Fife Council gets world’s first hydrogen-diesel bin lorries

The world’s first hydrogen dual fuel bin lorries have been delivered to Fife Council in Scotland. Liverpool-based ULEMCo, owner of the dual fuel technology, carried out the conversion of the […]

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By Priyanka Shrestha

The world’s first hydrogen dual fuel bin lorries have been delivered to Fife Council in Scotland.

Liverpool-based ULEMCo, owner of the dual fuel technology, carried out the conversion of the bin lorries to run both on hydrogen and diesel.

The two Heil Farid vehicles can switch from diesel to hydrogen when operating in densely populated areas where air pollution is a health concern.

It is part of the council’s Levenmouth Community Energy Project, which was awarded £4.3 million through the Scottish Government’s Local Energy Challenge Fund las year.

Councillor Lesley Laird, Deputy Leader and Executive Spokesperson for Economy and Planning said: “Fife is leading the way in clean energy. We envisage Levenmouth Community Energy Partnership becoming home to one of Europe’s largest fleet of hydrogen dual-fuel vehicles.”

The project will also see the conversion of five Ford Transit vans and 10 Renault HyKangoo vans to hybrid electric and hydrogen fuel cell operation as well as the installation of refuelling points in Methil and Fife Council’s depot at Bankhead, Glenrothes.