H2 View | Nikola and Klean Industries Partner to Convert Truck Fleets and Co-develop Projects

Nikola Corporation has partnered with Canadian waste-to-energy company Klean Industries to convert truck fleets to hydrogen fuel cell electric and to co-develop green energy projects.

Under a freshly inked Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) the companies have set out to encourage the adoption of Nikola’s Class 8 zero-emissions vehicles with Klean’s partners and feedstock suppliers while developing green hydrogen supply and dispensing infrastructure in the US and Canada.

Nikola has said it will evaluate offtake opportunities from green hydrogen projects being developed by Klean and its partners involving hydroelectric, wind, and solar power in the Pacific Northwest and Canada.

Earlier this month (March 10), Klean announced it was finalizing partnerships for a consortium to facilitate green hydrogen projects in the Pacific Northwest to support refueling.

The companies also plan to work together to convert Klean’s logistics partners’ truck fleets to Nikola Class 8 Tre fuel cell electric vehicles (FCEVs).

Both parties say they see opportunities to collaborate on projects where Klean and its partners operate recycling, resource recovery, and waste-to-energy plants, where zero-emissions logistics will act as a key part of the supply chain.

“This exciting collaboration will create opportunities that will reinforce the importance of working together as we look to deploy and develop a renewable hydrogen value chain,” said Jesse Klinkhamer, CEO of Klean Industries.

“Developing clean energy projects with leading technology companies such as Nikola supports Klean’s strategic focus and enables our respective companies to create a symbiosis between waste, resources, and energy while simultaneously helping in the creation of a circular low carbon economy,” Klinkhamer added.

Carey Mendes, President of Energy at Nikola, said, “the Nikola Tre hydrogen electric vehicle is poised to revolutionize the trucking industry and change the way we think about transportation. Klean has already brought together like-minded partners to decarbonize their truck fleets, which is a testament to their far-reaching commitment and deep knowledge of this sustainability space.”

Just today (March 28), Nikola announced Anastasiya Pasterick would take up the role of Chief Financial Officer as the company looks to build on the unveiling of its energy brand, HYLA.

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