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Hyster ships hydrogen fuel cell ReachStacker
01 September 2023
THE PORT of Valencia is taking the vehicle as part of the H2Ports project, which aims to introduce hydrogen-powered vehicles and equipment in port operations.
This Hyster ReachStacker is a zero-emission solution that uses a Nuvera fuel cell to convert hydrogen into electricity. The hydrogen is stored on-board in high-pressure tanks and can be refilled in 10-15 minutes. The on-board hydrogen fuel cell charges the batteries, which power the electric motors and hydraulic systems enabling the ReachStacker to lift laden containers with similar performance to a diesel alternative.
The machine is expected to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, noise pollution and operating costs due to the elimination of the diesel engine, transmission and other mechanically-driven components.
The Hyster ReachStacker will be tested and validated in live operation at the MSC terminal in Valencia, one of the largest container terminals in Europe. The H2Ports project, funded by the Fuel Cells and Hydrogen Joint Undertaking (FCH-JU) and coordinated by the Fundación Valenciaport, involves several partners from the port community, industry and academia.
For more information, visit www.hyster.com