Hyzon Motors signed a Heads Agreement for the delivery of five hydrogen fuel cell-powered vehicles to Ark Energy Corporation, an Australian affiliate of Korea Zinc Ltd., the world’s largest zinc, lead, and silver producer.
Hyzon, a major global supplier of zero-emission hydrogen fuel cell-powered commercial vehicles, expects to deliver five 154-ton hydrogen trucks to Ark Energy for use by sister firm Townsville Logistics, subject to the signature of a definitive vehicle supply agreement. These trucks are estimated to reduce C02 emissions by over 1,400 tons per year by replacing their diesel counterparts.
This is Hyzon’s second announcement of interest in its 154-ton class ultra-heavy-duty trucks, coming just weeks after the first MoU with a European customer. The Hyzon 154-ton class hydrogen vehicle is gaining market share as the world’s first and only ultra-heavy-duty hydrogen truck.
The trucks will be fueled by Ark Energy’s own hydrogen refilling station, which will be powered by hydrogen generated by a solar farm and electrolyzer. Hyzon and Ark Energy hope to offer a green solution for both supply and use by generating hydrogen from a renewable energy source, allowing the refinery to produce green zinc for the first time.
Ark Energy has also joined the Hyzon Zero Carbon Alliance as a founding member as part of this commitment. The alliance, which is made up of enterprises from all parts of the hydrogen value chain, pooled their experience and skills to speed up the transition to a zero-emissions future.
“When we scoured the world for fuel cell trucks, we found that Hyzon Motors was the only hydrogen mobility company that could manufacture fuel cells stacks with a sufficient power density to meet our requirements including the ultra-heavy payload and built to Australian Design Rules,” said Ark Energy CEO Daniel Kim.
“In addition, Hyzon Motors was the only OEM that was interested in supplying the Australian market in the next 18 months.” “Through Ark Energy, Korea Zinc leads this notoriously hard-to-abate sector – demonstrating that decarbonization can happen now,” said Craig Knight, CEO of Hyzon. “This initial order and Ark Energy’s hydrogen hub lays the foundation for an emissions-free future.”