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Edmonton International Airport to introduce hydrogen-converted truck fleet in new partnership
Edmonton International Airport to introduce hydrogen-converted truck fleet in new partnership

Edmonton International Airport to introduce hydrogen-converted truck fleet in new partnership

Hydra Energy has partnered with Edmonton International Airport (EIA) and Hercules Logistics in order to convert a fleet of Class 8 trucks to hydrogen in Canada.

The aim is to convert Hercules’ fleet of Class 8 trucks using Hydra’s innovative proprietary hydrogen-diesel co-combustion system that will enable the decarbonisation of the Airport’s Sustainability Campus.

This will also provide a basis to expand Hydra’s hydrogen technologies and promote sustainable practices in Canada.

According to Hydra, once a Hercules Class 8 truck has been retrofitted with Hydra’s tanks, gas handling components, and secondary controller to control hydrogen flow, up to 40% of diesel will automatically be displaced per vehicle.

Hydrogen refuelling is then as quick as diesel meaning no change or negative impact for Hercules’ drivers.

Myron Keehn, Vice-President, Air Service, Business Development, ESG and Government Relations at EIA, said, “The Airport City Sustainability Campus is about supporting and developing innovation in the region.

“We’re like a small city providing the perfect environment for demonstrations just like this. As we continue to focus on hydrogen-related solutions to help reduce airport operations emissions, we’re proud to undertake this industry-leading project with Hydra and Hercules.”

Jessica Verhagen, CEO of Hydra Energy, said, “Hydrogen continues to prove its value in reducing truck emissions since it doesn’t compromise on the power and torque required for heavy payloads, works in cold temperatures, and doesn’t add the weight of heavy batteries that can reduce payload and revenue.

“In Hydra’s case specifically, our unique Hydrogen-as-a-Service model also means we can retrofit existing fleets like Hercules’ to run on both hydrogen and diesel at no cost to fleet owners overcoming the expense hurdle when it comes to decarbonising fleets.”

North American Hydrogen Summit

H2 View is taking its events platform to America’s original clean hydrogen hub of California. Together with the California Fuel Cell Partnership (CaFCP), we will stage our North American Hydrogen Summit in San Francisco on July 14-15.

As our summit theme Building Bridges: Hydrogen hubs and investment suggests, the event will explore the $8bn of funding announced to create at least four regional hydrogen hubs in the US. These hubs will turbo-charge the nation’s progress toward heavy trucking and industrial sectors that run without producing carbon pollution – and they may just provide the path forward to a hydrogen-fuelled future.

With California and Texas vying to be America’s hydrogen capital today, where are the hubs of tomorrow? Further still, what can other states, and countries, learn from California’s success story? And how can we build bridges to a successful flow of international investment?

Our early bird offer tickets are $1,000, for a limited time only. If you are a member of the CaFCP, be sure to grab your ticket at a discounted rate with a code that can be provided to you by the events team.

Full information about this event including attendance and sponsorship packages can be found here.


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