Hyzon Motors Inc., a leading supplier of hydrogen-powered fuel cell electric vehicles (FCEV) with operations in Detroit and TC Energy Corp. based in Calgary today announced an agreement to collaborate on the development, construction, operation, and ownership of hydrogen production facilities across North America.
The production facilities will be used to meet hydrogen FCEV demand by focusing on low-to-negative carbon intensity hydrogen from renewable natural gas, biogas, and other sustainable sources. They are expected to be location close to centers of demand.
“Through this agreement we are marrying the expertise of TC Energy in natural gas and renewables with that of Hyzon, which has its technology in fuel cell electric vehicles being delivered around the world today,” says Corey Hessen, TC Energy’s senior vice president and president of power and storage.
“TC Energy is committed to exploring and developing energy solutions in North America for our own assets as well as those of customers to meet their energy transition needs. We believe we are well positioned to execute on the development of hydrogen and CO2 pipelines.”
Under the agreement, the companies will evaluate sites across multiple states and provinces to develop hydrogen production facilities with the goal of hydrogen delivery to fuel heavy-duty vehicles.
The hubs will have a goal to produce up to 22 tons of hydrogen per hub per day. TC Energy will operate the hubs, supply the power and gas commodities, and provide the asset development, management services, and power and gas sales marketing.
“By partnering with TC Energy on modular hydrogen production hubs from a range of sustainable production feedstocks close to Hyzon fleet deployments we can fully decarbonize mobility at a very low cost and time to build,” says Parker Meeks, CSO of Hyzon.
“This agreement is just one of the many steps and strategic partnerships that Hyzon Motors will be announcing in the coming months to confirm our ability to bring clean hydrogen infrastructure to market with our vehicles in the very near term.”
Currently, both companies are evaluating near-term potential hydrogen hub production sites in several states, tied to prospective fleet customer deployments. In addition to Hyzon vehicle customers, the partnership will jointly market third-party hydrogen volumes to industrial sectors, power generation, and energy distribution.