Agility Fuel Solutions announces the availability and ongoing development of its large-capacity ProCab H hydrogen storage systems for trucks.
According to the company, 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. Agility says the ProCab H family is the product of multiple design iterations, including hydrogen storage systems recently used on zero-emission hydrogen trucks made by U.S. 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 in. 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, the company says.
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. The company says 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.
“Agility has made integrated hydrogen fuel storage systems for trucks and buses since 2002. We’ve recently seen increased interest in hydrogen technology, and we realized that high-quality manufactured on-board hydrogen storage would be key to making hydrogen trucks scalable in the marketplace,” says Jeff Scott, Agility’s co-founder and vice president of sales. “We are pleased to offer our ProCab H product line and look forward to working with our OEM customers to help bring zero-emission hydrogen trucks to market.”