The start-up has signed an agreement with New Way Trucks, a US company specialising in refuse collection vehicles (RCVs). The goal is to convert these vehicles to hydrogen, of which the number is estimated at 120,000 in North America.
Hyzon has already some experience with RCVs. In fact, the company has deployed this type of vehicle in Australia with the company Remondis. Hyzon CEO Parker Meeks affirmed that the “trial helped demonstrate that hydrogen fuel cell technology is a viable replacement for traditional diesel engines when it comes to heavy industry.” He also added that it “is the key to reducing emissions from many hard-to-abate industries, including refuse collection.”
The comapnies’ agreement aims to develop fuel cell powered RCVs for North America. This Class 8 vehicle will combine Hyzon’s fuel cell technology with New Way’s waste collection equipment. Don Ross, Chief Sales Officer at New Way considers that converting to hydrogen “is a significant step in helping our customers meet their sustainability and decarbonization objectives.”
This future RCV will be emission-free, silent, while offering a level of performance on par with models fuelled by diesel or natural gas.
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Article written by Laurent Meillaud and translated by Mariem Ben Tili