PepsiCo Australia has launched its first hydrogen-powered prime mover. Partnering with Australian Clean Energy Company, Pure Hydrogen, 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 and 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 says: “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.”