Commercial, Sourcing Renewables - September 20, 2022
Amazon Adds Low Carbon Electrofuels to Trucks
Amazon signed an agreement with renewable fuels technology company Infinium to power Amazon’s transportation fleet with ultra-low carbon electrofuels beginning in 2023.
Infinium is expected to initially supply enough electrofuels, which are a fossil-based fuel alternative created with carbon waste and renewable power, to begin powering Amazon trucks in lieu of diesel fuel for approximately 5 million miles of travel per year.
Amazon plans to initially use the electrofuels in trucks in its middle-mile fleet in Southern California, which is responsible for moving customer orders from its vendors and fulfillment centers to its network of sortation and delivery stations.
Infinium plans to build an electrofuels-production facility in Texas, which will use renewable-power-generated green hydrogen and approximately 18,000 tons of recycled carbon waste per year.
Amazon previously invested in Infinium through The Climate Pledge Fund, Amazon’s $2 billion venture investment program that specifically invests in companies building technologies, products, and services that can help Amazon and others accelerate the path toward net-zero carbon future. Amazon has announced investments in a total of 18 companies through The Climate Pledge Fund to date.
“Infinium’s electrofuels can help Amazon reduce carbon emissions across our transportation fleet, which is important to both us and our customers, and will help us move closer to our goal of net-zero carbon by 2040,” said Kara Hurst, vice president of Worldwide Sustainability at Amazon in a statement. “We’ve supported Infinium’s technology through our Climate Pledge Fund, and it’s exciting to see our investment turning into usable fuel that will help us, and others across the industry, decarbonize transportation in the long run.”
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