E-Trucks Europe is the first Cleantech Hero Mobility! Once again, the jury was almost unanimous. In times when climate concern goes hand in hand with the search for sustainable non-fossil energy, hydrogen-powered heavy transport is a big step in the right direction. E-Trucks Europe may call itself a true Cleantech Hero of Mobility.
The jury was once again impressed by the quality of the candidates. They were judged on the relevance of the innovations, the TRL level, the impact in Flanders and the international ambitions of the company, the extent to which the company can act as an ambassador for Flemish cleantech, the implementation of the SDGs and the cooperation with all links of the quadruple helix.
After an initial selection, three finalists emerged in the Mobility category: E-Trucks Europe, Aptus and Rear Window. The choice for E-Trucks Europe was thoroughly justified by the jury.
The technology offered by the company makes an immediate contribution to reducing CO2 emissions in traffic, and hydrogen-powered trucks are right at home in innovative cleantech. It is a clean technology that has the potential to make a particularly large sustainability impact at home and abroad.
Moreover, the technology offered by E-Trucks Europe is marketable. The choice of trucks for waste collection is particularly appreciated. After all, this involves quiet but necessary transport with a very short line to the citizen. Such entrepreneurs who dare to 'jump' and invest are needed to get hydrogen off the ground as a sustainable fuel. Especially when it comes to heavy transport.
About E-Trucks Europe
E-Trucks Europe is based in Lommel and specialises in finding innovative possibilities for sustainable transport. It produces hydrogen-hybrid vehicles with an electric drive train. As a result, E-Trucks Europe are silent road users and generate no emissions. Thanks to the built-in hydrogen system, which converts hydrogen into electricity, the vehicles are operational 24/7 and remain clean.
Companies that win the 2022 award in their category have more than a foot in front for a year. They will receive promotional support through Cleantech Flanders channels and will be able to present their innovation at G-STIC2023. The winner will also receive a 2-minute company report that can also be used for promotional purposes.
About the jury
The jury for this Cleantech Flanders Hero Mobility consisted of Claire Tillekaerts (FIT), Dirk Fransaer (VITO), Frans Snijkers (Cleantech Flanders), Steve Sel (VIL), Goedele Sannen (VOKA) and Jean-Marc Timmermans (Agoria).
The next Cleantech Hero
We are looking for the next Cleantech Hero in the field of materials. You can apply from 28 September 2022 on this website.