Ant has actively worked with Toyota and Hyundai to support the hydrogen economy, in particular, the uptake of zero-emission vehicles. Over 10 countries around the world have banned diesel and petrol cars by either 2030 or 2040. This is driving the transition to zero-emission vehicles.
The International Hydrogen Council have forecast that by 2050 there will be 60 million hydrogen-powered fuel cell vehicles worldwide including fuel cell trains, buses and cars. In fact, the transition is already well underway. Our key components supplier, Hydrogenics has supplied fuel cells for Alstrom, which is the hydrogen train currently commercially operating in Germany and is also being trialled in Aberdeen (Scotland). Below are a few more examples of the uptake of hydrogen for mobility around the world:
- There are 12 hydrogen refuelling stations in China supporting 150 buses in one location
- There are 150 hydrogen refuelling stations in Japan supporting 6000 cars
- There are approximately 20 hydrogen refuelling stations in California, supporting 2000 cars
- There are multiple hydrogen refuelling stations across England, Scotland and Germany
In Australia, Chief Scientist Professor Alan Finkel has recommended to COAG that state and territories support a minimum of 20 hydrogen refuelling stations to help facilitate the initial infrastructure for hydrogen mobility applications in Australia.
ANT has designed solutions for hydrogen production and dispensing for the refuelling of cars, buses, trucks and trains. These solutions can have the hydrogen produced both on and off-site to be utilised for fuel dispensing.
ANT is also an active member of Hydrogen Mobility Australia.