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In this episode of Exploring Hydrogen, we are joined by Toll Global Express’s Director of ESG, Heather Bone. Together with Andy, they dive deep into the business’s diverse decarbonisation strategy and the variety of solutions including hydrogen play a part in this.
1:25 – Toll Global Express business overview
3:02 – The energy transition of their fleet
4:31 – Various solutions for the supply chain
5:05 – Allegro and the board’s support paired with CEO Christine Holgate’s passion about decarbonisation
6:25 – When is the right time for decarbonisation with a high volume and low margin business?
7:55 – Are customers willing to pay a green premium?
9:20 – All bids and tenders have an ESG component including decarbonisation, minimisation of waste, diversity inclusion as well as a priority in local jobs
10:30 – The smallest fleet components first
11:40 – Clean energy regulator is working on a new carbon credit methodology
12:40 – EVs for trucks is very complicated – the weight, conditions, productivity, and driver behaviour
15:00 – How critical is refuelling time?
16:15 – What does the depot of the future look like?
18:15 – Unlikely to see large Hydrogen vehicles in this market until the end of this decade
19:20 – Jobs and skills are a big factor that needs to be considered
21:30 – Regulatory body decisions are still a big unknown for the sector
22:00 – Decarbonisation is a community effort – working with the entire supply chain
24:00 – Australia is unique with many learnings from other markets not directly translating
25:30 – Can’t afford for anyone to fail – creates a chain effect
27:20 – How is Coles, Woolworths, Ikea and Office Works partnering with Toll Global Express?
28:30 – Charging stations and hydrogen networks
32:20 – New age cowboys
33:00 – What can be achieved in the next 5 years?
34:30 – Vehicle manufacturers’ (OEM) distance to the Australia market
35:20 – What makes Heather, as Toll Global Express’s Director of ESG successful?
38:40 – Get in touch; this is a community effort
39:30 – Hydrogen Connect Summit 2022
Heather Bone is Director ESG for Toll Global Express. She has more than 20 years experience in renewable energy, environment and sustainable development, strategic and business development, safety, marketing and communications in mines, energy, waste, transport, logistics and manufacturing in Australia and internationally.
Toll’s website https://www.tgexpress.com.au
Allegro Funds – https://www.allegrofunds.com.au/
Heather Bone’s LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/heather-bone-0ab192b/
Hydrogen Connect Summit 2022 - https://hydrogenconnect.com.au/