Air Products to Build Hydrogen Fueling Station

May 18, 2003 by Jeff Shepard

Air Products and Chemicals Inc. (Allentown, PA) announced plans to design and build a hydrogen fueling station that will provide hydrogen to fuel delivery vehicles for the joint Fuel Cell Delivery Vehicle Initiative of the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), DaimlerChrysler AG and the United Parcel Service Inc. The Initiative responds to the national challenge set out by President George W. Bush in his 2003 State of the Union message, calling for concerted efforts to move the country toward greater use of hydrogen as a carrier of energy throughout the economy.

The fuel-cell-powered vehicles in the initiative will operate on compressed hydrogen fuel from the Air Products' hydrogen fueling station to be built at EPA's Ann Arbor facility. The station will use the latest technology for hydrogen storage, dispensing and safety, and will be in operation in late 2003. The facility will provide hydrogen for all the fuel cell delivery vehicles involved with the Initiative, and also will be available for other EPA hydrogen fuel projects and hydrogen vehicles in the regional area.