Hyzon signs second customer for its ultra-heavy-duty hydrogen truck

In News2 MinutesBy NZ Trucking magazineJuly 14, 2021

Hyzon Motors has announced the signing of a Heads of Agreement with and targeting delivery of five hydrogen fuel cell-powered trucks to Ark Energy Corporation.

Hyzon expects to deliver five 154-ton hydrogen trucks to be used in road train configurations to Ark Energy for use by sister company Townsville Logistics. By replacing their diesel equivalents, these trucks are expected to reduce COemissions by over 1400 tons per year.

This is the second announced interest in Hyzon’s 154-ton class ultra-heavy-duty trucks received within weeks of the first Memorandum of Understanding with a European customer.

“When we scoured the world for fuel cell trucks, we found that Hyzon Motors was the only hydrogen mobility company that could manufacture fuel cells stacks with a sufficient power density to meet our requirements including the ultra-heavy payload and built to Australian Design Rules,” said Ark Energy chief executive Daniel Kim.

“In addition, Hyzon Motors was the only OEM that was interested in supplying the Australian market in the next 18 months.”

The trucks are expected to be fueled by Ark Energy’s own hydrogen refilling station, with hydrogen produced through a solar farm and electrolyser. By generating hydrogen from a renewable energy source, Hyzon and Ark Energy aim to create a green solution for both supply and utilisation, enabling the first refinery to produce green zinc.

As part of this commitment, Ark Energy has also joined the Hyzon Zero Carbon Alliance as a founding member. The alliance, a consortium of companies that operate along all points of the hydrogen value chain, aligns experience and expertise to accelerate the transition to a zero-emissions reality.

“Through Ark Energy, Korea Zinc leads this notoriously hard-to-abate sector – demonstrating that decarbonisation can happen now,” said Craig Knight, chief executive at Hyzon.

“This initial order and Ark Energy’s hydrogen hub lays the foundation for an emissions-free future.”