- Together with renowned partners, Clean Logistics develops a hydrogen-based long-haul truck with CRYOGAS propulsion system
- Implementation of a prototype takes place at Clean Logistics in Winsen (Luhe)
- Innovative CRYOGAS application enables significantly longer range
- Clean Logistics expects funding of 1.47 million euros for development and testing of CRYOGAS technology
Hamburg, January 31, 2022: The listed company Clean Logistics SE (ISIN DE000A1YDAZ7), together with renowned partners, is starting the development and testing of trucks with "CRYOGAS" hydrogen tanks and refueling systems for fuel cell trucks in long-distance transport. Clean Logistics is responsible for the integration of the refueling systems and the development of the hydrogen and fuel cell technology. The CRYOGAS onboard storage system and an energy-efficient rapid refueling system for cryogenic compressed hydrogen gas are expected to enable a range of 1,000 km for hydrogen trucks and a refueling time of 10 minutes. By 2025, a first CRYOGAS hydrogen tank with 80 kg hydrogen storage capacity, corresponding to an energy content of more than 2,600 kWh, is to be tested in two truck models that differ in design and drive system. The technological integration and construction of a prototype will take place at Clean Logistics' production facilities in Winsen (Luhe). Refueling will take place at an initial test filling station using a newly developed CRYOGAS refueling system.
In addition to Clean Logistics, the CryoTruck consortium includes the commercial vehicle manufacturer MAN Truck & Bus, the hydrogen startup Cryomotive, the Technical University of Munich and the technology company IABG. With a budget of around 25 million euros, the CryoTruck project is initially scheduled to run for three and a half years.
CRYOGAS is an extremely cold compressed gas produced from liquid or gaseous hydrogen. Compared to trucks with conventional 700 bar high-pressure gas storage, CRYOGAS tanks have an approximately 40 percent higher storage density and corresponding range advantages, which are particularly beneficial in heavy-duty traffic. The CRYOGAS technology can build on existing gaseous hydrogen infrastructure as well as use newly emerging liquid hydrogen infrastructure.
Dirk Graszt, CEO of Clean Logistics: "We are very pleased to equip one of our hydrogen tractors with this latest technology in the future. The cooperation with our partners holds the opportunity to revolutionize heavy-duty transport in the coming years thanks to CRYOGAS technology. The fact that Clean Logistics has been commissioned to develop and build the prototype underpins our high level of expertise in the field of hydrogen trucks. Once again, we are proving that our hydrogen-based modular conversion systems for tractor units from the existing vehicle fleet are suitable for all emission-free drive types."