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Hexagon Purus’ hydrogen tanks for New Flyer’s buses

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Hexagon Purus has entered into an agreement with New Flyer of America and New Flyer Canada ULC (New Flyer) for the supply of high-pressure hydrogen tanks.

These tanks are destined for New Flyer’s zero-emission Xcelsior CHARGE H2 hydrogen fuel cell electric transit buses in 2021. Total contract value is approximately $900,000 (approximately NOK 7.7 million).

The hydrogen tanks, which rely upon Hexagon Purus technology, will be used to store compressed zero-emission hydrogen gas. These high-pressure tanks are certified for use in North America and Europe. The tanks will be manufactured at Hexagon Purus’ North American production facility in Taneytown, Maryland.

“New Flyer and Hexagon Purus have been breaking new ground in hydrogen fuel use together since 2015. Pressure containment technology is the foundation of our company. We are pleased to continue the successful partnership with New Flyer and their application of our hydrogen tank technology.”

Harald Londer, sales director Hydrogen Automotive for Hexagon Purus.

The tanks join a global product line of hydrogen tanks for the medium and heavy-duty fuel cell vehicle market. The tanks store hydrogen at 350 bar and are specially- designed for use by fuel cell buses.

“With over 50 years of experience manufacturing zero-emission transit buses, the integration of fuel cell technology was a natural transition for us. With up to 135 tons of greenhouse gases eliminated per year through fuel cell technology[1], our buses are meeting the demand for cleaner air and more livable communities. Hexagon is helping us do just this – transition North American mobility toward a more sustainable future.”

Rod Neustaedter, vice president of Supply Management at New Flyer.

Delivery of the high-pressure hydrogen tanks to New Flyer will start in Q1 2021.

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