Resato has been contracted by Holthausen in Hoogezand: who will soon start production of a hydrogen lorry
Translated by Thomas Ansell
Resato, a ‘high-pressure and waterjet technology’ company from Assen, has been asked by Holthausen (a transport company based in Hoogezand) to produce two hydrogen filling stations. One of the stations will be based in Amsterdam, and the other in Groningen. As reported by RTV Drenthe.
Last month The Northern Times reported that the US company HYZON have partnered with Holthausen to build hydrogen-powered lorries for the European market. The publicly-accessible filling stations are designed to support a hydrogen-powered infrastructure that includes both large trucks and smaller commercial vehicles. They are expected to open in 2021.
Resato has a good track record in creating these hydrogen-station, with nine built by the company already in use across the Netherlands.
Both Resato and Holthausen are backing hydrogen as the ‘fuel of the future’: with Holthausen a Dutch trailblazer for using the abundant substance as fuel. The company specialises in building and converting both trucks and smaller vehicles to run on hyrdrogen.
Resato previously specialised in super-high pressure infrastructure, and has moved into the hydrogen industry with significant success. In January it was announced that Resato would work with Orange Gas to produce six filling stations in Drenthe alone. Five of these will be publicly accessible, whilst the other will be reserved for businesses.
Drenthe is becoming somewhat of a hydrogen hotspot, with a large number of Qbuzz buses in the Province also powered by hydrogen.
Image: a hydrogen filling station in Germany. Image via WIkimedia user Dr. Arthur Braun. License here.
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