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Whitepaper published by H2 Energy and Trafigura: Decarbonising heavy-duty trucking and accelerating the European hydrogen economy


Green hydrogen business developer H2 Energy and Trafigura Group Pte Ltd, a market leader in the global commodities industry, have today published a whitepaper to coincide with Transport Day at the COP26 climate talks taking place in Glasgow, United Kingdom.

The whitepaper calls for governments to act quickly on a range of policy measures to incentivise private sector investment and kick-start zero-emission hydrogen trucking ecosystems across Europe.

Key takeaways

  • Low-carbon hydrogen is a clean, versatile and powerful fuel with the potential to replace fossil fuels in a range of applications, including in hard‑to‑abate sectors such as heavy-duty transport and industry.
  • Heavy-duty trucking is an optimal sector for the introduction of low-carbon hydrogen, as it offers the lowest marginal cost of abatement.
  • Converting 10 percent of the diesel truck fleet in Europe to hydrogen fuel cell trucks could avoid up to 40 million tonnes of carbon dioxide emissions per year.
  • The development of low-carbon hydrogen supply and infrastructure ecosystem for trucking would act as a catalyst to accelerate the growth of the wider hydrogen economy.
  • The whitepaper identifies some of the policy support measures that could effectively kick-start zero-emission hydrogen trucking ecosystems.
  • Both CapEx and OpEx support is required from governments to enable the rapid adoption of hydrogen trucking

Download a copy of the whitepaper here.