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Nikola and TC Energy to develop large-scale clean hydrogen hubs – Fleet Management


Nikola’s Energy business unit and TC Energy are actively working together to identify and develop projects to establish the infrastructure required to deliver low-cost, low-carbon hydrogen on a large scale.

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Zero-emission truck maker Nikola and energy infrastructure company TC Energy will collaborate to co-develop, build, operate and own large-scale hydrogen production facilities, or hubs, in the United States and Canada.

The two companies will work together to identify and develop projects to establish the infrastructure necessary to deliver low-cost, low-carbon hydrogen on a large scale, accelerating the adoption of heavy fuel cell electric vehicles ( FCEV) and hydrogen in industrial sectors by establishing poles in key geographic locations.

A key goal is to establish hubs producing 150 tonnes or more of hydrogen per day near busy truck lanes to meet Nikola’s anticipated hydrogen needs to power its Class 8 FCEVs over the next five years.

TC Energy has pipeline, storage and power assets that can potentially be harnessed to reduce costs and increase the speed of delivery to these hydrogen production centers. This may include exploring the integration of intermediate assets to enable the distribution and storage of hydrogen by pipeline and / or to deliver CO2 to permanent sequestration sites in order to decarbonize the hydrogen production process, according to the ad.

Nikola and TC Energy will assess opportunities to optimize excess supplies from the hub to third parties as part of a joint marketing and services agreement.