A demonstration of its operation was carried out by Serma, official dealer in Aragon and Soria de Linde, which developed the vehicle.
Jesús Montero, Director of the Department of Energy, Gas and Waste of ARPA, said it has been operating the truck at its facilities for several weeks.
He said, “The hydrogen fuel cell has great potential in Spain, it facilitates the possibility of establishing synergies and promoting circular energy, in addition to offering the possibility of having its own and self-sufficient energy source. It has a high percentage of renewable energy in the energy mix and is key to achieving transversal decarbonisation throughout the industry.”
An ARPA spokesman said not only does the forklift provide clean and renewable energy, but it is storable, transportable and scalable to the size of the vehicle.
A full load can be achieved in two minutes, with high energy efficiency allowing the machines to operate round-the-clock.
The applications are designed to revolutionise the way renewable energy is managed in logistics and retail warehouses, automotive industry, the manufacturing industry and logistics parks, since the benefits of optimising fleet energy begin “from day one”.
The demonstration event was attended by Serma clients from the main logistics and industrial companies in Aragon, such as Transportes Lafuente, Sachser, Laftur, TLM, CAF, Tereos, Saica, Sesé, Bebinter, Caladero, Pikolin, TXT , Stellantis, Sergruco, Pardo, Carreras or Alia.
Haskel Hydrogen Systems Group and HyGear have partnered to offer combined hydrogen generation and refuelling infrastructure to the European market.
The companies plan to leverage on Haskel’s refuelling system experience and HyGear’s hydrogen production expertise to provide end-to-end refuelling stations.
H2 View understands the partnership will initially focus on the market in western Europe and vehicle classes including forklifts, HGVs, buses, refuse trucks, light commercial vehicles, and rail.