Plastic Omnium wins a new contract for hydrogen storage
Plastic Omnium is awarded a contract to develop and manufacture hydrogen
storage systems for the Dutch manufacturer VDL as part of H2HAUL, a European
project dedicated to deploying zero-emission hydrogen-based mobility solutions
in the road transportation sector.
By 2021, Plastic Omnium will supply a complete system for trucks to be
manufactured by VDL, comprising seven tanks and storing 40 kg of hydrogen at
The H2HAUL (Hydrogen Fuel Cell Trucks for Heavy Duty Zero Emission Logistics)
project is a consortium subsidized by the European Union with 15 partners,
aiming at developing, certifying and operating three new types of hydrogen
trucks while also enhancing the supply infrastructure.
As of 2021, VDL will be delivering 4 of the 16 trucks in the H2Haul project.
VDL is a Dutch Heavy Duty vehicle manufacturer based in Eindhoven, with a
strong focus on new forms of mobility, and working closely with DAF to equip
trucks with zero emission drivelines.
All the trucks in this project will be traveling several millions kilometers to
demonstrate the sound technical and economical case for hydrogen in the
long-distance transportation sector, ultimately leading to the manufacturing of
significant volumes of trucks in Europe.
This contract with VDL, represents a further success for the Group following
the order of 350-bar bus tanks for a German manufacturer in late 2019 and the
certification of its 350- and 700-bar tanks.
Plastic Omnium has also confirmed its commitment to promoting hydrogen by
joining the European Clean Hydrogen Alliance, recently created by the European
Union to help achieve its Green Deal goal of carbon neutrality by 2050.
The Group estimates the production will grow up to 2 million vehicles in 2030.
Plastic Omnium is accelerating its investments to be a leader in zero-carbon
hydrogen-fueled mobility solutions, from storage to fuel cell systems.
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