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Anglo American leads the green hydrogen mining pack

Locally produced green hydrogen could be a cheaper fuel source than diesel at remote mine locations

The adoption of green hydrogen by the global mining industry to cut carbon dioxide emissions may be in its early days, but London-based Anglo American has already established itself as the industry’s leader. And this leadership starts at the top. Mark Cutifani, one of the 13 founding CEOs of the Hydrogen Council—and the only one representing a mining company—has been promoting the hydrogen economy since becoming chief executive of Anglo American in 2013. Heavy-duty haul trucks account for between 70pc and 80pc of diesel consumption in open pit mining, and batteries, unlike hydrogen, typically lack the energy storage and recharging speeds necessary for 24h/d heavy-duty usage. Angl

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