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Air Products and Chemicals, Inc. (Air Products) is constructing and completing eight new hydrogen refueling stations. The stations will be located at retail gasoline stations in Southern California: Los Angeles-Beverly Blvd., Los Angeles-Santa Monica Blvd., Lawndale, Redondo Beach, Santa Monica-Cloverfield, Woodland Hills, and Mission Viejo. Another station, planned for Irvine, is undergoing relocation considerations. The Company also upgraded hydrogen refueling station at the South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD) facility in Diamond Bar, California and another station at the University of California at Irvine in Irvine. The new and upgraded stations will each have the capacity to dispense up to 180 kg of hydrogen daily. This project also includes commissioning and startup of a centralized hydrogen fill facility located in Wilmington, CA and twelve hydrogen delivery trucks. On average, each car uses 0.7 kg/day, so 1,800 kg of hydrogen from these ten stations can support a fleet of up to 2,500 Fuel Cell Electric Vehicles (FCEVs) daily.

Grant Amount

The Energy Commission will provide $18,823,083.

Match Funding

Air Products will provide match funding of $ 6,472,006.

Project Benefits

FCEVs 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 FCEVs in the 2015-2017 timeframe, and this project is part of California’s vision to expand the network of hydrogen refueling stations to 100.

Grant Agreement Number: ARV-10-048 and ARV-12-059

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