The California Energy Commission approved grants of $18,690,000 for the building of 7 new hydrogen fueling station plus a few other hydrogen infrastructure upgrades. The major players, who must put up matching funds for the hydrogen fueling stations, include Linde LLC, Hydrogen Frontier Inc., Air Products and Air Liquide.
Here is the breakdown: “Linde, LLC, will receive $4.5 million to install three hydrogen fueling stations in the cities of Mountain View and Cupertino (both in Santa Clara County), and Foster City (San Mateo County). The agreement includes a $3,069,948 match-funding requirement.
“Hydrogen Frontier, Inc., will receive $3 million to build a 100 percent renewable hydrogen fueling station in Chino (San Bernardino County). The award agreement includes a $1,615,385 match-funding requirement.
“Air Products and Chemicals, Inc., will receive $2,999,172 to install two hydrogen fueling stations and to automate two trailer loading operations for transporting hydrogen for fueling from a production facility in Southern California. The fueling stations will be located in Woodland Hills (Los Angeles County) and Mission Viejo (Orange County). The award agreement includes a $1,614,927 match funding requirement.
“Air Liquide Industrial US LP, will receive $1.5 million to build a hydrogen fueling station in Anaheim (Orange County). The award agreement includes a $933,996 match-funding requirement.”
The South Coast Air Quality Management District will also receive $6.7 million to evaluate and upgrade public hydrogen fueling stations in Los Angeles, San Bernardino, Riverside and Orange Counties.
This will add 7 more hydrogen fueling stations to the California road map for hydrogen cars laid out by the California Fuel Cell Partnership (CaFCP) in 2012.