Hyzon, Sojitz target new fuel cell-powered commercial mobility applications

Hyzon, Sojitz target new fuel cell-powered commercial mobility applications

Hyzon Motors and Sojitz Machinery Corporation of America have joined forces to target new fuel cell-powered commercial mobility applications.

The two companies today (May 24) inked a new strategic agreement which will see them bring new fuel cell-powered machinery to market, including forklifts.

Read more: Hydrogen fuel cell forklifts: An alternative energy solution

In addition to developing new machinery to life, the partnership will also connect Hyzon’s hydrogen fuel cell-powered heavy vehicles and fuel cell technologies with Sojitz customers and suppliers.

Commenting on the effort, Craig Knight, CEO and Co-Founder of Hyzon, said, “As the global energy transition takes hold, hydrogen has rapidly become the preferred fuel for a multitude of applications.

“We are excited to partner with Sojitz to look at providing the world’s largest retailers, manufacturers, warehouses, distribution centres and logistics companies with zero emission vehicles and a viable path to decarbonise their operations.

“This collaboration presents an opportunity to scale our core business of hydrogen powered heavy vehicles while potentially building new offerings in complementary areas that bring additional value to customers.”

Tadashi Miyazaki, President of Sojitz Machinery Corporation of America, added, “Our partnership with Hyzon Motors, which will help Sojitz Machinery of America and our customers decarbonise commercial mobility, is timely and supportive of Sojitz Group’s larger goal to achieve carbon neutrality by 2050.

“We look forward to a close relationship with Hyzon to bring its leading hydrogen fuel cell technologies to an increasing range of commercial applications, as the North American hydrogen mobility story gains pace. We are excited for the possibilities that collaboration between Sojitz and Hyzon can enable for clean commercial mobility – both in North America and globally.”

Today’s announcement comes ahead of Hyzon’s proposed business combination with Decarbonisation Plus Acquisition, a publicly-traded special purpose acquisition company (SPAC), as announced on February 9, 2021.

Read more: Hyzon Motors to go public through $2.7bn SPAC deal

Coming soon… The global hydrogen revolution for commercial vehicles is here, and Hyzon Motors is at the vanguard

In a two-part series, H2 View will speak exclusively with Craig Knight, CEO of Hyzon Motors and Claire Johnson, Head of the Hyzon Zero Carbon Alliance. Make sure you keep an eye out!

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