BHP revs into Komatsu's GHG Alliance
To accelerate its push to become a net-zero operator by 2050, BHP will become a founding member of Komatsu’s GHG Alliance, which aims to develop commercially viable zero-greenhouse gas emissions haul trucks. As a founding partner of the Alliance, BHP plans to operate one of the first batches of zero-emission trucks upon commercial release. BHP will provide engineering and technical resources to Komatsu to support the development phase as required. These activities will provide BHP with real-time access to technology in development, with Komatsu drawing upon BHP’s mining expertise to accelerate its path to market.
Additionally, BHP and Komatsu will collaborate through the BHP FutureFit Academy to develop the future facing skills in our teams to operate and maintain this pioneering equipment.
The Alliance framework will support BHP’s broader Zero Emissions Material Movement program, which also includes founding patron membership of the global Charge On Innovation Challenge announced in May 2021, which is seeking solutions from technology innovators for large-scale haul truck electrification and charging systems.
More information on BHP’s approach to climate change and FutureFit Academy is available at bhp.com.