St. Helens Council invests in OEM hydrogen fuel cell RCV via TPPL’s Framework

8 February 2022

The North-West local authority, St. Helens Borough Council, has invested in the UK’s first true OEM hydrogen fuel cell-powered refuse collection vehicle. The Faun Bluepower was procured via the TPPL and NEPO HGV Framework as part of meeting the council’s wider carbon neutral objectives.

James Brennan, TPPL Director commented:

‘We are proud to have played such an instrumental role in the procurement of this ground breaking zero-emission refuse collection vehicle. It will make a positive impact on tackling the challenge of decarbonisation for years to come.’

Trevor Nicoll, assistant director at St Helens, said: ‘We are delighted to be the pioneering local authority on this project in the UK. With this partnership that involves not just the introduction of the vehicle, but the surrounding topics of skills, education and the development of decarbonisation in the community, it is the first major step for us on the green decarbonisation journey.’

Simon Hyde, chief executive of FZUK, commented: ‘The company and group have invested heavily in the product since 2016 and are very well positioned in terms of product performance, manufacturing capability and capacity, to provide a robust solution to the challenge of decarbonisation.

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