About

Hyzon was established as a new business of Horizon Fuel Cell. Hyzon is a global supplier of zero-emissions hydrogen fuel cell powered commercial vehicles, including heavy duty trucks, buses and coaches.

Headquartered in Rochester, NY and with operations in Europe, Singapore, Australia and China, the company is led by Hyzon co-founders George Gu, Craig Knight and Gary Robb and commercializes Horizon’s 17 years of hydrogen technology development for the transport sector.

Hyzon was known as the Heavy Vehicle Business Unit (HVBU) of Horizon and was responsible for the development of fuel cell systems and the delivery of about 500 fuel cell-powered commercial vehicles during 2019 and 2020, leveraging the deep and extensive experience bolstered within the group.

Its establishment as a standalone entity was to focus on accelerating the energy transition through the manufacturing and supply of hydrogen fuel cell-powered commercial vehicles across the North American, European, and Australasian regions.

Accelerating the energy transition

Heavy trucks are the realisation of the “think big, start small” motto adopted by the Hyzon co-founders throughout their journey in hydrogen and PEM fuel cell technologies.

Hyzon heavy trucks contrast with the six-inch operational hydrogen fuel cell miniature car that was named Time Magazine’s Best Transport Invention of the Year in 2006, as the first fuel cell car consumers could buy. This was one of many firsts along the 17-year journey for George, Craig and their team.

Lightbulb moment

From small beginnings

To large scale production

2003

When it all began

Horizon founded

2005

First fuel cell sold

Horizon launches first PEM fuel cell stacks

2006

Time Magazine

Horizon’s H-racer named TIME Magazine Best Transport Invention

2007

Distance record set

Horizon ultra-light fuel cells set new FAI flight distance record

2008

Reversible metal hydride

Horizon begins works on the world’s lowest cost reversible metal hydride

2009

Battery alternative complete

Horizon completed 250Wh/kg battery alternative, opens HES aerospace lab in Singapore

2010

Minipak fuel cell charger and solid state hydrogen storage launch

Mass-produced consumer fuel cell charger

2011

Sales begin in UK

Horizon-produced HYMERA for BOC/Linde, begins sales in UK

2013

Hydrogen reforming commences

Horizon starts work on hydrogen reforming

2013

Horizon Educational

Horizon Educational established in Prague

2015

Aerial mobility launch

Horizon establishes aerial mobility lab in Singapore

2015

New T-Series stack

Release of new T-Series stacks for stationary power

t-series

2016

Stationary power system launch

Fuel cell backup power to replace generators

2016

30kW automotive fuel cell system launch

Launch of water-cooled 30kW automotive fuel cell system PEMFC’s

2017

Higher capacity stationary fuel cells

Horizon introduces containerised fuel cell system

Hyzon fuel cells in container

2018

Korean Rail Network order

Supplies 400kW module for Korean Rail Network

2019

World’s first 42 ton fuel cell trucks in commercial service

Powered by Horizon heavy duty fuel cell systems

2020

Launch of engineering development centre in Rochester, NY

Hyzon establishes US operations

2020

Opening of European facility in Netherlands

Hyzon establishes European operations through Hyzon Europe

2020

Fortescue Metals Group Contract

Hyzon takes order for hydrogen-fueled coach fleet

FMG Hyzon Fuel Cell Bus

2020

Hiringa order for up to 1500 trucks

Hyzon signs agreement with Hiringa to deploy vehicles in New Zealand

2020

Total SE leads investment into Hyzon

European energy giant makes strategic investment in Hyzon

 

2020

Gen 3 fuel cell validated

Independent tests show industry-leading power density

2021

Hyzon trucks hitting European roads

Hyzon Europe begins vehicle deployments in early 2021

Board and Management

Board members

George is a serial entrepreneur and an inventor of fuel cell technologies. He is also Chairman of Horizon Fuel Cell Technologies Pte Ltd and Chairman of Horizon Educational Group.

He started Horizon in Singapore in 2003 and grew the startup to an industry leading player with operations in four continents.

Prior to Horizon, George worked in corporate venture investments for Eastman Chemical Company in the US and Asia, with a focus on clean technology and e-commerce. He led and participated in over 20 venture investments.

George holds an MBA from the University of North Carolina (Chapel Hill) and a B.S. in Finance from Fudan University.

Board members

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Born in Australia, Craig has a diverse industrial background, with over 25 years’ experience in International Sales and Marketing and Business Management.

After studying Chemistry and Pure Mathematics at the University of Sydney, Craig went into commercial roles, and later completed an MBA at the University of Sydney. He held positions based in Australia, USA, Singapore and China in the chemical sector, before moving into hydrogen fuel cell technology.

Craig believes we all have a personal obligation to make a positive impact, and he has made it his mission to be a facilitator of decarbonisation for the wellbeing of future generations.

Board members

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Viktor is Managing Director of Bscope Ltd, part of the Piëch-Nordhoff family office, focused on the management and execution of the long term strategic and sustainability interests of the family.

Prior to co-founding Bscope, Mr Meng prepared, initiated and facilitated the entry of Porsche Holding GmbH, Europe's largest automobile distribution and retailing company, into the rapidly growing Chinese market.

Previously, he worked as a Consultant at Haarmann Hemmelrath in Shanghai and at United Management Technologies in New York and London, advising on corporate efficiency and alignment.

Viktor holds a BS summa cum laude in Business Administration from the State University of New York at Stony Brook and an MSc. in Management from the London School of Economics. He is a native speaker of German and is fluent in English and Mandarin Chinese.

Board members

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Mark is the CIO of the Ascent Hydrogen Fund, and previously served as a senior portfolio manager at Janus Henderson, where he managed the Alphagen Energy Funds. He has also served as a senior analyst at Paulson & Co, where he was responsible for the energy sector.

Prior to his tenure at Paulson, Mark was a portfolio manager at Soros Fund Management, where he ran an energy and natural resources fund for three years. Mark also spent eight years at Goldman Sachs Asset Management in several roles, including as a portfolio manager and a Managing Director.

Mark has an MBA (honors) from the University of Chicago with concentrations in Analytic Finance and Economics. He has an MA from Stanford University and a BA from Brown University (honors). Mark is a CFA charter holder.

Management

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Gary has 23 years of experience in the fuel cell industry. Gary grew up in rural Western New York working on cars, trucks and equipment with his father and brothers from an early age.

After studying Chemical Engineering at the University of Buffalo and University of Cincinnati, Gary joined the General Motors fuel cell program in 1997.

Over the 15 years that followed, he held various positions in research, product development and program management as the program grew to 350 people.

In 2016 he started his own consulting company specializing in fuel cells where he began a relationship with Horizon Fuel Cell Technologies. This interaction laid the groundwork for the formation of Hyzon Motors in January 2020.

Management

Rob Del Core

As Chief Strategy Officer of Hyzon Motors, Rob brings with him over 20 years of experience developing fuel cell power systems, fuel cell vehicles system integration, program management, and strategic business development in the global hydrogen fuel cell industry. In his career, Rob has successfully led and delivered over 20 zero emissions drive system integration programs for electric commercial vehicles including the design and development of the fuel cell hybrid London buses for Transport for London, UK.

Prior to Hyzon Motors, Rob served as the Managing Director at Hydrogenics USA, where he worked for 14 years. He was one of the founding members of the fuel cell power system group in Hydrogenics Corp, designed the first highly integrated fuel cell power system dedicated for heavy duty vehicle application for Hydrogenics, and managed the fuel cell vehicle system integration and powertrain team and facility in California.­­

As a steadfast proponent for hydrogen-powered commercial vehicles and advanced propulsion, Rob is a regular panel speaker for the technology in various renowned global conferences.

Management

John joined Hyzon in February 2021 as its General Counsel. Most recently, he served as Karma Automotive’s General Counsel in Irvine, CA. John has served in senior legal and financial roles in both venture-backed and public entities, and is a former PwC partner in the firm’s Boston, MA and San Jose, CA offices.

John has his JD from UIC John Marshall Law School and his LL.M. from Boston University School of Law. He is licensed to practice law in California, Illinois and New Hampshire.

 

Management

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Dr. Arthur Koschany has 20 years of hands-on fuel cell technology experience and is one the world's most renowned fuel cell scientists specializing in compact and lightweight power systems. He started his career in the industry as co-founder and fuel cell team leader for Magnet Motor GmbH, and later Proton Motor Fuel Cell GmbH where he was engaged in the development of fuel cell prototypes for cars and busses as early as 1994. Since then, he also founded NovArs GmbH specializing in lightweight and compact PEM fuel cell systems for portable and small fuel cell applications, which was later acquired by Manhattan Scientifics Inc. His fuel cell powered electric bicycle was awarded Time Magazine's "Invention of the Year in 2001". Dr. Arthur Koschany received his PhD in theoretical physics from the University of Regensburg in Germany in 1993

Management

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Max leads the Hyzon Motors Europe team to facilitate the European market with hydrogen-powered commercial vehicles.

He is an entrepreneur and managing director of Holthausen Clean Technology, Holthausen Energy Points and Mission Zero Leasing, as well as serving as the technical designer of the drivetrain for Holthausen Clean Technology’s trucks.

At Holthausen Clean Technology, he worked with his team to create some of the first hydrogen-powered sweepers, vans and trucks in the European market and built the company’s brand as one of the most recognisable hydrogen conversion company’s in Europe.

Through cooperation over several years on fuel cell development with Hyzon parent company Horizon Fuel Cell Technologies, the foundation was laid for Max to be officially involved with Hyzon.

Management

Carl Holthausen Hyzon profile photo

Carl served as CEO of Holthausen Group for more than 25 years before creating Holthausen Clean Technology, Holthausen Energy Points and Holthausen Clean Energy; three companies that focus on delivering a value chain for hydrogen-powered vehicles.

Through his role as Chief Technology Officer at Holthausen Energy, he was instrumental in the rollout of hydrogen stations across the Netherlands.

A long-serving industry expert, Carl has made a name for himself as an industry stalwart in the European hydrogen market.

Management

As Vice President, Jay has responsibility for planning, execution and continuous improvement for the Vehicle Technology Group. These product design groups are located in Troy, Michigan and are responsible for the North American vehicle platforms of Hyzon Motors. His group aligns with the company’s Sales and Operations to accelerate processes, anticipate our customers’ needs and meet their timing for vehicle launches. Jay joined Hyzon in 2020.

Prior to joining Hyzon, Jay was responsible for launching Allison Transmission’s e-Axle Systems facility in Auburn Hills, Michigan as the Managing Director. This business unit, focused on electric drivetrains, was acquired from AxleTech where Mr. De Veny was the Vice President of Engineering. Jay joined AxleTech in 2003 where he has held roles of increasing responsibility in the Engineering group. He has also held positions in engineering for Meritor and American Axle. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Maryland and a Master’s degree from the Broad School of Management at Michigan State University.

Management

Dr. Rajesh is a passionate and prolific inventor with deep knowledge, skills, and 25 years of experience in both fundamental and applied aspects of PEM fuel cells, Membrane Electrode Assemblies (MEA) and advanced materials engineering. His career span from Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL), Ballard Power Systems, Great Wall Motors, and Horizon Fuel Cell Technologies.

He tenaciously leads product-oriented innovation. He served as a panel member in international conferences and program committee. He earned numerous awards and some of his selected awards include Director’s postdoctoral fellow award from LANL, best postdoctoral publication prize in experimental Science for his paper published in “Nature” in 2006 at LANL, Ballard’s Technology and Product Development Excellence award in 2012, Ballard’s Prolific Inventor Award for the year 2015, 2016 and 2018. He has over 20 patent (granted/published/pending) applications. Dr. Rajesh graduated from Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Madras in Physical and Theoretical Chemistry with “Langmuir Prize” for best Thesis Award in fuel cell research.

Dr. Rajesh joined Hyzon Motors in 2020 and responsible for MEA technology development and manufacturing, intellectual property, and strategic core technology development. Dr Rajesh also lead advanced materials engineering and manufacturing to support Hyzon’s next generation fuel cell stacks.

Advisor

Taras Wankewycz Hyzon profile photo

Taras was a co-founder of Horizon Fuel Cell Technologies in 2003, responsible for most of the product design, external communication, capital fundraising and commercial launches during the first eight years of the company’s development.

In 2011, Taras Wankewycz took over the leadership of Horizon’s aerospace lab in Singapore, which he later spun-off as part of an MBO to form H3 Dynamics Group in 2015.

Taras continues to support his original co-founders in Hyzon’s external communications and strategy development.

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