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EDEKA To Test Green Hydrogen For Sustainable Logistics

German retailer EDEKA has announced plans to conduct a pilot project to promote the use of green hydrogen for heavy-duty logistics.

The pilot project will be conducted in the Neumünster region with its subsidiary Netto Marken-Discount and seven other regional partners.

The initiative will contribute to the German government’s goal to reduce traffic emissions in the country by at least 40% from 1990 to 2030.

The Pilot Project

The Neumünster municipality is an ideal traffic junction in Schleswig-Holstein and the project will see the retailer set up a filling station for trucks operating on green hydrogen.

All partners involved in the pilot will invest in the project and assume different roles, EDEKA added.

This will help in establishing a comprehensive value chain that includes hydrogen production, logistics, distribution and use in a total of 20 self-equipped vehicles.

Collaboration With Local Companies

The retailer is also collaborating with other local companies in Schleswig-Holstein to introduce CO2-neutral hydrogen in the transport of heavy goods.

Member of the board of the EDEKA AG chain, Claas Meineke, said, "With an efficient logistics network, customers offer short transport routes. The EDEKA community is already making contributions to reducing emissions.”

Green hydrogen is produced by the electrolysis of water with electricity from renewable resources, such as wind energy.

© 2020 European Supermarket Magazine – your source for the latest retail news. Article by Dayeeta Das. Click subscribe to sign up to ESM: The European Supermarket Magazine.

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