Quantron US, a subsidiary of German cleantech company Quantron AG, is working to drive the “hydrogen revolution” in the U.S. with its fuel cell electric vehicles (FCEVs) and “Quantron-as-a-Service” (QaaS), a per-mile platform that provides fleet owners with trucks, fuel, and end-to-end fleet management.
A new agreement with FusionOne will help further this mission, reducing the amount of plastic waste that ends up in landfills, the companies say.
“It’s the ultimate environmental ‘Win/Win,’” Andreas Haller, Quantron CEO and founder, said in a news release. “Quantron has a portfolio of hydrogen fuel cell vehicles and a network of QaaS strategic partners. Working with FusionOne will add a critical ‘multiplier’ to the goal of improving our environment. The goal of the collaboration is to establish a platform and network for the refueling of fuel cell electric vehicles with a focus on trucks. We plan to support each other to enhance the recognition of hydrogen as a preferred solution for commercial transportation and to drive adoption rates.
“FusionOne and Quantron will work collaboratively to promote the additional benefits of ‘H2 from recycled plastics’ as a superior green energy transportation solution.”
The company made “exciting strides” last year, according to Damaris Meyer, Quantron CFO.
“We have a number of new partnerships and a growing list of U.S., Canadian, and South American fleet customers interested in our zero-emission solutions. Quantron trucks, delivered on our QaaS platform, will bring a new level of sustainable transportation and efficiency. The annual market in the Class 8 segment alone is 300,000 vehicles, which will need to be decarbonized in the future. And we are at the forefront of this movement.”
FusionOne’s proprietary HydroPlas technology will play a key role in the venture with Quantron, processing waste plastic streams into “zero-emission hydrogen fuel and targeting “feedstock-rich, fuel-hungry warehouses, distribution centers, and ports,” said John Zorbas, FusionOne chairman of the board.
“This initiative is more than an advancement in clean energy—it’s a unifying mission that brings together the pioneering technology of FusionOne with the robust hydrogen fuel cell vehicle portfolio of QUANTRON,” he said.