Major Swedish municipal waste firm strikes deal for hydrogen trucks

Renova, which is owned by 10 municipalities across the Gothenburg Region, has signed an agreement with hydrogen fuel cell vehicle manufacturer H2X Global for five commercial vehicles

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One of Sweden’s major municipal waste companies has struck an agreement to add hydrogen fuel cell-powered trucks and light vehicles to its fleet.

Renova, which is owned by 10 municipalities across the Gothenburg Region in western Sweden, has signed a memorandum of understanding with hydrogen fuel cell vehicle manufacturer H2X Global for five commercial vehicles.

It supports the City of Gothenburg’s ambition to ensure its own vehicle fleet is fossil-free by 2023 and carbon emissions across the entire transport system is reduced by 90% by 2030.

Within Gothenburg Green City Zone the city is also aiming to achieve emission-free transport by 2030, i.e. vehicles solely driven using electricity or hydrogen.

Renova CEO Anders Åström said: “This is an important step in our need to reduce our environmental impact. Together with the City of Gothenburg we are reviewing how we can deliver a more sustainable transport solution.

“We believe the partnership with H2X Global will be a further step in our vehicle development for a cleaner future for the city of Gothenburg.”

The initiative also supports Sweden’s goal to reduce emissions by 70%, compared with 2010 levels, by 2030 and reach net zero before 2045.