Real Energy Corporation Limited’s 100 per cent-owned hydrogen division, Pure Hydrogen Corporation, and HYZON Motors Australia Pty Ltd, a wholly-owned subsidiary of US-based HYZON Motors Inc, have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to collaborate on the development of a network of hydrogen refuelling points in Australia and the integration of a ‘wet hire’ of HYZON’s vehicles to customers.
HYZON Motors was established in the US in January 2020 as a new business from parent company Horizon Fuel Cell Technologies Pte Ltd.
HYZON is a global supplier of zero-emissions hydrogen fuel cell-powered commercial vehicles, including heavy-duty trucks, buses and coaches.
Headquartered in Rochester, New York and with operations in Europe, Singapore, Australia and China, the company is led by HYZON co-founders George Gu, Craig Knight and Gary Robb and commercialises Horizon’s 17 years of hydrogen technology development for the transport sectors.
This MoU is the framework for how the HYZON and Pure Hydrogen businesses agree to collaboratively work together to provide hydrogen solutions to end-users which will likely be fleet customers.
This may include referring potential customers and collaboratively working to develop a network of hydrogen refuelling points.
Under the MoU, Pure Hydrogen and HYZON have also agreed to work on a ‘wet hire’ option where potential customers will secure HYZON’s vehicles as part of a package that includes the vehicle’s cost, scheduled services and hydrogen fuel as part of one monthly payment.
Pure Hydrogen’s Scott Brown said that this MoU with HYZON is an outstanding development and excellent validation of their plans to develop a hydrogen focused energy business in Australia.
“We look forward to providing regular updates as the MoU progresses. As well, we have a number of other initiatives underway which will clearly reflect the value we are building in the Pure Hydrogen business,” Mr Brown said.
“We believe we can build significant value in our Pure Hydrogen business for our shareholders and look forward to working with HYZON.”
HYZON Motors Australia Director, John Feenan, added that the company sees Australia as a key market for the integration of hydrogen power technology into hard-to-abate sectors such as heavy transportation.
“This MoU with Pure Hydrogen paves the way for both parties to boost the hydrogen infrastructure capabilities of Australia and propel the nation’s fleet operators towards a zero-emission future,” he said. “We look forward to working with Pure Hydrogen on this shared initiative.”
*Above image: HYZON Motors’ hydrogen fuel cell-powered bus, credit: HYZON Motors Inc.