Quantum Fuel Systems Technologies Worldwide Inc. has been awarded $3.2 million in new business from ZHRO Solutions LLC, an Arizona-based company that is focused on commercializing natural gas conversion technologies for medium- and heavy-duty trucks.
This deal represents an expansion of Quantum's work with ZHRO, which had already executed a $2.6 million development agreement with the company back in May. Through that agreement, Quantum is developing an integrated compressed natural gas (CNG) storage and fuel delivery system that utilizes the company's Q-Lite natural gas fuel storage tank and ZHRO's natural gas injection/engine conversion system.
The new contract includes orders for Quantum's storage modules, Quantum's supply of the natural gas fuel system for multiple validation vehicles, development of fuel system control software, and oversight of the development and integration of the engine control software system.
Quantum says it will deliver the first full-scale systems to ZHRO by the end of this year.