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Harnois Énergies initiates fleet decarbonization

June 14, 2023
Canadian fuel distributor reserves five Peterbilt 579 hydrogen fuel cell-powered trucks for delivery in early 2026

Harnois Énergies is the first carrier in Canada to reserve five Peterbilt 579 trucks powered by hydrogen fuel cells, according to the company.

The future-focused purchase marks the start of the Saint-Thomas, Québec-based fuels and lubricants distributor’s efforts to decarbonize its transportation fleet. The GHG emission-free trucks are scheduled for delivery in early 2026.

“This exciting project offers the company a way to begin decarbonizing its transportation fleet and shows just how green hydrogen has a real future in Québec,” Serge Harnois, Harnois president and CEO, said in a news release. “Harnois Énergies is providing itself with the means to lead the energy transition. This investment is in perfect alignment with our vision to provide the right energy for the right vehicle.”

Harnois, founded in 1958, initially ventured into the world of hydrogen in 2018, when it revealed its project to create Québec’s first multi-energy station on Wilfred-Hamel Boulevard in Québec City. It is still the only station in Québec where green hydrogen is produced and sold to the public for hydrogen-powered electric vehicles.

This summer, in partnership with the Government of Québec, Alstom and HTEC, Harnois will be the hydrogen producer for the first green-hydrogen-powered passenger train in North America, a project made possible by the Québec production station.