Aberdeen has ‘world’s first’ hydrogen dual-fuel sweeper 11 April 2018

Aberdeen City Council has taken delivery of a hydrogen dual-fuel roadsweeper – said to be the first of its kind in the world.

Developed in partnership with hydrogen technology company ULEMCo, the vehicle will use hydrogen for a third of the energy needed for its operation.

The vehicle has been adapted by retrofitting ULEMCo’s technology to a standard Euro VI DAF truck, so that it runs on both diesel and hydrogen fuel, with anticipated emission savings of 30%.

The sweeper will refuel at the Aberdeen City Hydrogen Energy Storage (ACHES) station, which makes hydrogen from renewable electricity.

“The delivery of this vehicle is part of our strategy to increase the deployment of hydrogen vehicles in Aberdeen City, and keeps us at the forefront of globally demonstrating the practicality and operational flexibility of hydrogen technologies, leading to future decarbonisation,” said councillor Philip Bell.

Aberdeen claims to have Europe’s largest fleet of hydrogen fuel cell buses.

The work was delivered as part of project HyTIME, within the Low Emission Freight and Logistics Trial, funded by the Office for Low Emission Vehicles and Innovate UK.

Laura Cork

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