Marking the city’s latest move in the hydrogen space, the hydrogen vehicle will next month (March 2022) start collecting waste and recycling around the city, targeting locations such as Bridge of Don, Newhills, Mastrick and many more.

Over the course of its operation, the waste truck will collect vital data which will support the roll-out of future hydrogen-fuelled vehicles within the council’s fleet.

Councillor Jenny Laing, Aberdeen City Council Leader, said, “Enabling truly ‘green’ transport is a key deliverable in our plan to deliver Aberdeen’s Net Zero Vision and our own plans to replace our vehicle fleet with alternative fuelled vehicles.

“Adding a waste truck powered only by hydrogen is another important step forward and builds on the zero emission buses and other public sector vehicles that are already here in the city.”

News of the hydrogen waste-truck comes hot on the heels of various hydrogen announcements made by the council as looks to support development of the Aberdeen Hydrogen Hub.

Just earlier this month, bp was given the green light to help transform Aberdeen, Scotland into a hydrogen hub, having been approved to deliver the ambition as part of a joint venture, which will develop a solar power facility connected to a green hydrogen production and refuelling site.

Aberdeen City Council’s waste truck is being part funded by the Interreg North West Europe Programme, as part of its HECTOR project.

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