The Hyzon Zero Carbon Alliance, a collaboration of prominent firms dedicated to accelerating the global adoption of hydrogen-powered transportation, has welcomed Woodside Energy as a new member.
The Alliance, which is spearheaded by Hyzon Motors Inc., a leading global supplier of zero-emission, hydrogen fuel cell-powered commercial vehicles, brings together active partners from across the hydrogen value chain – from production to technological development, from innovation to investment.
“Expanding the Alliance with another global leader active in the shift toward zero-emissions transport strengthens the capability of our members to identify and deliver real, cost-effective solutions,’’ said Craig Knight, CEO of Hyzon Motors. “Woodside’s participation provides further proof of the importance of the Alliance as a platform for collaboration, development and – importantly – action.”
Woodside Energy, Australia’s largest natural gas producer, joins the Alliance with a strong commitment to hydrogen production and distribution. As part of their commitment to be society’s trusted energy partner, Woodside is developing a number of large-scale hydrogen generation projects and technologies.
Woodside’s membership will complement the Alliance’s existing members’ expertise in driving scale, speed, and collaboration in the hydrogen mobility sector, and will help the Alliance achieve one of its primary goals – lowering hydrogen costs through the power of strategic partnerships and a united industry approach.
Woodside joins the Alliance’s existing nine members, which include Ark Energy (a subsidiary of Korea Zinc), Total, AXA, Bank of America, Hiringa Energy, Modern Group, NEOM, Raven SR, and ReCarbon.
Woodside Vice President of Technology Jason Crusan stated that the business is thrilled to be a member of the Alliance, particularly for its role in connecting potential hydrogen users and providers. “Aligning Woodside as a critical member of the Alliance is consistent with our ‘customer-led’ approach to our hydrogen work,” he explained. “We believe hydrogen’s advantages in long-haul, heavy transport make this a critical near-term use case.”
As a demand-driven project, the Alliance intends to leverage its direct relationships with fleet operators worldwide to develop hydrogen ecosystems concurrently with vehicle deployments.
By bringing together the supply and demand sides of the sector, the Alliance aims to overcome some of the industry’s most significant roadblocks to date, paving the way for zero-emission fleet operations in the very near future.