Hyzon Motors, RenewH2 to develop refuelling infrastructure

Both partners want to promote liquid hydrogen due to significant advantages in range and with fewer infrastructure requirements.

Hyzon Motors Inc. has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with RenewH2 (a US-based sustainable hydrogen production, liquefaction, distribution and dispensing company) to collaborate on the supply and demand side of liquid hydrogen production to align liquid hydrogen production, distribution and uptake.

Under the agreement, RenewH2 will reform biogenic methane gas to generate hydrogen, which would then be liquefied and delivered to hydrogen refuelling stations, which are expected to be developed by both partners near Hyzon customers to provide secure supply to the stations.

RenewH2 is expected to begin producing hydrogen in its Wyoming facility in 2023, with an ultimate capacity reaching 300 tonnes/day using steam methane reformer units. Besides producing liquid hydrogen, RenewH2 expects to store and deliver the fuel and could be delivered by a fleet of Class-8 Hyzon trucks, owned and operated by RenewH2.

Both companies are keen on expanding liquid hydrogen infrastructure due to its advantages over hydrogen. Liquid hydrogen is projected to provide a range approximately twice as far as the current 700 bar gaseous hydrogen due to its density. The greater range means fewer fuelling stations.

Craig Knight, Hyzon CEO, said, “By aligning the production of hydrogen with the fuelling infrastructure and the end-consumer – hydrogen-powered trucks – this partnership addresses the chicken-and-egg problem that has prevented broad-scale hydrogen adoption.”

David Martineau, CEO, RenewH2, added, “RenewH2 is excited about the opportunity to work with Hyzon Motors Inc. to provide an end-to-end hydrogen solution that will have a significant impact on the reduction of carbon emission.”

 

Shahkar Ali

Shahkar is the regional representative for Asia covering the hydrogen industry for H2 Bulletin. Please click on the email icon to contact him directly via email or follow him on social media.
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