Hyzon Motors, Viva Energy partner on hydrogen transport hub

Hyzon Motors has partnered with Australian energy firm Viva Energy to provide zero-emission vehicles coupled with hydrogen refuelling solutions to customers.

Established as a new business of Horizon Fuel Cell Technologies, Hyzon leverages almost two decades of Horizon’s experience in hydrogen fuel cell development. This includes the supply of around 500 hydrogen fuel-cell systems powering zero-emission trucks and buses to customers globally.

Hyzon’s Gen-3 automotive fuel cell technology has been confirmed by third party testing as the highest power density fuel stack in the world, making it ideally suited to power trucks and buses over long distances on Australian roads.

Via its merger with Decarbonisation Plus Acquisition Corp, Viva Energy has committed US$4 million in Hyzon, with the intention of delivering a complete turn-key hydrogen transport solution.

Hyzon CEO Craig Knight says the company is delighted to be partnering with one of Australia’s largest energy companies, Viva Energy, to “drive the hydrogen mobility sector forward, with a focus on establishing Victoria and Geelong in particular, as leading hydrogen transport hubs.”

Mr Knight continues, stating Hyzon is “delivering some of the world’s most powerful yet cleanest heavy vehicles to service the global appetite for zero-emission driving,” targeting Australia as a priority market.

“Hydrogen mobility for the Australian commercial vehicle sector holds enormous potential as fleets look to smoothly transition from fossil fuels to clean energy solutions that decarbonise their operations. Developing a hydrogen supply chain with strategic partners will be central to this transition.”

Viva Energy CEO Scott Wyatt says the partnership will help develop “an entire hydrogen transport solution… which can move us past the traditional roadblocks to establishing a hydrogen refuelling network, by getting hydrogen fuel cell vehicles on the road to provide the demand.”

“In addition to our Gas Terminal Project, this alliance helps us accelerate our Geelong Energy Hub vision through the development of hydrogen for transport and working with our existing partners and customers in providing this solution,” Wyatt continued.

“The Hyzon alliance fits closely with our intention to explore and develop future energy solutions at our Energy Hub, where we are looking at the possibility of generating solar-powered green hydrogen.

“The establishment of a Hydrogen Transport Hub in Geelong, while only conceptual at this stage, could be an exciting demonstration of the types of projects we could pursue through the Energy Hub,” Wyatt said.

Source: Viva Energy | Viva Energy and Hyzon Motors in strategic alliance

24 February 2021

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