S. Korea to Test Run Hydrogen-Powered Garbage Truck

03 Jan, 2021

South Korea said it will carry out a test-run of a garbage truck powered by hydrogen in line with its vision to utilize the resource as one of main energy sources for Asia's No. 4 economy.

Under the plan, the country will deploy a five-ton compressed natural gas truck in the southern city of Changwon to collect trash, according to the Ministry of Trade, Industry, and Energy.

The pilot program will run through 2021 before being expanded to other regions.

South Korea has been seeking to build a society that harnesses hydrogen as the main source of energy for vehicles and other daily uses.

Hydrogen is an environment-friendly alternative to fossil fuels as automobiles running on the resource only create water in the process of generating power.

South Korea also plans to replace existing express buses with hydrogen-powered models.

Source: Yonhap News Agency

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