Air Liquide and Trillium Energy Solutions have signed a memorandum of understanding to pursue the development of the heavy-duty hydrogen fueling market in the U.S.
The partners aim to accelerate the heavy-duty hydrogen transportation ecosystem by focusing on both hydrogen supply and refueling infrastructure. Air Liquide, which focuses on low-carbon and renewable hydrogen production, supply and technologies, will work alongside Trillium Energy Solutions, a member of the Love’s Family of Companies and supplier of sustainable fueling infrastructure in the U.S., to establish the hydrogen refueling infrastructure and fuel supply network vital for the broad adoption of heavy-duty hydrogen truck applications.
The partnership will explore the deployment of an extensive hydrogen retail network, starting with the initial deployment of hydrogen stations along a strategic trucking route. This initiative aims to bolster truck OEM efforts to accelerate their vehicle deployments and assist ﬂeet operators in transitioning to low-carbon and zero-emission vehicles.
The aim of the partnership is to initially support the development of 150 tons per day of hydrogen production and the refueling infrastructure capable of supplying more than 2,000 heavy-duty vehicles.
“By combining our expertise and resources, we are poised to drive the widespread adoption of hydrogen as a scalable solution in decarbonizing transportation, particularly in the heavy-duty sector,” says Air Liquide’s Katie Ellet. “Together, we are unlocking the potential of hydrogen to revolutionize the way we power our vehicles.”
Air Liquide employs more than 20,000 people in the U.S. in nearly 1,400 locations and plant facilities.
Trillium’s alternative fuels offerings include compressed natural gas, hydrogen and electric vehicle charging infrastructure.