Air Products’ Hydrogen Technology Fuels 2009 Hydrogen Road Tour
“We are pleased to be providing the hydrogen technology and infrastructure for this tour again this year. Last year’s event on the East Coast was a great success, and we believe the West Coast public will enjoy seeing and driving these hydrogen powered vehicles over the coming days. Continued exposure of these vehicles and hydrogen fueling gives people and the media a greater understanding that the technology is really here today,” said
Today’s first day of the tour includes fueling at Air Products’ hydrogen fueling station at the
The California Air Resources Board, California Fuel Cell Partnership (CaFCP), Powertech Labs (on behalf of
On the Hydrogen Road Tour, the public will be able to see the latest hydrogen fuel cell electric vehicles from Daimler, General Motors, Honda, Hyundai-Kia, Nissan, Toyota and Volkswagen, including several new models, as well as fuel cell transit buses at several stops.
According to the NHA, there are over 300 zero-emission fuel cell vehicles placed on U.S. roads today along with 62 operational hydrogen fueling stations in anticipation of plans released by automakers, energy companies and government agencies to collectively roll out 4,300 passenger vehicles to customers in
“Fuel cell technology is on the verge of becoming a practical alternative to burning gasoline,” said Air Resources Board Chairman
Air Products, the leading hydrogen supplier to refineries to assist in making cleaner burning transportation fuels, has placed over 90 hydrogen fueling stations in
Air Products has more than 50 years of hydrogen experience and is on the forefront of hydrogen energy technology development. Air Products has an extensive patent portfolio with over 50 patents in hydrogen dispensing technology. For more information on Air Products’ hydrogen fueling station technologies go to www.airproducts.com/h2energy.
Air Products (NYSE: APD) serves customers in industrial, energy, technology and healthcare markets worldwide with a unique portfolio of atmospheric gases, process and specialty gases, performance materials, and equipment and services. Founded in 1940, Air Products has built leading positions in key growth markets such as semiconductor materials, refinery hydrogen, home healthcare services, natural gas liquefaction, and advanced coatings and adhesives. The company is recognized for its innovative culture, operational excellence and commitment to safety and the environment. Air Products had fiscal 2008 revenues of
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