Chart Industries Inc. (Chart) and ZEV Stations Co. (ZEV Station) executed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) enabling the two companies to collaborate on novel deployment for US-based, multimodal hydrogen stations with Chart equipment. Working together, the companies’ goal is development of fast-fuel multiple modes for heavy-duty transportation at the same station, uniting different standards of gaseous and liquid hydrogen vehicle fueling using high-flow and efficiency liquid pumping.
Chart is a global engineering design and manufacturer of engineered equipment in multiple applications for the clean energy and industrial gas markets. ZEV Station is developing zero-carbon based fueling for both electric vehicle charging and hydrogen at the same station. Under this agreement, Chart will supply liquid hydrogen fuel station equipment and hydrogen liquefaction, to support ZEV Station’s multimodal hydrogen stations. This type of station will service hydrogen vehicles up to Class 8 heavy-duty trucks using Chart’s liquid-based equipment enabling at least 8 kg per minute fills. Next steps beyond this agreement include further station co-development and Chart equipment orders in 2023 and 2024.
“Chart’s hydrogen equipment is a great complement to ZEV Station’s novel system integration. Chart’s liquid technology enables fast fueling like diesel through a range of gaseous and liquid protocols,” said Jesse Schneider, ZEV Station’s CEO/CTO. “We believe multimodal stations are needed to help converge the standards of heavy-duty hydrogen fueling. This will drive a more widespread fuel cell truck deployment and accelerate the transition away from fossil fuels.”
“ZEV Station has an innovative approach to scaling heavy-duty highway stations for higher vehicle throughput than today’s stations,” said Jill Evanko, Chart’s CEO and president. “This MoU brings Chart’s extensive technology and equipment to the project. We look forward to supporting ZEV Station’s endeavors to deliver the fastest fueling options to the hydrogen vehicle market.”