JW Filshill truck delivery

JW Filshill has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Scottish Power to explore the potential of using green hydrogen and electrification to power its vehicles.

The partnership could see over 35 vans and lorries powered by green hydrogen and electrification which would save an estimated 1,100 tonnes of CO2 over the course of a year.

The wholesaler currently serves over 1,400 delivered goods customers, including over 210 Keystore convenience stores across Scotland and the north of England.

Chief financial and operating officer at JW Filshill, Keith Geddes, 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.”

Hydrogen director at Scottish Power, Barry Carruthers, 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.”