A new player has entered the hydrogen equipment market, with the aim to create the most advanced and smallest hydrogen filling station ever built.
GenH2 is focused on a total station solution capable of onsite hydrogen production of up to 1,250kg per day, with an integrated carbon capture solution. Each station has the option of storing the hydrogen in either gaseous or liquid form, which is not only safer but also guarntees the purity of the hydrogen.
Revealing the company’s launch exclusively to H2 View, GenH2 CEO Cody Bateman enthused, “The hydrogen economy has arrived with more hydrogen vechicles on the road every year. Hydrogen is the cleanest energy that vehicles can use but the problems of creating economically efficient filling stations for cars and trucks have been prohibitive…until now.”
“Our proven and patented technology allows each station to sit on a much smaller footprint (less than 700 sq ft) so that they can be placed in both urban and rural settings and are small enough to be installed at existing gasoline stations and truck stops.”
Building out the infrastructure of hydrogen fuelling stations is necessary for market growth, and widely acknowledged
as one of the challenges facing the sector. Bateman says that today in the US, there are 150,000 gasoline stations, 500 electric vehicle power stations, and just 70 hydrogen filling stations, adding, “By utilising a modular design that can be mass produced in our factory we are planning on producing more than 40 stations in 2022 and then producing 100 stations per year thereafter.”
After the stations are fully tested at the factory, Bateman told H2 View, they are shipped to their final location and can be fully operational within two weeks. The first stations will be concentrated in California, where there is already significant support from the local, state and federal governments for hydrogen stations. “We already have commitments for more than 50 of our stations and will start production of our first four stations after the first of the year,” he affirmed.
“Major manufacturers are building hydrogen vehicles now and more plan to do so in the future. Toyota, GM, Hyundai, Mercedes-Benz, Volvo, and Nikola just to name a few. With this newer, more efficient way of providing hydrogen, we expect there to be tremendous expansion of producing hydrogen vehicles.”
Further updates are expected to be revealed in the months ahead, with Bateman adding, “There is much more about our company and our technology to be released in the coming months. Keep your eye on GenH2 and join our journey…”