Climate Now

Re-imagining Heavy-Duty Trucking with Hydrogen and Carbon Capture

January 25, 2022 James Lawler, Darren Hau, Paul Gross, Bav Roy Season 1 Episode 43
Climate Now
Re-imagining Heavy-Duty Trucking with Hydrogen and Carbon Capture
Show Notes

Heavy-duty, long-haul trucks - known as Class 8 trucks - account for more than 1 billion tons of carbon dioxide emissions worldwide each year.

Electrification, while a practical option for most of the trucking industry (see last week's episode), is not yet as feasible for long-haul Class 8 trucks. |

What options might exist to decarbonize heavy-duty trucking in the short and medium term, if not with electrification?

Climate Now spoke with two entrepreneurs whose companies are developing alternative technologies to reduce heavy-duty transport emissions: Bav Roy, co-founder and COO of Verne, a start-up optimizing hydrogen storage for fuel cell trucks; and Paul Gross, the co-CEO and co-founder of Remora, a startup that captures carbon from the exhaust pipe of trucks.

Listen now as we explore the challenges and growth opportunities for these two technologies, infrastructure considerations, and more.

Chapters:
00:15 Heavy-duty emissions
1:44 Verne Hydrogen introduction
6:03 Remora Carbon Capture introduction
7:14 Why it's hard to decarbonize trucking
9:35 Why use fuel cells?
12:23 Verne technology
14:50 Remora technology
22:08 Verne market timeline
27:05 Remora market timeline
29:35 Wrap-up discussion with hosts Darren and James