Hyundai and Ineos collaborate to promote hydrogen and fuel cell engines. The two companies will also experiment with the use of hydrogen on the Ineos Grenadier 4×4 off-road vehicle.
The hard and pure 4 × 4 off-road vehicles Ineos Grenadier will also be powered by hydrogen. Ineos has in fact announced the signing of a memorandum of understanding with Hyundai for the development of hydrogen globally. The agreement provides for the joint study of hydrogen production and supply opportunities, as well as the implementation of hydrogen applications and technologies worldwide.
Ineos Grenadier 4 × 4 hydrogen off-road vehicle
The agreement also includes an assessment of the use of Hyundai’s fuel cell system on the recently announced 4 × 4 Ineos Grenadier vehicle.
Hyundai’s modular fuel cell system, which will be tested on special vehicles designed for this purpose, has already proved reliable and effective in the Hyundai NEXO SUV: the world’s first hydrogen-powered SUV, which has the longest range among hydrogen vehicles. currently on the market.
Hyundai is one of the leading companies in the fuel cell technology industry, having started the world’s first series production of fuel cell electric vehicles as early as 2013.
Ineos and Hyundai agreement for the development of hydrogen
Ineos recently launched a new program to develop and create clean hydrogen production capacities across Europe to support a zero-carbon future. The company currently produces 300,000 tons of hydrogen annually, mainly as a by-product of its chemical manufacturing operations.
Through its subsidiary IN OVYN, Ineos is the largest European operator in electrolysis, the critically important technology that uses renewable energy to produce hydrogen for power generation, transport and industrial use.
As for Hyundai, in 2018 it announced the medium and long-term road map ” Fuel Cell Vision 2030 “ to increase the production capacity of hydrogen fuel cell systems up to 700,000 units per year by 2030.