( Bloomberg)– Fuel-cell truck startup Hyzon Motors Inc.’s deal to go public through blank-check company Decarbonization Plus Acquisition Corp. will include a $400 million financial investment, according to people familiar with the matter.

Individuals in the personal financial investment in public equity, or PIPELINE, consist of BlackRock Inc., Fidelity Management & Research Co. and Wellington Management, to name a few, said the people, who asked not to be determined since the details was private.

The PIPELINE, which was oversubscribed, becomes part of Hyzon’s arrangement with Decarbonization Plus, which is backed by private equity firm Riverstone Holdings, the people said. Bloomberg News previously reported that Hyzon was in speak with merge with Decarbonization Plus, an unique purpose acquisition company, or SPAC, that raised about $226 million in an initial public offering in October.

Representatives for Hyzon and Decarbonization Plus declined to comment. Spokespeople for Fidelity and Wellington could not be reached for remark, while BlackRock didn’t have an immediate response.

Hyzon is the most recent in a string of clean-energy automobile startups to think about SPAC mergers. The deal would generate about $626 million in gross profits for Hyzon, individuals said.

Hydrogen and fuel-cell innovation in commercial cars isn’t new. Nevertheless, financier interest has intensified since U.S. startup Nikola Corp. went public in June in a handle blank-check business VectoIQ Acquisition Corp.

Despite having no income, Nikola’s market value rose as high as $288 billion before relapsing to its existing valuation of about $9 billion. Nikola has actually guaranteed international fleets of hydrogen fuel-cell semi trucks and other industrial lorries and strategies to begin production in 2023.

Hyzon was spun out of Singapore-based Horizon Fuel Cell Technologies Pte, which has been developing fuel-cell innovation for business applications for nearly 20 years. The startup, whose financiers include Overall SE, makes hydrogen-powered eighteen-wheelers, buses and coaches.

The company is headquartered at a former General Motors Co. center near Rochester in Honeoye Falls, New York City. In July, it revealed prepare for a plant in the Netherlands as part of a joint venture with Holthausen Clean Technology BV. It also has undefined manufacturing activities with an undisclosed partner in Shanghai, and operations in other places in Asia and in Australia.

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Decarbonization Plus, led by Erik Anderson, stated last year it would target a company “whose principal effort is developing and advancing a platform that decarbonizes the most carbon-intensive sectors.”

Hyzon already has more than 400 business lorries on the roadway using its fuel cell innovation, the business has stated. It expects to provide about 5,000 fuel cell-powered trucks and buses by 2023 and is targeting yearly capability of around 40,000 fuel cell-electric lorries by2025 In August, Hyzon reached a handle Australian mining company Fortescue Metals Group Ltd. to develop a fleet of hydrogen fuel cell buses.

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