Temporary power generation firm Aggreko is investing in hydrogen-ready engines and fuel cells in preparation for rapid exploitation as the technology becomes available at scale.
The UK firm’s shift towards clean energy alternatives comes it announced this week its ambition to be net zero by 2050 or sooner, in alignment with the Paris Agreement.
Aggreko said it has already made significant progress over the past few years, providing cleaner solutions for its customers around the world, such as turning landfill, bio and flare gas into power or by investing in battery storage, solar and more efficient and near zero local emissions generators.
By 2030, Aggreko wants to achieve net zero across all of its own business operations, reduce local air quality emissions of its solutions by 50% and reduce the amount of fossil diesel fuel used in customer solutions by at least 50% by offering customers cleaner technologies and fuels that guarantee the same or better level of reliability and competitiveness.
By 2050, Aggreko said it will be a net zero business, across all the services it provides.
To achieve these targets, Aggreko will accelerate investment in lower-carbon technologies and will continue to shift its global generator fleet towards more gas and greener drop-in liquid fuels.
Chris Weston, CEO of Aggreko, said, “The energy transition is fundamentally changing the way power is generated and delivered.”
“Our customers’ needs are evolving – they require cleaner solutions but without compromising reliability, modularity or cost efficiency.”
“Our customers are looking to reduce their carbon and air quality emissions and we are the perfect partner to support them in their journey.”