CryoTRUCK is launched

  • Clean Logistics is developing a hydrogen-based long-distance truck with CRYOGAS drive together with well-known partners
  • Prototype development at Clean Logistics in Winsen (Luhe)
  • Innovative CRYOGAS application enables a significantly higher range
  • Clean Logistics expects EUR 1.47 million in funding for the development and testing of CRYOGAS technology

Hamburg, January 31, 2022: The listed Clean Logistics SE (ISIN DE000A1YDAZ7) is starting the development and testing of trucks with "CRYOGAS" hydrogen tanks and refuelling systems for fuel cell trucks in long-distance transport together with well-known partners. Clean Logistics is responsible for the integration of the refuelling systems and the development of hydrogen and fuel cell technology. The CRYOGAS onboard storage system and an energy-efficient rapid refuelling system for cryogenic compressed hydrogen gas should enable a range of 1,000 km for hydrogen trucks and a refuelling 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, will be tested in two truck models with different structures and drives. The technological integration and the construction of a prototype take place in the Clean Logistics production facilities in Winsen (Luhe). The refuelling will take place at a test filling station with the help of a newly developed CRYOGAS refuelling system.

In addition to Clean Logistics, the CryoTruck consortium includes the commercial vehicle manufacturer MAN Truck & Bus, the hydrogen start-up Cryomotive, the Technical University Munich and the technology company IABG. With a budget of around 25 million euros, the CryoTruck project is initially planned to go on for three and a half years.

CRYOGAS is an extremely cold compressed gas generated 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 important in heavy goods traffic. The CRYOGAS technology can be based on existing gaseous hydrogen infrastructure as well as using newly created liquid hydrogen infrastructure.

Dirk Graszt, CEO of Clean Logistics: "We are very pleased to be able to equip one of our hydrogen trucks with this latest technology soon. Cooperation with our partners holds the chance to revolutionize heavy-duty transport in the coming years thanks to CRYOGAS technology. The fact that Clean Logistics was commissioned to develop and build the prototype underlines our high level of expertise in the field of hydrogen trucks. Once again we are proving that our hydrogen-based modular conversion systems for semitrailer tractors from existing vehicle fleets are suitable for all emission-free drive types.”


About the CryoTRUCK consortium

Cryomotive was founded in 2020 to develop high-density and high-capacity hydrogen tank and refuelling technology and bring it to the market by 2025. One focus of development is the cryogenic pressurized hydrogen storage CRYOGAS, which has already been successfully developed and demonstrated at BMW for use in passenger cars in a preliminary stage as CcH2 "cryogenic pressurized gas storage" under the direction of a Cryomotive founder. Cryomotive's CRYOGAS hydrogen technology, which has been further developed for long-distance applications in commercial vehicles, has the potential to enable a range of 1,000 km and a refuelling time of 10 minutes in heavy-duty long-distance commercial vehicles and also to combine it with further performance and flexibility advantages for the vehicle drive and the filling station infrastructure. As part of the CryoTRUCK project, Cryomotive will develop a CRYOGAS hydrogen storage system and its core components and test them together with the two truck partners MAN Truck and Bus and Clean Logistics. In addition, Cryomotive, together with its partners, will provide a CRYOGAS test filling station with a newly developed CRYOGAS filling system for test operation.

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