ANGI, Nikola in hydrogen collaboration
By Chad Elmore12 September 2023
Company to supply OEM’s fuel dispensers
ANGI Energy Systems, a Vontier company, has announced a strategic collaboration with Nikola Corp., through which it will support Nikola’s plan to create the largest North American open-network of commercial hydrogen refueling stations by providing technically advanced hydrogen fueling dispensers, under Nikola’s Hyla brand.
“This collaboration with Nikola intends to underscore ANGI’s breadth and capabilities across the multi-energy landscape in support of decarbonization,” said Joel van Rensburg, President of Alternative Fuels at ANGI, based in Janesville, Wis. “As a leader in alternative fuels, ANGI remains at the forefront of rapid technological changes delivering innovative, accessible, and safe solutions to meet our customers’ evolving energy needs in compressed natural gas, renewable natural gas and now hydrogen.”
The dispensers are expected to be the industry’s first heavy-duty-ready solutions in the field, offering high flow refueling for heavy-duty vehicles. The network build-out is in partnership with Voltera, a provider of critical infrastructure necessary to support the full decarbonization of transportation.
Hydrogen fuel cell electric vehicles are currently being developed by most global truck manufacturers, with the Hydrogen Council reporting that more than 130 models are expected to be assembled during 2023, of which the majority consists of commercial vehicles.
“The landscape of commercial transportation is shifting with Nikola’s hydrogen-powered trucks paving the way to a sustainable future. With our cutting-edge technology harnessing a robust hydrogen network, innovation meets environmental responsibility, setting new standards for the transportation industry” said Nikola’s executive leader of Energy, Ryan McGeachie.
ANGI Energy Systems said it has 40 years of experience in the design, manufacturing and maintenance of full-site compressed gases solutions for clients worldwide. As part of its complete Hydrogen Refueling Station (HRS) platform, the company is bringing to market a suite of compression, dispensing, and software solutions for hydrogen refueling sites around North America and Europe.