The California Energy Commission has awarded $46.6 million in funding to several companies in order to build 28 new hydrogen fueling stations. Currently in California there are 9 existing H2 stations and 17 in development. The 28 new stations will be in addition to these 26 other stations.
Last year, the California legislature allocated $20 million per year through 2023 in order to build 100 H2 fueling stations in the state. On Tuesday this week I had talked about how FirstElement Fuel received $27.6 million of the CEC’s $46.6 million allocation so that they could build and operate 19 of the new stations.
Here is the breakdown in funding according to the CEC:
- Air Liquide Industrial US LP will receive $2,125,000 to construct a 100% renewable hydrogen refueling station in Palo Alto.
- FirstElement Fuel, Inc. will receive $2,902,000 to construct two 100 percent renewable refueling stations in Los Angeles, and $24,667,000 for 17 stations in Campbell, Coalinga, Costa Mesa, Hayward, Laguna Niguel, Lake Forest, La Canada Flintridge, Long Beach, Mill Valley, San Diego, San Jose, Santa Barbara, Saratoga, South Pasadena, South San Francisco, Redwood City and Truckee.
- HyGen Industries, LLC will receive $5,306,814 to construct three 100 percent renewable hydrogen refueling stations in Orange, Pacific Palisades and Rohnert Park.
- Institute of Gas Technology will receive $999,677 for a mobile refueling unit.
- ITM Power, Inc. will receive $2,125,000 to construct a station in Riverside.
- Linde LLC will receive $4,250,000 to construct stations in Oakland and San Ramon.
- Hydrogen Technology & Energy Corporation (HTEC) will receive $2,125,000 to construct a station in Woodside.
- Ontario CNG Station Inc. will receive $2,125,000 to construct a station in Ontario.
As Steve Jobs used to say, “But wait, there’s more!” In addition to all of this, California State University, Los Angeles has just opened up their own public hydrogen fueling station (pictured above). The fueling station will be strategically located at the corner of the 10 and 710 freeways, close to the 5, 60 and 110 freeways and 5 minutes from downtown Los Angeles.