Governor Andrew Mark Cuomo announced on 18th February that Hyzon Motors would further expand its operations in the Village of Honeoye Falls in Monroe County, Rochester, US. The expansion will create 100 new jobs over the next three years.
Hyzon will renovate 78,000 square-feet of existing building space where the company plans to produce next-gen fuel cells for heavy- and medium-duty commercial vehicles. The manufacturing facility will create 100 top-quality and high-tech manufacturing jobs.
Besides Monroe County and Greater Rochester Enterprise, Empire State Development is providing up to US$ 1.6 million through the Excelsior Tax Credit program. The project would cost nearly US$ 8 million, expected to be completed in April.
The New York Governor, Cuomo, said, “New York’s targeted investments in the tech and green energy industries are attracting new businesses to the state and creating more opportunities for New Yorkers.”
Craig Knight, Hyzon Motors CEO, said: “Hyzon will be manufacturing industry-leading fuel cell systems that have been proven in heavy trucks deployed internationally and commissioning zero-emission trucks with zero compromises for fleet operators.”
Hyzon launches engineering development centre in Rochester, New York, in 2020. The company announced in its February Investor PresentationI that it wants to build Rochester into a fully functional plant producing fuel cells to deliver to Hyzon and integration partner facilities worldwide.
It has developed hydrogen fuel cell stacks providing around 150kW of power, which is expected to be upgraded to around 300kW in 2022. Hyzon has recently partnered with the French oil company Total SE as well as plans to go public through a merger with Decarbonization Plus Acquisition Corp in an estimated US$ 2.7 billion deal.