Hydra Energy has come to terms with eight new commercial truck fleets in the region.
This equates to 82 Class 8 trucks that will be retrofitted using hydrogen-diesel and co-combustion conversation technology.
These trucks will then refuel at the Prince George hydrogen refueling station, which is expected to be operational by 2024.
“In addition to Arrow and Excel, we also signed MOUs with Edgewater Holdings, Wilson Bros. Enterprises, Burke Purdon Enterprises, Godsoe Contracting, Keis Trucking, and Peace Valley
Industries that all service Prince George and Northern B.C. region. We also continue to have ongoing discussions with additional local fleets who are keen to explore how hydrogen can benefit them,” – said Ilya Radetski, Hydra’s Service Deliver Lead.
“These contracted off-takers now complete the final piece of our initial HaaS regional model which, as mentioned, also includes an installation partner, hydrogen production, and then the hydrogen refueling station. This forms an easily reproducible template for licensing companies along the hydrogen value chain who want to see their hydrogen supply or infrastructure come to market at scale in the most profitable way possible, in Canada and beyond.”
In October of 2021, Hydra Energy delivered its first hydrogen-converted semi-truck in Prince George to Lodgewood Enterprises, the first of twelve to be supplied to the company.
The vehicle is capable of reducing greenhouse gas emissions by up to 40%.
“Hydra is an example of a company that tailors their solution to this region instead of using a one-size-fits-all approach. Their technology can work in the cold and doesn’t affect payload or power. We continue to watch their exciting progress locally and support their efforts in helping Prince George diversify its economy and improve air quality,” added Prince George Mayor, Simon Yu.