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Hyzon goes heavier, further

Hyzon goes heavier, further

NZ Truck & Driver News

 August 2021   

Hyzon, a LEADING proponent of hydrogen fuel cell trucks, says it will build a hydrogen FCEV with a 154-tonne GCM.

The United States-based company also says it has plans for heavy-duty hydrogen fuel cell electric vehicles (HFCEVs) with a 1600-kilometre range….using liquid hydrogen rather than pressurised gas.

Hyzon Motors, which has said that it will start supplying its hydrogen trucks before the end of this year, says the 154t truck has attracted sales in Europe and Australia.

It expects it to be the heaviest zero-emissions truck in the world, with a peak power output of 480kW, equivalent to a 650-horsepower diesel engine.

Hyzon says it has signed a memorandum of understanding to supply the HD hydrogen truck to an unnamed European heavy lift, transport and rigging group, which will employ it on construction projects.   

It also says it has an agreement to supply five of the heavy-duty models to Ark Energy Corporation – the Australian subsidiary of the world’s largest zinc, lead, and silver producer, Korea Zinc.

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Hyzon, a LEADING proponent of hydrogen fuel cell trucks, says it will build a hydrogen FCEV with a 154-tonne GCM.

The United States-based company also says it has plans for heavy-duty hydrogen fuel cell electric vehicles (HFCEVs) with a 1600-kilometre range….using liquid hydrogen rather than pressurised gas.

Hyzon Motors, which has said that it will start supplying its hydrogen trucks before the end of this year, says the 154t truck has attracted sales in Europe and Australia.

It expects it to be the heaviest zero-emissions truck in the world, with a peak power output of 480kW, equivalent to a 650-horsepower diesel engine.

Hyzon says it has signed a memorandum of understanding to supply the HD hydrogen truck to an unnamed European heavy lift, transport and rigging group, which will employ it on construction projects.

It also says it has an agreement to supply five of the heavy-duty models to Ark Energy Corporation – the Australian subsidiary of the world’s largest zinc, lead, and silver producer, Korea Zinc.

The trucks are expected to be fuelled by Ark Energy’s own refilling station, with hydrogen produced through a solar farm and an electrolyzer. 

By generating hydrogen from a renewable energy source, Ark Energy aims to create a green solution for both supply and utilisation, thereby becoming the first refinery to produce ‘green’ zinc.

Meanwhile, Hyzon says it has also formed a partnership with Chart Industries, a leading manufacturer of liquid hydrogen equipment, to produce its proposed heavy-duty FCEV capable of running 1600kms between refuels. 

It concedes that the liquid hydrogen concept has challenges – not least of them the minus-250 degrees Celsius temperature of liquid hydrogen, while fuel cells require ambient-temperature gas.

Advantages cited by the partners include reduced volume and weight compared with gaseous onboard storage, the elimination of the compression and refrigeration equipment needed for pressurised gas vehicles and the need for far fewer refuelling stations in a network.  


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