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Walmart Will Run Forklifts on ‘Green’ Hydrogen in Plug Power Deal

The supply agreement will help fuel as many as 9,500 machines across the retailer’s fulfillment and distribution centers.

A Plug Power hydrogen delivery truck.
A Plug Power hydrogen delivery truck.Source: Plug Power Inc.

Plug Power Inc.’s bid to become a major supplier of carbon-free hydrogen just won the backing of one of the company’s oldest customers: Walmart Inc.

The commerce giant has agreed to buy so-called green hydrogen from Plug to fuel the forklifts operating across its vast network of facilities and distribution centers. The deal, which will supply Walmart with up to 20 tons per day to fuel as many as 9,500 lift trucks, is a step toward the retailer’s goals of eliminating all greenhouse gas emissions by 2040. Financial details of the supply deal weren’t disclosed.