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Chicago & Midwest   /   March 2, 2021

Paul Bubny
By: Paul Bubny

Hyzon Selects Chicagoland for Nation’s Largest Hydrogen Fuel Cell Factory

Hyzon Motors Inc. said Monday it planned to build the largest fuel cell membrane electrode assembly (MEA) production line for commercial vehicles in the U.S. at its new Hyzon Innovation Center in Bolingbrook, IL, just outside Chicago.
At full capacity, the Bolingbrook facility is expected to produce enough MEAs to cover the production needs for up to 12,000 hydrogen-fuel-cell-powered trucks annually.

Hyzon chairman George Gu said, "The new Hyzon Innovation Center is essential to our strategy to expand the US hydrogen supply chain, reduce fuel cell costs for commercialization, and create local jobs. We chose the greater Chicago area due to its top-tier universities, national labs, equipment companies and manufacturers, and a large pool of talent for recruiting a highly-skilled workforce.”

MEAs are currently produced in Canada, Europe, Japan, Korea and China at commercial scale. Smaller-scale MEA production in the U.S. has so far been a supply and cost bottleneck.

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Paul Bubny serves as Senior Content Director for Connect Commercial Real Estate, a role to which he brings 13-plus years’ experience covering the commercial real estate industry and 30-plus years in business-to-business journalism.
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