Hexagon Purus (a supplier of hydrogen type 4 high-pressure cylinders, battery packs and vehicle systems integration for fuel cell electric vehicles) will supply hydrogen storage systems for Keyou (a German clean mobility company).
The order is to supply hydrogen storage systems for Keyou’s H2 combustion engine Demo Bus and a truck projects. The hydrogen storage systems will be supplied from Hexagon Kassel (Germany) and Kelowna (Canada) facilities. The first deliveries will be in November 2021.
Keyou has redesigned the traditional internal combustion engine, which can run on hydrogen, which is significant in engine propulsion, leading to developing an emission-free hydrogen drive for commercial vehicles without affecting performance, capacity or range.
Michael Kleschinski, EVP Hexagon Purus, said, “As more European countries and cities announce strategic policies to promote the decarbonisation of mobility, more commercial vehicles- especially city buses and heavy-duty trucks- will be rapidly transitioned.”
Thomas Korn, CEO, and co-founder of Keyou, said, “Since hydrogen storage is an integral part of our technology, we’re glad to have such a strong partner supporting us to realise our two prototype vehicles.”
Early this month, the European Innovation Council (EIC) Fund officially became a shareholder of Keyou that made the total company funding from the EIC to € 7.3 million, including an R&D grant of € 1.55 million. The European Union’s EIC Accelerator funding program provides support through a unique combination of grants and investment.