New Shell Hydrogen Station in California
The new station will be the first high-pressure fueling station aimed at private consumers in the state and, according to the ones to build it, the first in the world to handle for hydrogen-powered vehicles at the same time.
"Powertech's leadership in hydrogen station design is based on our distinct competitive advantage: technical expertise combined with state of the art hydrogen fueling technology" Eamonn Percy, Powertech CEO said in a release. "This is a tremendous opportunity to partner with Shell to further advance both hydrogen fueling technology and infrastructure."
The new station is part of Shell's plan to build an extra four fueling stations, as part of a $1.7 million grant received from the California Air Resources Board. This station alone will double the amount of hydrogen available for consumers in California.
"We are delighted to collaborate with an industry leader in clean transportation such as Powertech on this project," Duncan Macleod, Shell Vice President of Hydrogen added. "This is an important step as we continue to build hydrogen fueling infrastructure, in line with the automakers' plans to develop hydrogen vehicles."
Back in July, Shell opened its second hydrogen filling station in the greater New York City area, aimed to fulfill the needs of the same Chevrolet Equinox owners. The California based station is the last planned for this year. After it is built, Shell will leap from demonstration stations to a cluster of stand-alone stations.