HONEOYE FALLS – About 100 new jobs are expected to come to Honeoye Falls following an announcement that Hyzon Motors will expand its current operations.
The fuel cell company plans to renovate 78,000 square-feet of existing building space on Quaker Meeting House Road where the company will manufacture next-gen fuel cells for heavy- and medium-duty commercial vehicles, according to a recent announcement from Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s office.
Construction on the renovated facility is expected to be completed in April.
Hyzon Motors first established operations in 2020 in Honeoye Falls.
Assemblymember Marjorie Byrnes, R-Caleonida, was pleased with the news.
“New jobs are always a welcome addition to any area,” Byrnes said. “The addition of 100 new high-skilled jobs in the 133rd during a pandemic is incredible news. This company currently develops next-generation fuel cell technology that is proven and in use. This will benefit regional and state-wide efforts to advance green technology.”
Empire State Development is assisting the company by providing up to $1.6 million through the Excelsior Tax Credit program. Monroe County and Greater Rochester Enterprise are also assisting with this project. Total project cost has been placed at close to $8 million.
“The expansion of Hyzon Motor’s fuel cell manufacturing technology in New York State is a signal to the market that we are serious about supporting and developing innovative solutions to decarbonize the transportation sector, a major contributor to greenhouse gas emissions, as we transition to a clean energy economy,” said Acting President and CEO New York State Energy Research and Development Authority Doreen M. Harris.
The fuel cells manufactured by Hyzon Motors are compact, powerful and uniquely suited for long haul and high utilization back-to-base trucking, according to the announcement from the governor’s office.
The company also recently entered into a partnership with the French oil company Total SE.
Hyzon Motors also recently announced its plans to go public through a merger with blank-check firm Decarbonization Plus Acquisition Corp in a deal that values the fuel-cell truck startup at $2.7 billion.
Hyzon has developed hydrogen fuel cell stacks that can provide up 150kW of power, and expect to launch fuel cell systems capable of 300kW in 2022.