StratosFuel, Inc. is among the participants in a project funded by a California Air Resources Board (CARB) grant through California Climate Investments to develop a zero-emissions container handler for transporting freight at shipping ports.

The Centre for Transportation and the Environmentis the recipient of the grant and has selected StratosFuel to supply renewable hydrogen (H2) to a top loader vehicle. The top loader StratosFuel is supplying H2 to is a hybrid vehicle powered by a fuel cell and battery module. This power configuration enables longer operating time without any sacrifice in power and efficiency.

H2 for the project will be sourced from StratosFuel’s Zero Impact Production (ZIP) Facility, a 100% renewable H2 plant co-funded by the California Energy Commission and located in Southern California. In order to support the top loader, StratosFuel has partnered with Luxfer-GTM, who will be supplying a customised mobile refueling unit for this application.

Luxfer-GTM CEO, Michael Koonce stated, “We are delighted to partner with StratosFuel on this important groundbreaking project to provide zero emission solutions for cleaner ports.”

Through use of Luxfer-GTM equipment, StratosFuel is able to offer a zero-emission fueling solution to Eagle Marine Services, a terminal operator at the Port of Los Angeles, with similar fueling capabilities to their diesel operated top loaders.

As stated by Jonathan Palacios-Avila, CEO of StratosFuel, Inc, “We are excited to be part of this CARB funded project with CTE and partners. This is just another heavy-duty application that proves low-cost renewable His a viable solution at no compromise to the environment, and operational capacity of equipment.”

This project is aligned with national and international efforts to reduce air emissions and health risks by incorporating zero emissions technologies at ports. The project is comprised of other project partners, such as Nuvera, LLC, Hyster-Yale Group, Inc, Wave, Eagle Marine Services, and the Port of Los Angeles.