress, final approval from the Australian Government is expected in the coming weeks, marking a significant achievement.

The development of the hydrogen waste removal truck's body is entrusted to Bucher Municipal in Australia, a division of the renowned Swiss engineering conglomerate Bucher Industries, ensuring the project's top-notch craftsmanship.

Pure Hydrogen Corporation, an Australian clean energy company with a primary focus on the East Coast, is engaged in various clean energy ventures, including hydrogen, gas, and mobility businesses. The company also holds a strategic interest in H2X Global Limited and is involved in multiple hydrogen and gas projects, demonstrating their dedication to advancing sustainable energy solutions in Australia and beyond.

To read more about Pure Hydrogen Corporation, head to their website here.

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