Hyzon Motors, Performance Food Group (PFG) and Chart recently announced successful completion of Hyzon’s first commercial run with a liquid hydrogen (LH2) fuel cell truck. Starting in Temple, TX, the truck completed deliveries to eight PFG customers near Dallas, TX, travelling over 540 miles on a 16-hour continuous run including over 100℉. The run demonstrates the viability of on-board LH2 to fuel long-distance, zero-emission transport.
Compared to gaseous hydrogen, the current industry standard, liquid hydrogen allows Hyzon to increase the amount of fuel on board significantly thanks to increased energy density, with no changes to vehicle weight or payload.
“This is a meaningful accomplishment for the H2 ecosystem, as long-haul and heavy duty transportation is a key end-use for LH2,” stated Jill Evanko, Chart’s CEO and President.
LH2 as a fuel source has been estimated to be up to $5 per ㎏ less expensive all-in to dispense than high-pressure gaseous H2.