Hyzon Motors, a supplier of hydrogen-fueled commercial vehicles, said it has delivered the first 55 tonnes of milk trucks to Transport Groep Noord, a carrier that provides transportation to the multinational dairy company Royal Friesland Campina.
Built on a Class 8 DAF truck chassis, the 55-ton vehicle, the HyMax 450 Puller, has a range of up to 520 km and is expected to have a motor output of up to 550 kW.
Transport Groep Noord plans to drive a truck on a specific route in the northern part of the Netherlands, where the first hydrogen-powered milk delivery last week.
Transport Groep Noord operates 25 trucks for FrieslandCampina, enabling industry-leading decarbonization. This order lays the foundation for FrieslandCampina to convert all vehicles to zero-emission vehicles.
FrieslandCampina is one of the largest dairy cooperatives in the world, with 38 branches, brands in more than 100 countries and more than 20,000 employees. We have set a target for CO2 neutral production by 2050. As an intermediate step, dairy companies want to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by more than a third by 2030.
“More than five years ago, FrieslandCampina began using liquefied natural gas as a cleaner fuel. [encouraged construction of] “Gas stations across the Netherlands to supply this type of fuel,” said Hansweelemann, milk logistics manager at the company. “Now we are trying to do the same with hydrogen.”
For payload-critical applications such as milk, beverage, and water transport, hydrogen-powered vehicles are ideal for zero-emission transport, Hyzon believes. The weight of the hydrogen fuel system.