- Hyzon has joined forces with Air Liquide, DATS 24, the Port of Rotterdam, the Port of Antwerp and the Port of Duisburg to advance the HyTrucks program
- HyTrucks is a consortium of businesses that has pledged to put 1,000 hydrogen trucks and 25 hydro-gen refueling stations on European roads by 2025
- The project has tapped Hyzon as a key supplier of hydrogen heavy trucks for the initiative
Rochester, NY July 2, 2021: Hyzon Motors Inc. (“Hyzon”), a leading global supplier of zero-emission hydro-gen fuel cell-powered heavy vehicles, today announced the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to participate in the newly established HyTrucks consortium in Europe.
The HyTrucks consortium, founded by Air Liquide, DATS 24, the Port of Rotterdam, the Port of Antwerp and the Port of Duisburg, is one of Europe’s largest initiatives aiming to deploy zero-emission heavy vehicle fleets into the continent’s busiest transportation corridors.
By entering into the agreement, Hyzon will support the HyTrucks program’s goal to have 1,000 heavy hydro-gen-powered trucks on the road, as well as establishing 25 new hydrogen refueling stations, by 2025, ena-bling emissions-free road travel between Belgium, the Netherlands and western Germany. More than 100,000 tons per year of CO2 emissions, equivalent to 110 million kilometers (68 million miles) driven, could be avoided from successful deployment of FCEVs such as those that Hyzon manufactures.
Through its participation in HyTrucks, Hyzon joins yet another powerful and growing ecosystem of hydrogen partners that represent the entire mobility value chain: truck manufacturers, transport companies and fuel cell suppliers. As previously announced, Hyzon has joined the Covenant on Hydrogen in Mobility in Utrecht, which plans to bring 1,800 hydrogen vehicles to the Netherlands, and is a member of a European consortium of automotive companies that specified a joint target to deploy up to 100,000 hydrogen fuel cell-powered trucks from 2030 onwards.
Notably, Hyzon has also taken on the role of a hydrogen ecosystem convener through the establishment of the Hyzon Zero Carbon Alliance, an international effort to advance hydrogen ecosystems. With founding members such as AXA, Bank of America, Raven SR, ReCarbon, and Total, Hyzon has aligned the supply and demand side of the sector, pooling collective expertise to make zero-emissions hydrogen mobility a reality.
“Decarbonizing heavy road transport is essential to meeting global climate goals and hydrogen heavy vehi-cles offer Europe and other regions a fast lane to that reality,” said Hyzon CEO Craig Knight. “Collaboration will be central to this effort and key to scaling hydrogen mobility solutions world-wide so we’re excited to join the prominent members of HyTrucks and to supply our proven zero-emission heavy trucks to help Eu-rope put 1,000 more hydrogen powered trucks on the road by 2025.”
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