JW Filshill signs fleet agreement with Scottish Power

JW Filshill has signed an agreement with Scottish Power to explore the potential of using green hydrogen and electrification to power its fleet.

Serving over 1,400 delivered goods customers and more than 210 of its Keystore convenience stores across Scotland and the north of England, the wholesaler is hoping to make the change to power their fleet by green hydrogen and renewable electricity where appropriate.

It believes it has the potential to save an estimated 1,100 tonnes of CO2 each year, with green hydrogen the only zero carbon way of producing hydrogen. Renewable energy is used to provide the electricity needed to power an electrolyser which separates water into oxygen and hydrogen. The hydrogen can then be stored or transported to where it is needed.

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Keith Geddes, chief financial and operating officer at JW Filshill, said: “Filshill continues to work towards reducing our carbon footprint and reaching our goal of becoming net zero. As a delivered wholesale business our fleet of vehicles make up a large proportion of our carbon footprint therefore exploring options such as using hydrogen instead of diesel are extremely important to us.”

Barry Carruthers, hydrogen director at ScottishPower, added: “Green hydrogen offers companies like JW Filshill a zero-carbon fuel alternative that can support their business over the long-term. It’s an exciting time for green hydrogen as more and more businesses begin to realise the potential green hydrogen can offer them and we’re looking forward to working with JW Filshill over the coming months to see how best it can support their company well into the future.”

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Paul Hill
Paul Hill is the Editor of Better Wholesaling. He can be found on Twitter at @BW_PaulHill, or contacted via paul.hill@newtrade.co.uk and 07960935659.

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