Anglo to transition to green hydrogen mine fleet over decade

Diversified mining company Anglo American, which is piloting the world’s biggest green hydrogen-powered haulage vehicle, is planning to replace its global truck fleet of 400 diesel trucks with hydrogen trucks over a ten-year period from about 2024.

Introducing hydrogen mobility on its mines will be material to its ambition of achieving carbon neutrality by 2040 as diesel represents 17% to 18% of the London- and Johannesburg-listed company’s carbon emissions. This change is expected to reduce group carbon emissions by 15%.

Anglo expects to start transitioning its truck fleet from around 2024 and complete the task over the ten years that follow, Anglo CE Mark Cutifani said during the company’s second 2021 sustainability update covered by Mining Weekly.

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