Plug Power supplies Walmart with green hydrogen to power retailer’s forklift fleet

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Plug Power, a turnkey hydrogen solutions provider, announced an agreement with Walmart for a delivery option of up to 20 tons per day of liquid green hydrogen to power material handling forklifts at distribution centers and of processing from the retailer in the United States. of the first green hydrogen supply contracts for Plug.

“Walmart has been an early adopter of innovative hydrogen and fuel cell technology for more than a decade, and our hydrogen solutions provide a tool to improve the productivity of Walmart’s operations,” said Andy Marsh, CEO of Plug. “Now, our green hydrogen solutions will enable Walmart to achieve a significant reduction in carbon emissions. We are honored to extend our relationship with Walmart and realize our shared vision of a green hydrogen future.

Green hydrogen is produced by the electrolysis of water with electricity generated from carbon-free sources and only harmless oxygen is emitted in the process, making it a clean, safe energy solution and affordable. Through Plug’s investment in its vertically integrated green hydrogen ecosystem, the company will supply green hydrogen to Walmart facilities using a liquid transport fleet that Plug has commissioned using the capabilities acquired through its recent acquisition of Applied Cryo Technologies.

Walmart has worked with Plug Power to adopt and expand hydrogen fuel cells across all of its facilities for more than a decade, starting with a 50-fleet pilot in 2012 and growing to its current fleet of 9,500. Today, the retailer continues to decarbonize its operations by working to integrate the use of green hydrogen into all of its facilities, with the goal of pursuing efficient, clean, quiet, and most importantly, more sustainable forklift operations.

“Hydrogen is critical to helping us power a more sustainable supply chain, and Plug Power’s hydrogen solutions keep us moving forward,” said Jeff Smith, senior manager of supply chain maintenance services. supply from Walmart. “Procuring green hydrogen can help Walmart move closer to our goal of zero emissions by 2040,” he added.

April 20, 2022

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Rosemary C. Kearney