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Air Products plans to set up statewide hydrogen refueling stations in California

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Air Products has announced its plans to build a network of commercial-scale and multi-modal hydrogen refueling stations stretching from Northern California to Southern California. The planned stations will be equipped to serve heavy-duty vehicles, such as commercial and municipal trucks and buses, as well light-duty hydrogen fuel cell vehicles.

The company is currently operating six hydrogen refueling stations in Southern California. The new stations will deliver enhanced fueling technology capability, including significantly higher capacity, multiple fueling dispensers and service for both heavy- and light-duty vehicles, it added. 

"Building a robust hydrogen economy infrastructure is critical to the success of the energy transition and meeting our climate change goals," said Eric Guter, Air Products' Vice President, Hydrogen for Mobility, who made the announcement during his keynote address at the California Hydrogen Convention at the Los Angeles Convention Center recently. 

"California is a leader in the energy transition and a first-mover in making zero-emission, heavy-duty transportation in the U.S. a reality. As the world's largest supplier of hydrogen, Air Products has committed to investing $15 billion by 2027 in clean energy megaprojects around the world. Working together, energy companies, vehicle manufacturers and governments can accelerate the energy transition and generate a cleaner future for all", he added. 

As the world's largest supplier of hydrogen, Air Products claims to have hands-on operating experience with over 250 hydrogen fueling station projects in 20 countries, spanning over 1.5 million fueling operations annually. 

"Each state-of-the-art, high-capacity, high-reliability station will be able to fuel up to 200 heavy-duty trucks or 2,000 cars per day," said Alison Hawkins, Air Products' General Manager – Hydrogen for Mobility, Americas. "These stations will be a key driver to help California on its road to a zero-emissions transportation future", he added. 

It is to be noted that Air Products recently announced its plans to build a similar network of multi-modal hydrogen refueling stations connecting Edmonton and Calgary, Alberta in Canada. 


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