Australia’s first hydrogen-powered trucks to be delivered to Coregas by Hyzon Motors

  • Australia’s first hydrogen-powered trucks to be delivered to Coregas by Hyzon Motors. Coregas, a Wesfarmers company, has placed an order for two of Hyzon Motors’ hydrogen fuel cell-powered prime mover trucks, to be delivered in 2022
  • Vehicles will be the first hydrogen-powered heavy trucks operating in Australia and will be deployed at Coregas’ hydrogen production facility in New South Wales
  • Coregas will also build the first commercial hydrogen refueling station in Australia and will collaborate with Hyzon to drive greater uptake of hydrogen-powered heavy-duty vehicles

Coregas, an Australian-owned industrial gases company, part of Wesfarmers, is advancing its commitment to the decarbonisation of transport by deploying zero emission heavy duty prime movers to its bulk distribution fleet.

Decarbonisation opportunities will be immediate with the project to deliver emissions reductions of 50% in comparison with diesel trucks currently in use. The expected use of biomethane in future will further reduce its environmental footprint.

The Hyzon Hymax-450 prime movers will be delivered in the first half of 2022 and will mark the first hydrogen-powered heavy vehicles to operate in Australia. They will be refuelled at Coregas’ facility at the BlueScope Port Kembla Steelworks in New South Wales.

With the support of the New South Wales Government and its Port Kembla Community Investment Fund, Coregas will develop a hydrogen refuelling station at its existing Port Kembla hydrogen production facility, supporting the introduction of zero emission hydrogen fuel cell trucks to the Illawarra-Shoalhaven region for the first time.

The facility will enable the deployment of Australia’s first prime mover fleet of hydrogen-powered vehicles to initiate a transformation of the region’s transport environmental footprint.

The project represents a strategic first step in developing a broader hydrogen ecosystem. Port Kembla and Illawarra-Shoalhaven is primed to be an epicentre of the emerging hydrogen sector possessing several advantages to foster the development of the thriving domestic and export hydrogen sector.

The New South Wales Government has recently announced a $70 million package to support the establishment of hydrogen hubs in the state, with Port Kembla identified as a priority location given its deep-water port, electricity and gas infrastructure, water recycling plant, road and rail connections, R&D presence and sizeable heavy-duty vehicle fleet.

Coregas Executive General Manager, Alan Watkins, said: “Coregas is working hard to apply our expertise in hydrogen distribution, compression and storage to Australia’s transition to a hydrogen economy. Transforming the transport sector is a critical piece of the puzzle, and we are delighted to partner with Hyzon to operate these vehicles out of our Hydrogen refuelling station in Port Kembla.”

Hyzon Motors CEO, Craig Knight, said: “Hyzon is proud to partner with Coregas in our shared effort to decarbonise Australia’s heavy trucking industry. This partnership reflects two truths about the energy transition: first, that the technology is ready to be deployed now; second, that collaborative efforts are integral in accelerating this shift. We are excited to work with Coregas to introduce hydrogen-powered heavy-duty trucks to Australia.”

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Further Information

For further information, images, or interview, please contact: Wodek Jakubik (Innovation Manager, Coregas) on +61 409 227 209 or [email protected].

About Coregas

As a Wesfarmers company, Coregas is the only Australian-owned gases company. Coregas services a huge range of industries and has a wealth of experience and knowledge spanning over 40 years. Coregas manufacture gases locally and distribute throughout Australia and New Zealand via a network of branches and third parties. Products include industrial gases, medical gases and specialty gases in quantities ranging from single cylinders to bulk liquid tanks. Coregas is changing the gases industry around the country, seeking to raise the bar in terms of service, quality, and value. Coregas believes the best way to grow the business is to listen to customers and deliver on promises to them.

About Hyzon Motors Inc.

Headquartered in Rochester, NY and with operations in Europe, Singapore, Australia and China, Hyzon is a leader in hydrogen mobility. Hyzon is a pure-play hydrogen mobility company with an exclusive focus on hydrogen in the commercial vehicle market. Utilizing its proven and proprietary hydrogen fuel cell technology, Hyzon aims to produce zero-emission commercial vehicles for customers in North America, Europe, and across the world. The company is contributing to the escalating adoption of hydrogen vehicles through its demonstrated technology advantage, leading fuel cell performance and history of rapid innovation. Visit announced on February 9, 2021, Hyzon has entered into a definitive agreement for a business combination with Decarbonization Plus Acquisition Corporation (NASDAQ: DCRB), a publicly-traded special purpose acquisition company (SPAC) that would result in Hyzon becoming a publicly listed company. Completion of the proposed transaction is subject to customary closing conditions and is expected to occur in the second quarter of 2021.

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