Recently, Clean Logistics (CL) held the launch ceremony for the world’s first hydrogen-powered heavy-duty truck retrofit at Stade Airport in Lower Saxony. The truck, whose name is fyuriant, is equipped with two 120kW REFIRE Prisma hydrogen fuel cell systems, and an on-board hydrogen storage system that stores 43 kg of hydrogen, which takes about 15 minutes to refill and has a range of more than 400 km.
fyuriant, hydrogen-powered heavy-duty truck with zero emission
The successful launch of fyuriant represents a new milestone in the collaboration between CL and REFIRE to create zero-emission transportation, following the hydrogen-powered retrofit bus. CL products prove that replacing traditional diesel engines with hydrogen-powered systems is a viable way to decarbonize commercial transportation for heavy-duty trucks.
Dirk Graszt, CEO of CL said at the world premiere of fyuriant, “It is a pleasure to show fyuriant, our first heavy trucks powered by the zero-emissions hydrogen fuel cell. REFIRE is our key partner in supplying our core fuel cell system, and its efficient engineering services capabilities and outstanding Prisma products have helped us achieve success.”
Ma Jingnan, Vice President of REFIRE, delivered a speech at the event as a partner representative, saying, “It is an honor to be invited to participate in the world premiere of fyuriant and join CL in demonstrating the superior performance and zero-emission advantages of retrofit of heavy-duty trucks to customers both online and offline. REFIRE’s Prisma series fuel cell system is the preferred product for CL due to its excellent performance. We look forward to providing CL and more customers with hydrogen energy solutions suitable for local application scenarios, supporting customers to achieve commercial success through empowerment.”
According to CL, it is currently building a new production workshop of more than 10,000 square meters at its plant in Winsen (Luhe) to meet the growing market demand, which will be supported by REFIRE’s proven production capacity at scale. CL expects to deliver approximately 450 hydrogen fuel cell trucks per year starting in the fourth quarter of 2023.
Because road transport generates 9% of global carbon emissions, reducing carbon emissions has become an urgent task for the road transport industry. The Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure (Germany) aims to reduce carbon emissions from the transport sector by 48% by 2030, with 1/3 of the mileage of heavy-duty road transport to be achieved through zero-emission drive technology.
In the summer of 2021, REFIRE supported CL to launch the first modified hydrogen-powered bus in Europe, which has been in operation for nearly a year in the Lower Oder Valley National Park in Germany. By continuously promoting the application of hydrogen fuel cell technology in domestic and international markets, REFIRE develops customized powertrain solutions for customers, which favors more partners’ success. Thus, they make positive contributions to the establishment of a zero-carbon society together.
At the event, fyuriant and a diesel truck with the same chassis had a wonderful straight line acceleration race. Under both driving cycles, fyuriant started with obvious acceleration advantages and drove smoothly and powerfully, winning all six races under empty and full load conditions.
Headquartered in Shanghai, REFIRE is the world’s leading deployer of commercial hydrogen fuel cell zero-emissions technologies. The company specialises in designing, testing, prototyping, application engineering and in integrated fuel cell systems for buses, trucks, specialised vehicles, power supply units, and marine applications.
As of Q1 2021, REFIRE fuel cell technologies and products are powering over 2,700 fuel cell vehicles (FCVs) in daily use in 15 cities across China, as well as various projects in five other countries. To date, combined vehicle mileage exceeds 63 million kilometres.
Marketing & Communications Department, REFIRE