Fitted with two 45kW Nuvera fuel cells, Hyster says it H1050-1150XD-CH container handler can be refuelled in approximately 15 minutes, providing between eight and 10 hours of continuous run time, while producing no carbon emission.

H2 View understands Hyster received a grant from California Climate Investments, awarded by the California Air Resources Board in 2018 to help support the development of the hydrogen-powered container handler.

Currently being tested at the Fenix Marine Services (FMS) container terminal, Hyster, says compressed hydrogen is delivered on-site to fuel the handler.

Jan Willem van den Brand, Director, Global Market Development, Big Trucks at Hyster, said, “Our mission is to provide the innovative technologies our customers need to help meet their goals for emissions reduction and performance. For some operations, lithium-ion power might be the answer, but for others, hydrogen is the right choice .

“The answer depends on so many factors like duty cycle, utility grid capacity and fuel availability. Our customers deserve choices that allow them to build the right solution based on their needs – not shoehorning a single technology into their operation.”

H2 View’s Hydrogen Mobility Snap Summit – November 29

With the mobility pillar consistently a hot topic for hydrogen markets and arguably the most anticipated and relatable application of the energy transition, H2 View stages a Mobility Snap Summit this November to summarise the progress made in 2022 and look ahead to what’s still to come.

Infrastructure challenges remain. Questions linger over policy and implementation. Many wonder which strand of the transport sector will blaze the trail in hydrogen power first, and likewise which region. There are clear challenges ahead, yet considerable progress made in 2022 and bright spots ahead in 2023 and beyond.

Join H2 View this November for a half-day online event dedicated to unearthing the progress made, dissecting the challenges to be met and establishing the state-of-play across mobility as 2023 approaches. Find more information here.

Premium Subscribers to H2 View have access to this event as part of their subscription package; non-subscribers can secure access to the event with a delegate ticket ($99). All delegates can access the event on-demand from 1st December.