QUANTUM Awarded Wind-Hydrogen System Contract

July 10, 2002 by Jeff Shepard

QUANTUM Fuel Systems Technologies Worldwide Inc. (Irvine, CA), a wholly owned subsidiary of IMPCO Technologies Inc. (Cerritos, CA), was awarded a contract to provide the hydrogen fuel storage system for a wind-generated hydrogen refueling station being developed for the South Coast Air Quality Management District.

The goal of the project is to provide wind-generated hydrogen to fuel vehicles from the California Fuel Cell Partnership (West Sacramento, CA) and SunLine Transit Agency; the first hydrogen fuel facility powered by wind energy. The facility will generate and compress up to 25kg of hydrogen that will be stored in QUANTUM's ultra-lightweight TriShield tanks. The compressed hydrogen will be stored at pressures up to 6,000psi.

"QUANTUM's involvement in this project is one element of our recent hydrogen-refueling infrastructure initiatives," said QUANTUM Technologies President and COO Alan Niedzwiecki. "This project demonstrates the important role that hydrogen storage plays for more widespread and rapid commercialization of hydrogen as a fuel from initial production to on-board vehicle storage."