Tuaropaki Trust controls the latest fuel cell electric vehicle technology with the purchase of Hyundai NEXO.

The latest zero-emission hydrogen technology is now on the streets of Central North Island.

Tuuropaki Trust, a land-based company near Taupō, has acquired a new Hyundai NEXO with a focus on geothermal energy, dairy products, energy services, horticulture, food technology, viticulture and dairy.

The fuel cell electric vehicle will be used to demonstrate the potential of green hydrogen as a fuel, said trust manager David Benny.

It operates on hydrogen produced at Halsion Power Limited Green Hydrogen Factory in Mokai.

Halsion, a 50/50 joint venture between Trust and Obashishi Corporation, one of Japan’s leading technology companies, was officially launched in December last year.

Halsio’s energy source is carbon-neutral and renewable, since it uses electricity generated by the Tuaropaki Power Geothermal Power Station. Like transportation fuel, hydrogen emits zero emissions, the only liquid being water vapor.

These two aspects of trust are crucial in hydrogen as a power project and the purchase of Hyundai FCEV, said Steve Maree, CEO of Trust.

“One of the key principles of Tuaropakki is sustainability and the green hydrogen project is well suited for Obayashi’s participation and sustainable development goals.

“Finally, we are looking at a national hydrogen supply chain that includes transportation, storage and refueling infrastructure.”

Andy Sinkler, CEO of Hyundai New Zealand, added: “Hydrogen has long been considered a fuel for the future. But today it is a proof that it is the fuel of today. A.D. In 2019 we brought New Zealand’s first hydrogen-powered vehicle NEXO into the country, so we are thrilled to see its commercial use for the first time with Tuuropaki Trust.

After completing its post-mission diligence, Halsion has been providing hydrogen for various vehicle tests.

According to Benny, the company sees the role of hydrogen innovation as a test case.

One of the vehicles in the test bed, Halsion has been supplying green hydrogen for the first FCEV truck in New Zealand for commercial trials – the Hyundai XCIENT Fuel Cell.

The first of these is expected to go on business by the end of June.

An XCIENT fuel cell traveling at 80,000 kilometers per year is expected to save 50 tons of CO2 emissions, according to the US Environmental Protection Agency. Zero emissions save 4.6 tons of CO2 per year.

“Transport emissions in New Zealand account for 25% of emissions, so focusing on transport reduction, and especially heavy transport, will contribute significantly to carbon emissions. Hydrogen is now a viable solution,” Murray said.

“In order to grow the industry, it is important to increase customer confidence in a reliable and efficient hydrogen supply.

NEXO and XCIENT Fuel Cell are the hallmarks of a long-term commitment to promoting hydrogen transport in New Zealand and around the world, says Hyundai.

NEXO joins six new Hyundai Electric and hybrid vehicles that have arrived in New Zealand in the last 12 months. Hyundai New Zealand Eco-Suitable Models New Zealand and World Cars of the Year IONIQ 5, Kona Electric, IONIQ fastback (including electric, plug-in hybrid and hybrid) and Santa Fe, Tucson plug-in hybrids include PHEV) and hybrid hybrid (HEV) and Kona HEV.

“With a mix of hybrid, plug-in hybrids and clean electric models, NEXO underscores our commitment to ecological mobility and our commitment to sustainable and low-emission emissions in this country,” Sinclair said.

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