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PepsiCo Australia launches hydrogen-powered prime mover

PepsiCo Australia launches hydrogen-powered prime mover

PepsiCo Australia has partnered with Australian clean energy company, Pure Hydrogen, to trial its first hydrogen-powered prime mover in Brisbane.

The trial is a first for the FMCG industry and a first for the PepsiCo global business.

Pure Hydrogen will supply PepsiCo with a Hydrogen Fuel Cell 160kW 6 x 4 Prime Mover (HFCV Prime Mover) for a six-month trial.

The company will also provide additional hydrogen fuel as required, including refuelling along with arranging repair & maintenance services.

The prime mover will be housed at PepsiCo’s Brisbane manufacturing site and will make deliveries to customers across its supply chain.

PepsiCo ANZ CEO Kyle Faulconer said: “We are incredibly excited to partner with Pure Hydrogen on what is a first for the FMCG industry.

“This trial demonstrates our commitment to net zero emissions across our value chain by 2040 – a goal that forms an integral component of PepsiCo Positive, a sustainability framework for how we inspire positive change for the planet and people.

“As one of the largest food manufacturers in Australia, we’re in a unique position to use our scale for good and have a positive impact on the environment. I look forward to working with Pure Hydrogen on how we can extend the trial further.”

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