Hyzon locks in Coregas hydrogen fleet deal


Second Australian customer to gain first local delivery in 2022

Hyzon locks in Coregas hydrogen fleet deal
Image accompanying the Hyzon-Coregas announcement

 

Hyzon has locked in another Australian hydrogen fuel cell-powered vehicle supply agreement, with industrial gases company Coregas ordering two prime movers to its NSW operations.

The Hyzon Hymax-450 prime movers are expected to be delivered to the listed conglomerate Wesfarmers subsidiary in the first half of 2022, marking the first hydrogen-powered heavy vehicles to operate in Australia.

The prime movers would be immediately deployed upon arrival from Hyzon’s manufacturing facility in the Netherlands, replacing Coregas’ existing diesel fleet and transporting speciality gases, including hydrogen, to Coregas customers in Sydney and wider New South Wales.

Decarbonisation opportunities will be immediate, with the project expected to deliver emissions reductions of 50% in comparison with trucks currently in use.

"Hyzon is proud to partner with Coregas in our shared effort to decarbonize Australia’s heavy trucking industry," Hyzon CEO Craig Knight said.

"This partnership reflects two truths about the energy transition: first, that the technology is ready to be deployed now; second, that collaborative efforts are integral in accelerating this shift.

"We are excited to work with Coregas to introduce hydrogen-powered heavy-duty trucks to Australia."


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It’s noted Coregas is pursuing hydrogen as an energy source through participation in projects aimed at accelerating the energy transition across Australia.

Coregas is also in the process of developing Australia’s first commercial-vehicle hydrogen refuelling station at its Port Kembla facility to support both the Hyzon hydrogen-powered heavy-duty vehicles and the refuelling of trucks and buses operators by third parties.

The project represents a strategic first step in developing a broader hydrogen ecosystem. 

Further, Hyzon and Coregas are actively pursuing the opportunity to scale up hydrogen-powered trucking.

The parties are engaging with companies operating in and around the port on the opportunity to transition to hydrogen and decarbonise the heavy vehicle fleet.

Currently, around 7,000 trucks travel between the region and Sydney each day.

The New South Wales Government has recently announced a $70 million package to support the establishment of hydrogen hubs in the state

"Coregas is working hard to apply our expertise in hydrogen distribution, compression and storage to Australia’s transition to a hydrogen economy," Coregas executive general manager Alan Watkins said.

"Transforming the transport sector is a critical piece of the puzzle, and we are delighted to partner with Hyzon to operate these vehicles out of our Hydrogen refuelling station in Port Kembla."

The deal comes ahead of Hyzon’s public listing via a proposed business combination with Decarbonization Plus Acquisition Corporation.

 

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