The Newport Beach hydrogen station, operated by Shell, is open for business! It is the 35th retail hydrogen station in California and located in Orange County.
The hydrogen station first opened in 2012 and was recently upgraded to accommodate retail sales.
The Ontario hydrogen station is open for business! It is the 34th retail hydrogen station in California and located at the western end of the Inland Empire.
The Ontario station provides 100% renewable hydrogen to FCEV drivers and is the first station in Southern California to provide all major alternative transportation fuels; it also offers biofuel, CNG, and plug-in electric charging.
At the California Fuel Cell Partnership public meeting in October, Shell was invited to become a member of CaFCP’s executive board. Shell is the first energy company to join the board. Shell and its affiliates within the Shell Group of Companies are taking part in various initiatives to encourage the adoption of hydrogen as a transport fuel.
The Mountain View hydrogen station is open for business! It is the 32nd retail hydrogen station in California and was developed by Linde North America. Linde also operates the San Ramon, San Juan Capistrano and West Sacramento hydrogen stations.
Across the globe, we continue to see good news about fuel cell electric buses (FCEBs) in North America, China, Japan and Europe.
In California, we have 21 FCEBs in operation, more than 15 years of service and more than 2.5 million miles of experience; they perform as well as any conventional bus. In the next few years, California will more than double its fuel cell bus fleet, adding 32.
The California Air Resources Board and the California Energy Commission released the Joint Agency Staff Report on Assembly Bill 8: 2017 Annual Assessment of Time and Cost Needed to Attain 100 Hydrogen Refueling Stations in California that follows two previously published joint reports in accordance with Assembly Bill 8 (AB 8) that was signed into law in 2013.
Thanksgiving will soon be upon us, marking the launch of the holiday season. It also causes us to reflect on our accomplishments, individual and collective, personal and professional.
At the Fuel Cell Partnership, we wanted to express our thanks to the many individuals, organizations, and accomplishments in the hydrogen and fuel cell world that we have encountered over the past year.