Startup hybrid driveline maker Hyliion Holdings (NYSE:HYLN ) is partnering with frac sand hauler Detmar Logistics LLC to start the the oil and gas industry servicer on a five-year path to electrifying its fleet. Detmar ordered 10 Hyliion Hybrid Electric units for retrofit on its Class 8 Volvo models. More orders may follow if the first conversions work out.

Hyliion, which touts its coming ERX Hypertruck as capable of achieving negative net-zero carbon emissions, thinks it can help Detmar clean up the part of the fossil fuels industry that requires ground transportation.

Flaring at oil and gas extraction sites is one of the largest greenhouse gas-emitting practices in the industry. Capped and captured, the emissions can be made into the negative net-zero renewable natural gas fuel that Hyliion wants to use.

 

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