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Second HECTOR Waste Truck launch

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In the context of the Interreg HECTOR program - a program financed by the ERDF (European Regional Development Fund) and wich brings together European local authorities with Sorigny as the only French town - the Touraine Vallée de l'Indre Community of Municipalities is the proud owner of the only example of a hydrogen garbage truck in France. Read More

Launch Event of First Hydrogen Powered Waste Vehicle

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Wirtschaftsbetriebe Duisburg (WBD) in Duisburg launched the first hydrogen powered waste disposal vehicle. WBD is the first municipal company in Germany to use this type of vehicle. It is an important milestone on the way towards sustainable waste disposal and a low emission fleet. The new vehicle is estimated to achieve a range of up to 285km, storing a maximum of 16.4kg of hydrogen and will be refuelled every two days. This is the first of 7 hydrogen powered waste vehicles to be rolled out over the next year across North West Europe with the Interreg NWR HECTOR Project. The launch event took place on Wednesday, 2nd December 2020. Read More

Letter of cooperation between European fuel cell garbage truck projects

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On Friday the 6th of December 2019, three European projects, developing and deploying refuse trucks powered by fuel cells and hydrogen, signed a letter of cooperation. The projects will cooperate on the creation of awareness for fuel cell vehicles in waste collection through the co organisation of events and the dissemination of projects materials and outputs. They will share and collect lessons learned and experiences, thereby accumulating necessary information for fleet operators, OEMs and policy makers. Their efforts and strengths will support and facilitate the future uptake of fuel cell garbage trucks into waste collection fleets across Europe. Read More

Project partner Touraine Vallée de l’Indre opens Hydrogen fuelling station

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This Saturday the 21st of September 2019, our project partner Communauté de Communes Touraine Vallée de l’Indre opened their first Hydrogen refuelling station in Sorigny. The new station, capable of distributing up to 20 kg of hydrogen a day at 350 bars pressure, will mainly serve the 10 light duty fuel cell vehicles already in operation. Though the station will not be used to refuel the Hector garbage truck, the opening on Saturday marked another step into a hydrogen fuelled future of mobility for the region. Read More