Agility Fuel Solutions, a leading global provider of clean fuel solutions for medium- and heavy-duty commercial vehicles, announced the availability and ongoing development of large-capacity ProCab H hydrogen storage systems for trucks during the Advanced Clean Transportation (ACT) Expo in Long Beach CA. Also new is the Fuel Alternatives Selection Tool (FAST) app.
The ProCab H hydrogen storage systems are lightweight, compact, self-contained modules that mount behind the cab of Class 8 trucks. ProCab H system designs are based on Agility’s widely-used ProCab behind-the-cab CNG fuel system architecture, which has been track tested for a simulated one million miles and validated by multiple OEM test programs. The ProCab H family is the product of multiple design iterations, including hydrogen storage systems recently used on zero-emission hydrogen trucks made by US Hybrid and Kenworth.
ProCab H systems include 350 bar composite cylinders with fuel capacities of 23.5, 28.2 or 33.9 kg of hydrogen, require only 31 inches of rail space behind the truck cab, and are available in custom colors to match any fleet’s livery. All systems have fuel management and pressure control equipment needed for fueling and defueling the vehicle and delivering hydrogen at a specified pressure to the fuel cell.
Agility also plans to introduce next-generation hydrogen storage systems based on large-diameter Type 4 composite cylinders with 700 bar service pressure being developed in partnership with Hexagon Composites. These higher-pressure, higher-capacity hydrogen storage systems will enable longer driving ranges and could be used in regional haul Class 8 trucking applications such as Toyota’s Project Portal.
Additionally, Agility launched the Fuel Alternatives Selection Tool (FAST) app that enables fleet operators to evaluate both the potential emissions impact and the cost savings of various potential clean fuel options.
FAST makes it possible for US fleets to analyze medium- or heavy-duty trucks, buses, school buses, delivery vehicles, and refuse and other vocational vehicles. Users of the tool can objectively compare fuel options including diesel, gasoline, compressed natural gas, liquid natural gas, hydrogen fuel cell, electric, and hybrid alternatives.
FAST is based on publicly-available data sources including Argonne National Laboratories’ Greenhouse gases, Regulated Emissions, and Energy use in Transportation (GREET) model and was peer reviewed by Gladstein, Neandross & Associates (GNA), North America’s leading consulting firm specializing in market development for low emission and alternative fuel vehicle technologies, infrastructure and fuels for on- and off-road applications.
The tool will be launched initially in a limited release and refined in collaboration with Agility’s customers and partners. Commercial vehicle operators interested in using the tool to analyze their fleets should contact Agility’s sales team at [email protected]