California Energy Commission regulators on Friday approved $39.1m of funding for 36 new hydrogen stations in the sunshine state, marking the largest California investment in hydrogen infrastructure since 2015.
Funds were awarded to FirstElement Fuel, Iwatani and Shell under the Assembly Bill 8, passed in 2013.
Another 87 stations were also recommended for funding to these same awardees in subsequent funding batches, meaning California could have 123 new hydrogen stations in total to expand its “early commercial light-duty hydrogen refuelling and fuel cell electric vehicle markets.”
With this latest funding announcement, California continues to lead the way in hydrogen infrastructure deployment in the US. The state currently has 42 hydrogen stations open.