Singapore concrete firm mulls decarbonising 1,000 concrete trucks

The move could decarbonise 7,000 trips a day by concrete mixer and tipper trucks that now run on diesel (Courtesy of Pan-United Concrete)
Singapore’s Pan-United Concrete and state-owned urban development company Surbana Jurong have teamed up to study the feasibility of using electric and hydrogen fuel cells to power a fleet of some 1,000 trucks moving concrete in Singapore to cut greenhouse gas emissions.

They say the move would decarbonise 7,000 trips a day in the city state by concrete mixer and tipper trucks that now run on diesel.

A timeline for the transition was not given. Pan-United aims to offer only low-carbon concrete by 2030, carbon-neutral concrete products by 2040 and to become a carbon-neutral ready-mix concrete company by 2050.

“There is urgency to address global warming by all stakeholders,” said May Ng, Pan-United’s chief executive in a press release. “We recognise the benefits and importance of synergistic collaborations to effectively address it and drive the built environment towards net zero. As a key player in this sector, we are committed to invest to reduce our carbon footprint and provide low-carbon and carbon-neutral concrete products for the built environment.”

Yeo Choon Chong, chief executive of Surbana Jurong’s ASEAN division, said: “We applaud Pan-United’s ambition to decarbonise its heavy vehicle fleet and are excited to contribute to its sustainability initiative by leveraging our expertise in electrification and hydrogen solutions. Partnerships are a key method of accelerating our collective efforts to build for a safe, sustainable and resilient future for all.”

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