Plastic Omnium announces the signing of a partnership with Hyliko, a mobility platform specializing in the decarbonisation of heavy goods vehicle fleets through the integration of hydrogen storage systems. As a first step in this collaboration, a commercial contract for 315 high-pressure hydrogen tanks was signed to equip 45 trucks by the end of 2024.
The technical and commercial partnership will enable the co-creation of new hydrogen storage systems to increase the battery life of heavy goods vehicles by almost 60%, bringing it to over 750 kilometres.
Hyliko is the leader in heavy goods vehicle (HGV) fleet decarbonisation services. It offers carriers and logisticians a single integrated solution combining leasing and maintenance of hydrogen trucks, supply of hydrogen produced from biomass residues, and management of the fleet’s carbon footprint. By 2030, Hyliko aims to reduce 1.5 million tons of CO2 per year, equip 10% of the European market for HGVs (i.e., around 15,000 vehicles) and deploy around 100 hydrogen production and storage stations in Europe.
A pioneer in hydrogen mobility since 2015, Plastic Omnium, develops and produces comprehensive hydrogen systems adapted to all mobility, from storage to management system and integrating fuel cell modules through its New Energies division.
“We are delighted that Hyliko has chosen our storage systems to support the development of highly demanding solutions for the decarbonisation of heavy-duty fleets. This announcement once again confirms the existence of a market for hydrogen mobility for commercial transport, “commented Marc Perraudin, CEO of Plastic Omnium New Energies.
“We are delighted with this partnership with Plastic Omnium to support us in the development of our hydrogen truck for the decarbonisation of our customers’ heavy-duty fleets. This partnership will also enable us to increase the operational performance of our trucks,” says Florent Bergeret, President and founder of Hyliko.