Two trucks have been converted to run on hydrogen and diesel, using ULEMCo’s own technology, and enable Fife to run with lower emissions on its RCV fleet in densely populated urban areas.
The bin lorries – two Heil Farid RCVs – form part of a project that will also see the conversion of five Ford Transit vans and 10 Renault HyKangoo vans to hybrid electric and hydrogen fuel cell operation.
“Fife is leading the way in clean energy,” boasts Cllr Lesley Laird, deputy leader and executive spokesperson for economy and planning at the Council.
“We envisage Levenmouth Community Energy Partnership becoming home to one of Europe’s largest fleet of hydrogen dual-fuel vehicles,” she continues.
“This is a global first for hydrogen vehicles and a really great example of the innovative approach that is needed to deliver the low carbon and low emission vehicles of the future,” adds Amanda Lyne, managing director of ULEMCo.