Amazon will use electrofuels to power its middle mile fleet in Southern California.

Amazon will use electrofuels to power its middle mile fleet in Southern California. 

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Many big companies are taking steps toward a greener future. E-commerce giant, Amazon is one of them. It’s committed to transitioning its delivery fleet away from fossil fuels. It also aims to deliver packages in more sustainable ways.

That’s why it has signed an agreement with renewable fuels technology company Infinium. Infinium makes fossil fuel alternative, ultra-low carbon electrofuels. These fuels can be used to power cargo trucks, airplanes, and marine freight without engine modifications.

Starting in 2023, Infinium will supply electrofuels to Amazon’s transportation fleet for approximately 5 million miles of travel per year. It will start in its middle mile fleet in Southern California. Amazon’s middle mile fleet moves customer orders from its vendors and fulfillment centers to its network of sortation and delivery stations.

“Infinium’s electrofuels can help Amazon reduce carbon emissions across our transportation fleet, which is important to both us and our customers, and will help us move closer to our goal of net-zero carbon by 2040,” Kara Hurst said, vice president of Worldwide Sustainability at Amazon. “We’ve supported Infinium’s technology through our Climate Pledge Fund, and it’s exciting to see our investment turning into usable fuel that will help us, and others across the industry, decarbonize transportation in the long run.”

“Our agreement with Amazon to provide Infinium electrofuels for use in the company’s transportation network is a significant moment for all of us,” said Infinium CEO Robert Schuetzle. “We’ve been developing this technology for the better part of a decade, and we expect our electrofuels to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by approximately 95 percent over traditional fossil fuels. We’re thrilled to have the first fleet of Amazon trucks powered by electrofuels starting next year, which will mark the beginning of a major shift for the entire transportation sector.”

Amazon has pledged to reach net-zero carbon by 2040. Infinium is just one of many steps it plans to take to reach its goal.

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