Hyzon Motors Inc., a zero-emission hydrogen fuel cell-powered heavy vehicles supplier, today (2nd July) 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. The consortium is one of Europe’s largest initiatives aiming to deploy zero-emission heavy vehicle fleets in the region. The consortium has pledged to add 1,000 hydrogen trucks and install 25 hydrogen refuelling stations in Europe by 2025.
The project has tapped Hyzon as a key supplier of hydrogen heavy trucks for the initiative. Hyzon will help achieve the goal of adding 1,000 heavy hydrogen-powered trucks on the road and building over dozen hydrogen refuelling stations by 2025.
The project will enable emissions-free road travel between Belgium, the Netherlands and western Germany and would result in cutting over 100,000 tonnes/year of CO2 emissions, equivalent to 110 million km driven.
Craig Knight, CEO of Hyzon, said, “Decarbonising heavy road transport is essential to meeting global climate goals and hydrogen heavy vehicles offer Europe and other regions a fast lane to that reality.”
Hyzon previously joined the Covenant on Hydrogen in Mobility in Utrecht, which plans to put 1,800 hydrogen vehicles on the Netherlands roads. It is also a member of a European consortium of automotive companies that specified a joint target to deploy up to 100k hydrogen fuel cell powered trucks from 2030 onwards. It also established the Hyzon Zero Carbon Alliance, an international effort to advance hydrogen ecosystems consist of AXA, Bank of America, Raven SR, ReCarbon and Total.