UK-based hydrogen fuel pioneer, ULEMCo, has signed an exclusive memorandum of understanding (MoU) with ENGV today (May 26) to collaborate on developing a market for its hydrogen dual fuel technology in Australia.
The scope of this agreement will focus on heavy-duty commercial vehicles mainly for refuse collection, urban trucks, buses and prime movers.
By using zero-carbon hydrogen to displace diesel directly to the engine, ULEMCo’s dual fuel technology H2ICED enables vehicle owners to reduce carbon emissions by up to 40% as well as offering a practical solution that is immediately available.
In addition to this, by providing a low-risk option for fleetwide conversion, it can provide demand for investment in hydrogen refuelling infrastructure that can accelerate the overall take up of global hydrogen technologies.
ENGV says it developed and now operates Australia’s first public hydrogen refuelling stations (HRS) in Canberra with plans to support the growth of industry by deployment of best-in-class HRS solutions for both public and depot-based refuelling.
Amanda Lyne, Managing Director at ULEMCo, said, “We have a growing frustration that some companies and governments are delaying adoption of cleaner fuels, while waiting for revolutionary technology developments, such as zero-emission electric or fuel cell vehicles.
“Our existing hydrogen dual fuel approach offers a solution that can reduce carbon emissions dramatically and be applied across a range of existing vehicle platforms.
“Through this partnership we are really looking forward to being part of the early development of the market for hydrogen fuelled vehicles in Australia.”
Sean Blythe, CEO of ENGV, said, “ENGV has many years of Experience with the development and deployment of gas heavy vehicles in Australia.
“We were previously involved with LNG and CNG truck installation and operation in Australia and we see this technology as a natural extension of our core business and competencies.”
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