AZETEC Project

AZETEC Project

The Alberta Zero Emissions Truck Electrification Collaboration (AZETEC) is a first of its kind industry lead project that will involve the design, manufacture, and testing of two long-range hydrogen fuel cell trucks for operation year-round between Calgary and Edmonton.

 

As part of Emission Reduction Alberta’s (ERA) $100 million investment into clean technology projects, the AMTA will receive over $7.3 towards AZETEC and will lead this project which is scheduled to run until mid-2022. The primary focus of this initiative is on moving freight in Alberta’s geographical and climatic conditions while reducing greenhouse gas emissions and spurring a hydrogen economy.

Project Objectives

  • Guide technology to fit with the unique demands of transportation in Canada
    • Heavy weights
    • Long distances and cold weather
  • Put Canada’s trucking sector on a zero-emission pathway
    • Credible and compelling
    • Well-to-wheel emission reduction
  • Kick-start a Canadian hydrogen economy
    • Decarbonize many other sectors
    • Substantial economic and employment opportunities
    • Leverage regional natural resources and capabilities

Features

  • Two H2 fuel cell electric trucks
  • Heavy Weight (63.5t)
  • 700km Range (Edmonton to Calgary) between refueling
  • Zero Tailpipe Emissions

Timetable

  • Design and Build: July 2019 to June 2021
  • Test on Road: July 2021 to December 2022

H2 Produced from Alberta Natural Gas

  • Steam Methane Reformed
  • Cascade Refueling
  • Estimated 25% well-to-wheel emissions reduction
  • Carbon capture and storage planned for future phases

Industry Led

  • By Alberta carriers under real world conditions

H2 Produced from Alberta Natural Gas

  • Steam Methane Reformed
  • Cascade Refueling
  • Estimated 25% well-to-wheel emissions reduction
  • Carbon capture and storage planned for future phases

Timetable

  • Design and Build: July 2019 to June 2021
  • Test on Road: July 2021 to December 2022

Industry Led

  • By Alberta carriers under real world conditions

“The AZETEC project demonstrates that Alberta’s commercial transportation industry is leading the way in innovative, zero-emission transportation of people and goods.  Alberta is in the transportation fuel business, and that business is changing. This initiative will seed the future development of a ‘made-in-Alberta hydrogen economy’ and create exponential opportunities for the province’s energy sector. Together, we are starting a journey towards a lower-carbon and greener future that works for Alberta.”

 

-Chris Nash, president of the Alberta Motor Transport Association