Use Local Fuels for Food Delivery Systems
Mission Critical Control Communications
Ten Rivers Food Web's team of food experts, leading electrical engineers, physicists, food delivery & policy institutes, along with international engineering and technology firms seeks to accelerate the development of infrastructure projects that produce fuels generated from local, renewable sources - biomass, solar, wind and water. Our objective is to power food delivery trucks of all sizes and enable farms and rural communities to independently power their emergency & 'mission critical' control communications services.
Trucking and distribution solutions for the transportation of food must address such issues as time constraints to avoid spoilage, concerns about contamination, and fragility of the products. These age old and many new challenges must be addressed by the young managers, service representatives, engineers, and entrepeneurs that will find jobs as these and many other problems are solved. A better future will be realized and expanded for all of us.
What can you do NOW? Your support and the success of our programs will dramatically improve our farm & rural transportation infrastructure thereby generating a 'virtuous cycle' of innovation. That dynamic will create local, good paying jobs with a future and a rebirth of interacting in balance and alignment with the natural world. This future is happening now... join us!
Proposed site of commercial demonstration system: Linn Benton Community College's Advanced Transportation Technology Center in Lebanon, OR
Nikola CEO Milton Explains Hydrogen Fuel Cell Truck Strategy | Trucks.com
As he unveiled the Nikola One hydrogen fuel cell semi-truck in a warehouse on the outskirts of Salt Lake City, Nikola Motor Co. chief executive Trevor Milton became visibly emotional. After all, the 34-year-old entrepreneur has spent nearly five years developing the company and its all-encompassing strategy for start-to-finish clean freight.Trucks.com caught Milton immediately after the launch event Thursday night where he detailed plans for the truck, which uses hydrogen fuel cell to power electric motors, and outlined his strategy to build a factory and network of charging stations in the U.S. A condensed and edited version of the interview follows.
The Nikola One switched rather abruptly in August from being powered by a natural gas turbine to a hydrogen fuel cell. Why?
There really is no difference between the CNG turbine electric and the hydrogen fuel cell electric. They’re almost identical, they can almost fit in the same area. The difference was that with the fuel cell, there was no noise. The turbine is quite loud., A fuel cell is silent. There are no emissions with hydrogen but there is a little bit with natural gas. There’s no combustion, so there’s no emissions equipment, and you don’t have to calibrate the equipment to different altitudes. The cost of producing the fuel is almost identical, so why not go the route of 100-percent zero emissions with no noise and the same amount of energy output? For us it was a no-brainer.
(R to L) Anthony Seran, Organically Grown Company, Project Manager; Rob Del Core, Hydrogenics, Director, Business Development, Fuel Cell Power Systems Group; Harry MacCormack, Ten Rivers Food Web, Board President standing beside one of OGC’s fleet of Class 8 trucks. Not pictured, John A. Gentile, TRFW Board of Directors.