Hyzon Motors signs exclusive supply contract for hydrogen-powered electric trucks with leading European waste collection solutions company, Geesinknorba
- Dutch company Geesinknorba produces refuse collection vehicles with proprietary, electric lift and innovative loading technologies, currently deploys 7,500 garbage trucks across Europe
- During three-year contract term, Hyzon will be Geesinknorba’s exclusive hydrogen-powered electric vehicle provider
Hyzon, a leading global supplier of zero-emission, hydrogen fuel cell electric vehicles, announced today an agreement with Geesinknorba to be its exclusive vendor for zero emission trucks. Geesinknorba already deploys zero emissions vehicles throughout Europe, with 300 trucks or more expected to be supplied by Hyzon during the three-year contract. The companies expect annual demand to grow as customers prioritize the decarbonization of waste collection, and this will be facilitated by increasing availability of hydrogen throughout Europe. Recent announcements on green hydrogen production and the buildout of hydrogen infrastructure have reached fever pitch in the wake of the COP 26 Summit in Glasgow.
Hyzon CEO Craig Knight described the partnership as one borne out of mutual ambition to significantly improve the local community and global environmental impact of waste collection activities in the near term.
“The partnership with Geesinknorba builds on a shared understanding that sustainable refuse collection can have a significant impact on decarbonizing communities and improving quality of life in our residential neighborhoods,” Knight said. “To realize this impact, the solutions must be accessible, robust, and easy to use. Combining Geesinknorba and Hyzon’s expertise will provide this solution to fleet operators across Europe.”
Geesinknorba, a pioneer in developing zero-emissions refuse collection technology, operates in more than 30 countries and has more than 7,500 refuse collection vehicles on the road; they are also the largest provider of battery- and fuel-cell electric refuse collection vehicles in Europe. To maintain and further this leadership position, the Geesinknorba refuse collection bodies, compaction mechanisms and lifters will all be available for integration with the Hyzon zero emission vehicle platforms. Diesel-powered refuse collection vehicles suffer from high maintenance costs and extremely poor fuel efficiency due to the nature of their daily operations, and are frequently the source of noise complaints in residential neighborhoods. Refuse collection offers a particularly suitable application for hydrogen fuel cell technology, as the back-to-base model allows for a central refueling infrastructure. Operating the hydraulic compaction system and lifters for many hours each day is very demanding; Hyzon’s hydrogen powered fuel cell trucks can readily meet these operational requirements. Battery and fuel cell electric vehicles are also significantly quieter than traditional refuse collection trucks. Around the world, government-owned and -operated fleets are emerging as early adopters of hydrogen fuel cell-powered vehicles and policymakers across Europe are vocal in their pursuit of decarbonization, issuing tenders and incentives for emissions-free vehicles.
The two companies will collaborate to provide ongoing maintenance and service to end-use customers, making it easy for fleet owners to switch to an emissions-free solution. The initial Hyzon trucks are expected to be deployed by Geesinknorba to the government of Barcelona. They will be produced in Geesinknorba’s facility in Emmeloord and Hyzon’s manufacturing plant in Groningen, Netherlands.
Hyzon is a global leader in fuel cell electric mobility, with US operations in the Rochester, Chicago and Detroit areas, and international operations in the Netherlands, China, Singapore, Australia, and Germany. Hyzon is an energy transition accelerator and technology innovator, providing end-to-end solutions primarily for the commercial mobility sector with a focus on the commercial vehicle market and hydrogen supply infrastructure. Utilizing its proven and proprietary hydrogen fuel cell technology, Hyzon aims to supply zero-emission heavy duty trucks and buses to customers in North America, Europe and around the world to mitigate emissions from diesel transportation, which is one of the single largest sources of carbon emissions globally. The Company is contributing to the escalating adoption of fuel cell electric vehicles through its demonstrated technology advantage, leading fuel cell performance and history of rapid innovation. Visit www.hyzonmotors.com.
Headquartered in Emmeloord (Netherlands) with production facilities in Emmeloord and Sevilla (Spain) and service locations in Benelux, Scandinavia, Germany, United kingdom, France, Spain, Italy and Eastern Europe, is an innovative player in the waste collection industry. Geesinknorba provides advanced products and services to collect resources in the most effective, efficient, safe and ecological friendly way. Geesinknorba offers 3 brands; Geesink and Norba (Refuse Collection Vehicles) and Kiggen (compactors). Geesinknorba has been pioneering low emission solutions and technologies since 2003. This pioneering power enabled Geesinknorba to be the first to bring a hybrid RCV to the market and evolving to the first full electric RCV as well. Building on years of knowledge and international know-how, Geesinknorba is able to offer best-in-class solutions and to drive sustainability.
For more information visit: www.geesinknorba.com.
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