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Hydrogen fuelling network planned for Australia

Pure Hydrogen Corporation will partner with US-based Hyzon Motors to develop a chain of hydrogen refuelling stations in Australia.

The companies have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to work together to provide hydrogen solutions to Australian customers such as the provision of Hyzon Motor’s hydrogen powered commercial vehicles and building a network of refuelling stations for hydrogen in Australia.

Pure Hydrogen Corporation, a division of ASX-listed Real Energy, is an Australian energy company with interests in the offshore Cooper petroleum basin and Queensland’s Surat basin where it has a partnership with Strata X Energy for a coal seam gas project.

“This MoU with such an established and respected hydrogen fuel cell vehicle company like Hyzon is an outstanding development and excellent validation of our plans to develop a hydrogen focused energy business in Australia,” said Pure Hydrogen Managing Director, Scott Brown.

He added that the company has a number of other hydrogen-based initiatives underway as part of its growing Pure Hydrogen business.

The Australian government is advancing various hydrogen projects through its National Hydrogen Strategy which aims to promote hydrogen as a mainstream technology by 2030.

Due to its minimal carbon imprint, hydrogen is fast becoming a green energy fuel alternative as governments around the world increasingly promote the transition from fossil fuels to cleaner transportation technology such as EVs and hydrogen vehicles.

“We see Australia as a key market for the integration of hydrogen power technology into hard-to-abate sectors such as heavy transportation,” said Hyzon Motors Australia Director, John Feenan.

“The 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-emissions future,” he said.

Hyzon Motors is a US company whose business strategy is to help heavy vehicle operators transition to cost effective, zero emission hydrogen fuelled vehicles without any compromise on performance.

More recently, Hyzon Motors has made significant commercial progress in markets in Asia, Europe and Australia and expects to further expand its zero emission mobility business model over the next few years.

The New York-based company was only formed last year within parent company Horizon Fuel Cell Technologies and supplies hydrogen fuel cell-powered commercial vehicles including buses, coaches and heavy duty trucks.

Australian customers will be able to hire Hyzon Motor’s commercial vehicles on a monthly basis in a package deal that includes the vehicle’s cost, services and hydrogen fuel.

Real Energy is seeking to develop a hydrogen business in Australia, and its 100 per cent owned subsidiary Pure Hydrogen is working with Hyzon Motors to offer hydrogen fuelled vehicles to Australian customers.

Last September, Fortescue Metals Group announced it would team up with Hyzon Motors to build a fleet of hydrogen fuel cell buses it would deploy as coaches to the Pilbara region mid-way through 2021.

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