Plans for more hydrogen-powered vehicles and the supporting infrastructure have been unveiled for Australia.
The complete turn-key hydrogen transport solutions will be delivered by energy company Viva Energy and hydrogen vehicle manufacturing Hyzon Motors as part of a new partnership announced yesterday (11th Feb).
In addition to the collaboration, Viva Energy has also committed to a small strategic investment of $4m in Hyzon as part of capital raising and listing on the NASDAQ stock exchange, via its merger with Decarbonisation Plus Acquisition Corp announced this week.
Commenting on the partnership, Craig Knight, CEO of Hyzon Motors, said, “As a pioneer of heavy vehicle fuel cell technology, Hyzon is delivering some of the world’s most powerful yet cleanest heavy vehicles to serve the global appetite for zero emission driving with Australia a priority market.”
“Hydrogen mobility for the Australian commercial vehicle sector holds enormous potential as fleets look to smoothly transition from fossil fuels to clean energy solutions that decarbonise their operations.”
“Developing a hydrogen supply chain with strategic partners will be central to this transition.”
“This is why we are delighted to be partnering with Viva Energy, one of Australia’s largest energy companies, to drive the hydrogen mobility sector forward, with a focus on establishing Victoria and Geelong in particular, as leading hydrogen transport hubs.”
Scott Wyatt, CEO of Viva Energy, added, “By working closely with Hyzon which is experienced at developing vehicles for markets worldwide, we can develop an entire hydrogen transport solution – which can move us past the traditional roadblocks to establishing a hydrogen refuelling network, by getting hydrogen fuel cell vehicles on the road to provide the demand.”
“The Hyzon alliance fits closely with our intention to explore and develop future energy solutions at our Energy Hub, where we are looking at the possibility of generating solar-powered green hydrogen.”