Macaw Energies will power the system with its low carbon liquefied natural gas (LNG) produced with natural gas that otherwise would be flared or wasted. The e-Boost solution will be deployed at Macaw's pilot project in Texas, which aims to accelerate EV adoption of fleet customers through an ultra-high-speed charging hub for Macaw's EVs powered on low-carbon, flare gas technology.
Pioneer Power's innovative e-Boost solution will help Macaw develop its first EV charging hub, including direct-current ultra-fast chargers, capable of reaching power levels up to 300 kW for a single vehicle – making a full charge possible for large EVs in less than an hour. Alternatively, e-Boost can charge up to four EVs at one time, delivering 360 KW of combined power, exceeding the standards set by NEVI for highway EV charging requirements.
The LNG to power the e-Boost solution will be delivered to Macaw's EV charging hub as an affordable and clean energy source. Macaw will utilise its industry leading liquefaction technology to treat natural gas that would otherwise be flared and wasted to produce LNG and efficiently transport the fuel to deliver low carbon energy that will power the e-Boost solution for off-grid EV charging. Future Macaw EV charging hubs are planned for various locations throughout the US in 2024.
"Macaw is a pioneer in creating and delivering affordable low carbon, flare gas to EV charging hubs that are much needed to help large fleets accelerate EV adoption and help lower the carbon footprint for the transportation industry," commented Nathan Mazurek, Pioneer's chairman and CEO. "We believe that Macaw's commitment to convert wasted flare gas to sustainable energy for EV charging is not just innovative but also underscores the need for investment to capture and re-use wasted resources for energy for a better path to Net Zero. We are proud to support this important initiative and believe that our highly flexible e-Boost solution will help Macaw to harness this wasted resource and deliver meaningful environmental benefits.”