Hyzon lightens truck hydrogen storage
Hyzon Motors stated it had developed a brand new onboard hydrogen storage system able to decreasing weight and manufacturing value of business automobiles powered by hydrogen gasoline cells.
The patent-pending onboard storage integrates light-weight composite supplies with the system’s steel body. It has the potential to cut back the general weight of the system by 43%, storage system prices by 52% and the required manufacturing element rely by 75%, primarily based on a single-rack system with capability to retailer 5 hydrogen cylinders, the corporate stated.
Along with decreasing the load and prices, the brand new system might be configured to carry various numbers of hydrogen tanks. The smallest model can maintain 5 and might be prolonged to seven due to its modular design. A separate model can maintain 10 tanks, acceptable for vans driving longer distances.
Whereas these configurations are mounted utterly behind the cab, one other configuration permits for an extra two tanks to be mounted all sides of the truck, extending vary with out decreasing trailer measurement.
It additionally expects to license this new system to different industrial automobile corporations.
The expertise has been put in in pilot vans in Europe and is predicted for use for all automobiles starting in This fall 2021.