Oilinvest and Quantron AG have joined forces to establish a strategic partnership. The collaboration has given rise to a new joint venture, HEMTRON, aimed at constructing hydrogen-based refueling infrastructure dedicated to Fuel Cell Electric heavy trucks (FCEV).
The partnership seeks to leverage the extensive network of Oilinvest subsidiaries, including around 2,450 filling stations across Europe, to facilitate the proliferation of zero-emission FCEV vehicles.
HEMTRON’s primary objective is to accelerate the transition from diesel to green hydrogen as a commercially viable solution for commercial road transport. The venture aligns with Oilinvest Group’s strategy to become a net-zero company by 2050. HEMTRON aims to secure consistent growth and supply of hydrogen refueling stations, strategically located near transportation hubs, including logistics centers and highways.
Quantron AG, a key player in the partnership, envisions green hydrogen as a pivotal energy carrier for the future, especially in heavy-duty trucking. With the advantage of being a first mover in the 44t sector, Quantron AG’s QLI FCEV vehicles, already in operation, reinforce their commitment to pioneering hydrogen fueling infrastructure. HEMTRON is positioned to become an integral part of Quantron’s-as-a-Service offering, aiming to establish an open platform for an H2 Roaming Alliance.
Andreas Haller, the founder and Executive Chairman of Quantron AG, emphasized the joint venture’s significance as a breakthrough in establishing hydrogen as a prominent energy carrier for heavy-duty transport. HEMTRON’s inclusive approach invites partnerships from other oil and energy companies, technology collaborators, fuel cell truck manufacturers, and stakeholders, fostering critical mass in the hydrogen infrastructure landscape.