The milk trucks of FrieslandCampina that are on the road are becoming increasingly sustainable. For example, over the last decade, the dairy company managed to reduce the CO₂ emissions per kilometre of transport between farms and production locations by 18.1 percent already. Today another step is taken in the further improvement of the sustainability of milk transport by putting the first 50 tonnes hydrogen-powered milk truck into use. At this moment, only the infrastructure in the Groningen region (NL) allows for the use of hydrogen milk trucks, but possibilities to expand to other parts of the countries are actively under investigation.
Hans Wieleman, Manager Milk Logistics at FrieslandCampina: “We keep challenging and improving ourselves step by step. Over five years ago, FrieslandCampina started using liquid natural gas (LNG) as cleaner fuel for the milk trucks and we – successfully – stimulated filling stations all over the Netherlands to supply this type of fuel. Now we try to do the same with hydrogen in close cooperation with producer Hyzon and carrier Transport Groep Noord. Transport is and will remain important to further increase the sustainability at FrieslandCampina. We want to minimise the environmental impact of our milk trucks together with the parties involved.”