This liquid hydrogen is expected to fuel the retailer’s fleet of material handling lift trucks presenting an entry point for hydrogen technologies to integrate and decarbonise the wider business’ operations.
Walmart has worked with Plug Power to adopt and expand hydrogen fuel cells throughout its facilities for over a decade, beginning with a 50-fleet pilot in 2012 and expanding to a fleet of 9,500 and growing.
Now, the retailer is continuing to decarbonise its operations by striving to incorporate the use of green hydrogen throughout its facilities, in an effort to pursue lift truck operations that are efficient, clean, quiet and most importantly, more sustainable.
Andy Marsh, CEO of Plug Power, said, “Walmart has been an early adopter of innovative hydrogen and fuel cell technology for over a decade, and our hydrogen-powered solutions offer a tool to enhance productivity improvements for Walmart’s operations.
“Now our green hydrogen solutions will provide Walmart with the ability to achieve significant carbon reduction. We are honoured to expand our relationship with Walmart and realise our shared vision for a green hydrogen future.”
Jeff Smith, Senior Director of Supply Chain Maintenance Services, said, “Hydrogen is critical to helping us power a more sustainable supply chain and Plug Power’s hydrogen solutions allow us to continue making progress.
“Sourcing green hydrogen can help bring Walmart closer to reaching our goal of zero emissions by 2040.”
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