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15 Apr.2019

Presentation of the first hydrogen-powered garbage trucks in Brabant

Baetsen-Groep and Cure Afvalbeheer are going to collect waste with a hydrogen refuse collection vehicle, built by E-Trucks Europe, in the Eindhoven region.

 

The vehicles were presented on 11 April at the Veldhoven City hall in the presence of the sustainability councilors of the Eindhoven Metropolitan Region. This demonstration is the first in a series of 10 demonstrations in European cities. Baetsen-Groep and Cure Afvalbeheer invested in these innovative and zero-emission vehicles. The vehicles were built by E-trucks Europe, with support from Hydrogenics. Both hydrogen vehicles are the first in Europe (together with a truck in Groningen), whom received an official license plate and registration, and who will be involved in the daily waste collection operation. The construction and demonstration of these garbage trucks is part of the Life ‘N Grab Hy !, project that is coordinated by WaterstofNet.

 

The Life 'N Grab Hy! project which, in addition to the conversion and demonstration of the trucks, also includes the demonstration in 10 other European cities (Rotterdam, Antwerp, Cologne, Bolzano, etc.), is funded by the European LIFE program with Grant Agreement no. LIFE14 ENV/BE/000415. LIFE is the European financing instrument for environment and climate. The objective of Life is to contribute to the implementation, updating, and development of European environmental and climate policies.

 

To read the press release, click here.