Hyzon Motors has unveiled a new memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Superior Pak to develop and supply 20 hydrogen-powered refuse collection trucks (RCV).

The Australian-based manufacturer of waste handling equipment, Superior Pak, will utilise what the group claims is Australia’s first hydrogen-powered RCVs to help decarbonise its operations.

The companies aim to deliver a zero-emissions, high-performance side lift garbage truck, capable of undertaking 1500-2000 compactor lifts that is required during an eight-to-10-hour suburban working cycle.

The first five trucks are expected to be delivered and operational in Q2 of 2022.

Three of the first five vehicles are expected to be available from Hyzon under a minimum one-month demonstration loan arrangement in the Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne areas associated with available hydrogen refuelling facilities.

Orders are currently being accepted for the balance of 15 vehicles with expected demand from local governments in addition to waste collection operators across Australia.

Refuse collection offers a particularly suitable application for hydrogen fuel cell technology to replace diesel, as the back-to-base model allows for a central refuelling infrastructure.

Operating the hydraulic lifts also demands significant power, which Hyzon’s high-density fuel cells can readily supply.

Craig Knight, CEO of Hyzon Motors, said, “Over 530 Australian municipalities manage waste collection for their residents, many of which have committed to net-zero emissions across their operations.

“Despite these commitments, few viable zero-emissions options exist.”

Rob Wrigley, Managing Director of Superior Pak, said, “Clean waste management is no longer an oxymoron.

“The benefits to the environment, the communities and drivers is enormous, so we are determined to develop a reliable, accessible option within a year.”

source: https://www.h2-view.com/story/hyzon-motors-sign-mou-to-supply-20-hydrogen-powered-refuse-trucks-to-superior-pak/

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