ULEMCo has completed the first hydrogen fuel conversion for Oxford commercial waste firm - Grundon Waste Management.
The firm, which specialises in low emission technology, carried out the hydrogen diesel dual-fuel conversion on one of Grundon’s waste disposal trucks.
ULEMCo has previously retro-fitted a number of lorries and vans in the public sector, but this is the first private sector contract.
The project also represents the first such conversion of a DAF vehicle, and signals the way towards the use of hydrogen as a practical alternative to reduce emissions in a wide range of vehicle makes.
This project featured a new modular approach to conversion by ULEMCo. It deployed a 10kg hydrogen unit on the side of the lorry, and this approach will enable the company to reduce the costs of converting other vehicle types.
Earlier this year, Grundon committed to reducing all greenhouse gas emissions from its vehicles to net zero by extending its CarbonNeutral® fleet certification programme for a fourth consecutive year.
The certification means that every mile travelled by Grundon lorries and cars is officially carbon neutral. This helps customers reduce their own carbon footprint, and is further enhanced through the adoption of the hydrogen diesel dual-fuel conversion.
Grundon’s group logistics manager, John Stephens, commented: “We are highly impressed by the potential of hydrogen dual-fuel to reduce our carbon footprint as well as reducing costs in the future.”