BLK Auto has announced it has signed an MoU with Lion Energy for a collaboration to assess opportunities to grow Australia’s hydrogen transport and infrastructure capabilities.
The Queensland based BLK Auto has already announced a partnership with the New York-based zero-emission, hydrogen fuel cell-powered commercial vehicle start up, Hyzon Motors, with the two companies unveiling Australia’s first hydrogen-powered coach last month, marking a milestone in the adoption of zero-emission vehicles in Australia.
Under the terms of the MoU, Lion and BLK Auto have said they will collaborate on ‘co-marketing and joint commercialisation opportunities with a view to leveraging both companies’ capabilities to provide both hydrogen transport and hydrogen infrastructure opportunities for a wide range of Australian industries’.
The two companies said in their statement, that Australia is at the forefront of the rapid emergence of hydrogen as a clean energy alternative to traditional fuels.
“Today’s agreement paves the way for Lion and BLK Auto to provide opportunities for Australian businesses looking to decarbonise their vehicle fleets,” they said.
Lion’s executive chairman, Tom Soulsby, said the was pleased to work with quality operators like BLK Auto on helping the bus industry meet its zero-emission targets.
“There is a complementarity in our plans, so working together will enhance the hydrogen proposition for bus operators,” Soulsby said.
BLK Auto’s managing director, Jason Pecotic, said the MoU is just the beginning of a relationship that has the opportunity to provide both hydrogen transport options and hydrogen infrastructure for customers looking to decarbonise their vehicle fleets.
“We are excited to be collaborating with Lion Energy on this ambition and look forward to seeing what opportunities arise,” Pecotic said.