Amazon-backed firm Infinium to power its trucking fleet with electrofuels

It is expected to help reduce carbon emissions for roughly five million miles of travel per year

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Amazon-backed company Infinium has signed an agreement to supply ultra-low carbon electrofuels for the e-commerce giant’s trucking fleet.

It will start powering Amazon’s transportation fleet with electrofuels starting in 2023, which is expected to help reduce carbon emissions for roughly five million miles of travel per year.

Amazon plans to initially use the electrofuels in trucks in its middle mile fleet – which is responsible for moving customer orders from its vendors and fulfilment centres to its network of sortation and delivery stations – in Southern California.

Infinium plans to build a production facility for electrofuels in Texas, which will use green hydrogen generated by renewable power and around 18,000 tons of recycled carbon waste per year that would otherwise be released into the atmosphere.

Amazon previously invested in Infinium through The Climate Fund, Amazon’s $2 billion (£1.76bn) venture investment programme that specifically invests in businesses developing technologies, products and services that can help Amazon and others accelerate the path towards a net zero carbon future.

Kara Hurst, Vice President of Worldwide Sustainability at Amazon said: “Infinium’s electrofuels can help Amazon reduce carbon emissions across our transportation fleet, which is important to both us and our customers and will help us move closer to our goal of net zero carbon by 2040.

“We’ve supported Infinium’s technology through our Climate Pledge Fund and it’s exciting to see our investment turning into usable fuel that will help us and others across the industry, decarbonise transportation in the long run.”