Hyzon to deliver five zero-emission trucks to Ark Energy

In News1 MinutesBy NZ Trucking magazineSeptember 17, 2021

Hyzon has received a definitive order for five 154-tonne trucks from Ark Energy.

Ark Energy is the Australian subsidiary of zinc, lead and silver producer, Korea Zinc.

Under the order, Hyzon is obligated to deliver the zero-emission vehicles to Ark Energy by the end of 2022. Ark Energy will lease the trucks to its sister company, Townsville Logistics, which will deploy them in triple (three-trailer) road train configurations as part of their short-haul fleet operating on a 30km loop from the Port of Townsville to the Sun Metals zinc refinery owned by the group.

The fuel cell trucks, replacing their diesel equivalents, are expected to reduce carbon dioxide emissions by over 1400 tonnes per year.

Hyzon expects to assemble the vehicles in Australia, aligning with the company’s plans to boost local Australian production of fuel cell vehicles. Hyzon expects that the vehicles will be fueled at Ark Energy’s SunHQ hydrogen hub in Townsville, with green hydrogen produced from an electrolyser powered by a co-located solar farm.

The project is expected to be the first in the world to use Hyzon’s ultra-heavy-duty fuel cell vehicles.