Rubbish in Cheshire to be collected by green hydrogen-powered bin wagons

Homes in Cheshire, UK will see their rubbish collected by hydrogen-powered garbage trucks in the future thanks to a partnership between Cheshire East Council and Storengy UK.

The Council and French company have joined forces and secured funding towards a £1m scheme to convert bin wagons to hydrogen.

Comprised of both public and private sector money – with a £345,000 contribution from the local enterprise partnership’s Local Growth Fund, the scheme will see the first green hydrogen fuelling facility in the North West of England, bringing carbon and air quality benefits to Cheshire East.

Installed at the Ansa environmental services depot in Middlewich, the facility is proposed to produce hydrogen in the greenest way possible – using an electrolyser connected to solar panels and grey-water recycling.

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