Hyzon Debuts North America’s First Hydrogen Fuel Cell Garbage Truck

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Hyzon, a U.S.-based hydrogen fuel cell technology developer and global supplier of zero-emission powertrains, and New Way Trucks, a privately held refuse truck body manufacturer, are showcasing North America’s first hydrogen fuel cell-powered electric refuse truck at Waste Expo, May 7-9 at the Las Vegas Convention Center.

This debut to the U.S. market follows February’s announcement of the Joint Development Agreement (JDA) between New Way and Hyzon.

At Waste Expo, visitors to booth #1341 will see proof of the hydrogen-powered electric refuse collection vehicle concept. Hyzon’s hydrogen fuel cells are tough enough to provide consistent power over 125 miles, including up to 1,200 cart lifts and trips to the transfer station. Combine that with the strength and durability of New Way’s most-requested automated side loader – the Sidewinder XTR — with smooth arm operation, up to a 12-foot reach and large 6-cubic-yard hopper for an unstoppable, sustainable refuse collection powerhouse. Another feature in the booth is a 200kw fuel cell display, along with an animation that showcases how hydrogen fuel cell technology works and a fact sheet on the New Way and Hyzon Fuel Cell Electric Vehicle (FCEV) and vehicle specifications.

Both New Way and Hyzon look forward to further technology and performance development with the Class 8 FCEV as more information is gathered during customer demonstrations occurring throughout the rest of 2024. After Waste Expo, the truck will test on routes in California starting with Recology, the San Francisco-based hauler. Recology is an employee-owned solid waste and recycling collection and processing company with a commitment to sustainable operations at its core.

Recology has long shown its commitment to sustainable transportation — the company recently achieved its goal to power its fleet with more than 90 percent renewable or alternative fuels — and now sees the demo of this first-of-its-kind hydrogen-powered truck as an opportunity to be on the forefront of helping decarbonize the industry.

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