Wegman’s using hydrogen-powered fuel-cell lifts

Rochester, N.Y. Supermarket chain Wegman’s said Tuesday it is using 50 hydrogen fuel-cell-powered forklifts to move pallets of fresh produce daily onto trucks that travel from its Pottsville, Pa., warehouse to stores in five states.

According to Wegman’s, the fleet of forklifts uses fueling-station technology developed by Air Products and Chemicals of Allentown, Pa. The hydrogen fuel cells were produced by Plug Power, based in Latham, N.Y.

The project received partial federal and state funding.

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