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Air Products and Chemicals, Inc. (Air Products) is in the process of designing and procuring equipment for the construction of six new hydrogen fueling stations. The stations will be located at retail gasoline stations in Southern California and are planned for Santa Monica, Beverly Hills, West Los Angeles, Hermosa Beach, Irvine North, and Hawthorne. The Company will also upgrade a hydrogen refueling station in Diamond Bar at the South Coast Air Quality Management District (AQMD) and another at the University of California at Irvine. The project includes commissioning and start up of a centralized hydrogen fill system located in Wilmington, CA and hydrogen delivery trucks. The stations will have the capacity to dispense over 150 kilograms (kg) of hydrogen daily. This capacity can fill roughly 20 fuel cell vehicles that fill up with 7 kg of hydrogen.

Grant Amount

The Energy Commission will provide $11,231,733.

Match Funding

Air Products will provide match funding of $ 4,592,178.

Project Benefits

FCVs produce zero tailpipe emissions and will reduce lifecycle greenhouse gas emissions by 44 percent compared to a conventional gasoline vehicle, depending on the percentage of renewable hydrogen dispensed. This project exemplifies California’s commitment to commercializing zero emission vehicles (ZEVs) that use hydrogen as a fuel and it supports California’s plan to diversify transportation fuels. Automobile manufacturers plan to roll out hydrogen fuel cell vehicles (FCVs) in the 2015-2017 timeframe, and this project is part of California’s vision to expand the network of hydrogen fueling stations to 100.

Grant Agreement Number: ARV-10-048

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