Trialling hydrogen trucks for our sustainable fleet

New energies service station

Cleanaway has been announced as a foundation partner for Australia's most ambitious hydrogen mobility project. This project will see the development of a new energy service station in Geelong and will be the nation's first publicly accessible, green hydrogen refuelling station designed for heavy vehicle use.

During the trial, a diverse group of industry partners including Cleanaway will operate an initial fleet of 15 hydrogen-powered heavy vehicles to explore the performance, impact and real-world experience of hydrogen fuel cell electric vehicles (FCEVs) for fleet owners and operators.

Building a sustainable fleet with hydrogen

Hydrogen vehicles are vehicles that utilise hydrogen instead of diesel or compressed natural gas. Compared to traditional vehicles, hydrogen burns cleanly with zero carbon emissions, offering a potentially sustainable solution without compromising operational range. Watch our video to find out more about this technology and what it means for heavy vehicles across Australia.

Fleet trial in action

This cross-industry project was made possible by a grant from the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA), as part of ARENA's Advancing Renewables Program. Fleet trials such as these explore the payload of heavy vehicles that must operate safely and reliably to service customers. Trials look at fuel consumption, up-time, bin lift capability, impact on labour, noise and other factors in comparison to a diesel engine vehicle.
Together with the foundation partners from Government and industry
From left to right: Barwon Water Chair Jo Plummer, Cleanaway CEO and Managing Director Mark Schubert, ARENA Chief Executive Officer Darren Miller, Liberal Senator Sarah Henderson, Assistant Minister to Minister for Industry, Energy and Emissions Reduction Hon. Tim Wilson, Viva Energy Chief Executive Officer Scott Wyatt, MP Bev McArthur, Viva Energy Independent Non-Executive Director and Chairman Robert Hill, Toll Group Chief Corporate Affairs Officer Zed Ivankovic, and ComfortDelGro Corporation Australia CEO Nicholas Yap.
A Cleanaway truck with other trucks that will take part in the trial
Mark Schubert, CEO and Managing Director of Cleanaway, takes a photo with one of our trucks