Truck Refrigeration Projects To Promote Renewable Energy

Fuel cells to replace diesel on refrigerated trailers at Sysco and the H-E-B facilities

Two fuel cell manufacturers, Massachusetts-based Nuvera and Albany, N.Y.-based Plug Power Inc., will each receive $650,000 from Department of Energy's Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy to power the refrigeration units of tractor trailers used by Sysco and H-E-B. Researchers at the DOE's Pacific Northwest National Laboratory overseeing the project claim this will be the first time that refrigerated trucks making deliveries have been equipped with a fuel cell — a device that creates electricity by driving chemical reactions using hydrogen and air. To read more, click HERE.