Hydrogen Production Plant on the roof of the warehouse
ASKO plant that opened last week, means that hydrogen is to be produced locally at the facility in central Norway, with energy from, among others, 9000 m2 of solar cells on the roof of the ASKO warehouse. Hydrogen will be used as fuel for trucks and distribution vehicles in their own business. The hydrogen production plant will produce over 300 kg hydrogen per liter in full operation.
ASKO has applied to the market for larger distribution vehicles with a range of 500 km that can use hydrogen as fuel. The choice fell on Scania. ASKO has ordered four tiered chassis of 26 tonnes and 21 pallets. The distribution cars are powered electrically by power from fuel cells that use hydrogen as fuel. The distribution cars are under production and will be delivered in the autumn of 2018.
ASKO has in recent years marked itself as a pioneer in environmental work. Not least, they have received great attention for their solar cell and electric distribution vehicles.
With the opening of the hydrogen production plant, ASKO consolidates its position as a leading player in measures that reduce climate emissions.
ASKO has an ambition to become climate neutral. The ambition implies that ASKO will only distribute foodstuffs with renewable fuels by 2020. The ASKO NORWAY hydrogen project is an important part of achieving this ambition.
Hydrogen technology has a great potential as a zero-emission distribution vehicle for longer distances, while electric distribution cars can be more suitable for urban distribution. The first electric distribution cars are already in operation on Norwegian roads.
See Minister of Petroleum and Energy Terje Søviknes send his congratulations to ASKO.