During the coming years, SSAB Oxelösund tests an electric forklift from Kalmar, a part of Cargotec, to reduce carbon dioxide emissions from the production site.
The forklift will be powered by a fuel cell system from PowerCell. The system will be installed and tested in a medium-sized Kalmar forklift with a lifting capacity of 9-18 tons. The fuel cell system, which is powered by hydrogen, will replace the current combustion engine that runs on diesel. This will reduce SSAB’s demand for fossil fuels and hence the company’s emissions of carbon dioxide.
The fuel cell system will be developed during the first quarter of 2017 and installed during the third quarter. At the beginning of 2018, field tests at SSAB will begin. For PowerCell, the cooperation with Kalmar, a part of Cargotec, will open doors to an international market with great potential.