TC Energy Corp. has joined forces with Hyzon Motors Inc. to develop, build and operate hydrogen production facilities across North America.
Both sides announced they would be partnering up to construct and run their own hydrogen hubs last Wednesday.
The aim of the agreement is to bring together TC Energy’s unique expertise in natural gas and renewable energy sources with Hyzon’s know-how in producing fuel cell commercial vehicles that are delivered around the world.
Collaboration between the two companies has already begun, according to Hyzon Chief Strategy Officer Parker Meeks. And currently, different production sites are being evaluated to set up systems online as soon as possible.
Expectations are that it will take several months for the first 20-mt/d hub to be built, once a site has been agreed on and permitted.
Other Partnerships Afoot
This recent partnership between Hyzon and TC Energy is only the latest of a series of initiatives designed to promote the development of hydrogen infrastructure.
For example, one of the recent collaborations of this kind was struck between pipeline infrastructure player DT Midstream and MItsubishi Power Americas Inc.
Other efforts in this direction are aimed at propelling Louisiana and Mississippi to the front line of hydrogen development in the United States.
And last month, TC Energy signed an agreement with Nikola Corp. for hydrogen supply.
As for the TC Energy and Hyzon deal, the plan is to assess potential facility sites across multiple states and provinces in the US, where hydrogen will be delivered to fuel heavy duty vehicles.
Locations that are already in the vicinity of existing customer demand will be prioritized. And each of the hubs, once operational, is set to produce as much as 20 metric tons per day (mt/d) of hydrogen.
These and other similar announcements come at a time when policymakers across North America are already in the process of considering measures that would promote the development of hydrogen infrastructure in the region.