Heavy-duty, long-haul trucks - known as Class 8 trucks - account for more than 1 billion tons of carbon dioxide emissions worldwide each year.
Electrification, while a practical option for most of the trucking industry (see last week's episode), is not yet as feasible for long-haul Class 8 trucks. |
What options might exist to decarbonize heavy-duty trucking in the short and medium term, if not with electrification?
Climate Now spoke with two entrepreneurs whose companies are developing alternative technologies to reduce heavy-duty transport emissions: Bav Roy, co-founder and COO of Verne, a start-up optimizing hydrogen storage for fuel cell trucks; and Paul Gross, the co-CEO and co-founder of Remora, a startup that captures carbon from the exhaust pipe of trucks.
Listen now as we explore the challenges and growth opportunities for these two technologies, infrastructure considerations, and more.
00:15 Heavy-duty emissions
1:44 Verne Hydrogen introduction
6:03 Remora Carbon Capture introduction
7:14 Why it's hard to decarbonize trucking
9:35 Why use fuel cells?
12:23 Verne technology
14:50 Remora technology
22:08 Verne market timeline
27:05 Remora market timeline
29:35 Wrap-up discussion with hosts Darren and James