Infinium to supply electrofuels for Amazon trucks
By Mike Brezonick20 September 2022
Clean fuels supplier Infinium announced an agreement with Amazon to begin using Infinium Electrofuels in the retailer’s middle mile fleet as an ultra-low carbon alternative to traditional fossil fuels. The clean burning liquid electrofuels will be produced for Amazon at one of the world’s first electrofuels production facilities, located in Texas.
Infinium Electrofuels, which are produced from carbon dioxide (CO2) waste and renewable power, can be dropped into Amazon trucks with no engine modifications as an immediate replacement to petroleum-based fuel, the company said. According to Infinium, electrofuels dramatically reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions over traditional fossil fuels, making them among the strongest ultra-low carbon alternatives to traditional fuel without requiring costly engine modifications.
“We’re thrilled Amazon has chosen to begin powering its middle mile fleet with Infinium Electrofuels to help meet their corporate net zero carbon goal,” said Infinium CEO Robert Schuetzle. “This significant milestone is a strong testament to the many ways electrofuels will help transform commercial transportation for all industries and is a huge step forward in reducing harmful greenhouse gas emissions on our planet.”
The Infinium Electrofuels production facility in Texas will use approximately 18,000 tons per year of CO2 waste to produce enough electrofuels to power vehicles in Amazon’s middle mile fleet for approximately five million miles per year, Infinium said. The Infinium facility is due to begin production in 2023, and Amazon plans to initially begin using the electrofuels in the Southern California region.
“This agreement with Infinium can help Amazon take important new steps to reduce carbon emissions from our transportation network and deliver packages to millions of customers more sustainably,” said Kara Hurst, vice president of Worldwide Sustainability at Amazon. “We’re excited to begin using electrofuels in our middle mile fleet next year, which will also put us closer to our goal of net zero carbon by 2040.”
Amazon previously supported Infinium’s development of electrofuels technology through two rounds of investment through Amazon’s Climate Pledge Fund, a $2 billion venture investment program that specifically invests in companies building technologies, products and services that will help Amazon and others accelerate the path toward net zero carbon future. While the new agreement is focused on providing Infinium Electrofuels for Amazon’s middle mile fleet, Infinium said its electrofuels can also be used to power airplanes and used as an ultra-low carbon fuel alternative in the production of plastics and other industrial materials.