24 Jun '11, 9am

Coke Bottler Uses Hydrogen-Powered Forklifts; Enormous Recycling Plant Is on

The nation's largest independent Coca-Cola bottler is now using forklifts powered by hydrogen fuel cells. Beginning this month, Coca-Cola Bottling Co. Consolidated's (CCBCC) Charlotte production facility began operating a fleet of 40 counterbalanced class one lift trucks powered by hydrogen fuel cells from Plug Power. The lifts are refueled on site at three indoor fueling stations with hydrogen provided by Linde North America. The hydrogen technology requires only a three-minute fuel time and allows for six to eight hours of use. Unlike the standard battery powered electric trucks, the fuel cell powered equipment will operate at 100% power through the entire fill of hydrogen. "The hydrogen fuel cell solution has allowed us to achieve the high level of environmental sustainability that we've been looking for in our operations," says Bo Calloway, director of fleet operations...

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