Launch of new project REVIVE - for clean and silent waste collection
On 17 January 2018, a new FCH JU project was launched and held its kick-off in Brussels. Project REVIVE will look at advancing the state of development of fuel cell trucks for waste transportation and will deploy garbage trucks throughout eight sites in EUrope, including the town of Antwerp, Belgium. The project will also demonstrate how hydrogen refueling stations with large daily demands can be commercially viable.
This is the first project of its kind and will be the occasion to boost commercialization of heavy duty fuel cell trucks while demonstrating the added-value of this zero-emission technology for the environment and public. REVIVE’s overall objective is to be the largest demonstration of fuel cell-range extender trucks to date, one of very few options for the decarbonization of heavy duty vehicles. For urban trucks, there is an increasing need for zero emission solutions to comply with upcoming access restrictions imposed by cities as part of pollution reduction strategies. The REVIVE project will serve as a major step towards the commercialization of fuel cell refuse trucks and developing technology ready for application to all truck types which is able to meet the needs of heavy duty transport operators.
By validating the fuel cell technology and producing material setting out the economic, environmental and business cases for further rollout and by raising public awareness of the technology, the REVIVE project will empower a crucial switch towards sustainable and clean waste collection.
Read more about the project REVIVE here.
View the full press release here.