Geesinknorba is presenting an innovative refuse collection vehicle that is fitted with an H² range extender on IFAT 2020. The vehicle has been developed in a project ‘HY-4-EVER’ in close partnership with Emoss Mobile Systems, Nedstack Fuel Cell Technology and RAAF Business Innovation. Geesinknorba is a renowned pioneer in terms of electric waste collection and in order to stay ahead of the field this project has been initiated.
Geesinknorba has been working with Emoss on new products for several years now. We developed the first full electric vehicle in 2017 to prove that the technology can work. Since then, we have been improving, refining and re-engineering the product which led to this unique vehicle with an impressive range.
Electric trucks typically have 150 km of range, which is fine for restricted urban use. There are areas where we cover range on motorways to get to the route, and that uses a higher amount of energy. The optimised fuel cell – battery drive system from Nedstack Fuel Cell Technology provides a range exceeding 250 km! This enables operators to use the truck a full working day without any fear of flat batteries.
The truck includes technology that has already been used for other electric vehicles for years, the LI-ON Power PRO module, that supplies maximum power to the body, lifter and chassis in the most economical way. It is a true all-purpose vehicle and delivers minimum impact on payload.
The innovative hydrogen truck responds to the current market needs and makes it possible to drive in cities and urban areas without any CO², particles or noise pollution. It is another step in our commitment to an efficient and more sustainable waste management and transport.
This project ‘HY-4-EVER’ was funded by the DKTI regulations from the Ministry of Economics in the Netherlands. The presentation of the unit will be held at the world’s largest trade fair IFAT that takes place in Munich from 4th to 8th of May. After IFAT, the vehicle will be tested and demonstrated in the Rotterdam region, the Netherlands.
Pictured from left to right: Kees Wilms van Kersbergen, RAAF Business Innovation, Jogchum Bruinsma, Nedstack Fuel Cell Technology, Rudolf Dieben, Geesinknorba, Mischa Natrop, Emoss Mobile Systems and André Lagendijk, Geesinknorba