John Cockerill and RENEWI, partners for “greening” the waste collection trucks in Liège

  • Press release

  • IRS

July 07th 2021

Following the tests carried out in 2020 with a 100% electric truck, John Cockerill and RENEWI are taking another step in the development of green mobility in Wallonia. On June 7th 2021 the two partners signed an agreement for additional tests on 100% electric vehicles of different tonnages, and for the deployment of a recharging infrastructure which will use green energy produced by solar panels.

John Cockerill, as world player in the energy transition, is proud to be assisting RENEWI in its determined approach designed to lead to a decrease in its emissions of CO2. Dieter Hasevoets, Head of Integrated Renewable Solutions – IRS at John Cockerill: “John Cockerill is pursuing the ambition to decarbonize human activities and to fight against climate change. Assisting major fleet operators in this way towards their transition to green energies is one of the levers on which we are working. We are very proud to be working together with RENEWI on these first projects, which will help us to better understand the way in which large recharging hubs operate and to refine our technologies within a context of Belgian and European markets which are rapidly developing. Recent changes in the reduction in cost of the technology and a growing interest from the population in the reduction of CO2 emissions, are pushing the market in this direction. Thanks to our experience with MiRIS, we are perfectly positioned to propose the installation and operation of these types of hubs.

In time, John Cockerill and RENEWI may decide to extend their collaboration to hydrogen mobility, a technology in which John Cockerill is already well positioned.

The Press Release: 202107- PR – John Cockerill – RENEWI