Hydrogen energyProject Renewable Hydrogen Demonstration for Heavy Transport
This report documents the design concept for this project including the rationale for choosing hydrogen-powered trucks and the key design parameters based on the current state of the technology.
The 1 MW SunHQ project will produce green hydrogen as fuel for five 140-tonne rated hydrogen FCETs. Plug Power Inc. (Plug Power) has been engaged as the supplier of the PEM electrolyser and Compression, Storage and Dispenser (CSD) packages, and Hyzon Motors Inc. (Hyzon) has been selected as the supplier of the hydrogen FCETs. The Hyzon FCETs will displace five ultra-heavy diesel trucks in Townsville Logistics’ (TL) fleet and transport zinc ingots and concentrates between the Port of Townsville and SMC’s zinc refinery. Townsville Logistics, a sister company to Ark Energy, is a transport and logistics company that provides transport services to SMC and other companies. TL will operate and maintain the five 140-tonne rated FCETs. The trucks will complete a 27 km round-trip between SunHQ and the Port of Townsville.