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Hyzon to build Melbourne hydrogen refuelling depot

The Noble Park-based depot will service the latest wave of hydrogen powered trucks

Hyzon Motors Australia has announced plans to build a green hydrogen refuelling depot at their regional headquarters in Melbourne.

The new commercial scale hydrogen depot will support Hyzon’s growing manufacturing operations in Australia and will work to supply hydrogen to new customers while showing the commercial viability of hydrogen as a way of decarbonising fleet operations.

Hyzon is working in partnership with RACV, hydrogen specialists ENGV and others to confirm a design before planning, permitting and developing the green hydrogen depot, which Hyzon expects to have online in late 2023.

Currently, Hyzon is delivering a first order of hydrogen powered vehicles for RACV subsidiary Nationwide Group, with these vehicles forming the first customers of the planned hydrogen depot.

RACV is helping to develop the green energy strategy for Hyzon’s Noble Park site, with the green hydrogen refuelling depot expected to be powered in part by onsite solar generation.

Hyzon officially opened the manufacturing facility and announced the development of the green hydrogen refuelling depot this week.

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“Green hydrogen is a key part of our plan to halve emissions by 2030 and we’re creating jobs in new industries as we lead Australia’s clean energy transition,” Victorian energy minister Lily D’Ambrosio says.

Hyzon CEO Craig Knight says: “Our hydrogen fuel cell electric vehicles will play a key role in the decarbonisation of the transport sector and be a key component of Australia’s fuel security strategy for the future.”

According to Hyzon, the company’s green hydrogen depot is only the beginning of a push towards renewable hydrogen technology in Australia.

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