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Shell Says Hydrogen Is Heavy Transport’s Future. What Now for Biofuels?

Shell Says Hydrogen Is Heavy Transport’s Future. What Now for Biofuels?

A Deloitte report commissioned by Shell finds that the heavy-freight sector is increasingly planning for a switch to hydrogen.

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Hydrogen will be the key energy source for global road freight, according to a new report commissioned by European oil major Shell.

The study, carried out by global accountancy firm Deloitte on Shell’s behalf, questioned 158 executives in the road freight sector in 22 different countries.

“We believe that once produced at scale, hydrogen will likely be the more cost-effective and viable pathway to net-zero emissions for heavy-duty and long-route medium-duty vehicles, and electric mobility will do the same for light-duty and short-route medium-duty vehicles,” Carlos Maurer, EVP of sectors and decarbonization at Shell, said in a statement. “Shell has already begun taking steps to make these energy solutions available to customers, and we are partnering with others to expand these efforts.” read more

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