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JW Filshill has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with ScottishPower to explore the potential of using green hydrogen and electrification to power its fleet.
The partnership could see over 35 vans and lorries powered by green hydrogen and electrification, and over the course of a year this could save an estimated 1,100 tonnes of CO2.
Green hydrogen is the only zero carbon way of producing hydrogen. Renewable energy is used to provide the electricity needed to power an electrolyser which separates water into oxygen and hydrogen. The hydrogen can then be stored or transported to where it is needed.
Keith Geddes, chief financial and operating officer at JW Filshill, said: “Filshill continues to work towards reducing our carbon footprint and reaching our goal of becoming net zero. As a delivered wholesale business our fleet of vehicles make up a large proportion of our carbon footprint; therefore exploring options such as using hydrogen instead of diesel are extremely important to us.”