BP has joined as the newest member of the H2Accelerate collaboration, a collaboration that aims to accelerate the uptake of low carbon hydrogen for trucking in Europe that includes Iveco, Daimler and Volvo Trucks.

With an ambition to become a net zero company by 2050, or sooner, bp aims to invest in building infrastructure to support freight transport across major road networks in mainland Europe and the UK by 2030 to meet the needs of customers. bp’s hydrogen mobility ambitions are aligned with those of the H2Accelerate collaboration, whose members are working towards the deployment of the hydrogen refuelling network required to support a pan-European hydrogen trucking system.

bp has been welcomed to the collaboration as a key future infrastructure provider for heavy-duty hydrogen vehicles. bp will support efforts to develop a hydrogen refuelling infrastructure and advocate for the policies needed to rapidly upscale the European hydrogen freight ecosystem.

Hannah Bryson-Jones, Spokesperson for H2Accelerate, said of bp joining the collaboration: “bp has extensive experience and expertise across the deployment of hydrogen production and refuelling technologies. Combining that expertise with other hydrogen refuelling players and truck manufacturers, through the H2Accelerate collaboration, we can work together to accelerate the dawn of hydrogen trucking. We are very excited for bp to be joining the collaboration as we shape the transformation towards sustainable transportation.”

Emma Delaney EVP, Customers & Product said of bp said: “bp is transitioning from a International Oil Company to an Integrated Energy company and having a key role in mobility. Hydrogen will be a key energy for heavy duty transport supporting carbon emissions reduction. To deliver this at both scale and pace will need companies across industries to work together, and this is exactly why we see collaborations like H2Accelerate as so valuable.”

The Group includes Daimler, Iveco and Volvo Trucks