Chart Industries unveiled a new product line for heavy-duty trucks, an onboard liquid hydrogen (HLH2) fuel system, at the ACT Expo in Long Beach, California.
Chart’s HLH2 (horizontal liquid hydrogen) fuel system, now available for commercial use, is intended to meet growing market demand for a variety of fuel cell and internal combustion engine applications.
The US-based cryogenic equipment manufacturer engineered and made the product at its Ball Ground, Georgia facility (the birthplace of Chart’s onboard natural gas - HLNG - fuel system) and tested in New Prague, Minnesota (the birthplace of Chart’s hydrogen products).
Chart says the new HLH2 onboard product with a global capacity for more than 25,000 units per year.
Chart said in a statement, “Similar to HLNG, HLH2 requires roughly half of the space and weight of comparable H35 or H70 compressed hydrogen storage. This means HLH2 will be the ideal solution for heavier loads and longer ranges. At ACT Expo, the display demonstrated that dual-side mounting can provide adequate range, just like a convention diesel tank.”