S H I N E F L E E T Accelerating the advent of hydrogen powered trucks. That s the goal of this Spanish consortium, which has now been joined by FM Logistic. Already in regular use for local mobility needs, hydrogen has yet to prove itself for long-distance transport. The ShineFleet consortium of seven companies and six Spanish research centres was formed by Técnicas Reunida, one of the world s leading engineering and construction companies providing sustainable solutions. Its work focuses on decentralised production of hydrogen as a route to boosting decarbonised mobility. The project is supported by the Spanish Ministry of Science and Innovation.
S P A I N A successful demonstration. FM Logistic has set up a hydrogen production plant powered by solar energy at its logistics centre in Illescas. The electricity required for the process is generated by the photovoltaic panels that cover the roof of the building. Developed by H2B2 Electrolysis Technologies, the plant is able to produce up to 45kg of green hydrogen per week. That s enough to power ten forklift trucks and a fuel cell-powered delivery van. 1 kg of hydrogen powers a forklift truck for around eight hours. This initiative is the first of its kind in the Spanish logistics sector, and is supported by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF). ◆
685 hydrogen production stations
in the world in 2021. 41 are located in France
ESPAGNE/ILLESCAS. Green hydrogen production plant
Annual report 39 FM Logistic 2021/22