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Hydrogen-powered forklifts and liquid nitrogen engines: we take a look at some of the latest innovations that are coming down the line.

Toyota Material Handling Australia (TMHA) has put the first Toyota hydrogen fuel cell-powered forklifts outside of Japan into action during trials at Toyota Motor Corporation Australia's parts centre located at its former manufacturing plant at Altona, Victoria.

The zero C02-emission Toyota hydrogen fuel cell (FC) forklift demonstration is an extension of Toyota’s simultaneous trial for its Mirai fuel cell electric vehicle (FCEV), which share the same hydrogen-powered technology.

The Toyota hydrogen FC forklifts with a nominal rating of 2,500kg lift capacity will also be featuring in the official opening of the new Toyota Parts Centre in Western Sydney's Kemps Creek.

The hydrogen FC forklifts will also be trialled at the Kemps Creek Parts Centre.

The Toyota hydrogen FC forklifts and Mirai are not for sale in Australia, however, mainly due to a lack of hydrogen refueling infrastructure.

Toyota's mobile hydrogen fueling station installed on a Hino 700 Series truck fuelled the FC forklifts and Mirai during the trials.

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