The Port of Long Beach, California, has taken another step forward in its hydrogen journey with a newly signed contract that will support the development of hydrogen refuelling infrastructure to fill Toyota vehicles.
Clean energy solutions provider Xebec Adsorption today (11th Feb) confirmed its involvement in the project, stating that it has received a hydrogen purification system order from Connecticut-based FuelCell Energy.
FuelCell Energy will use the pressure swing adsorption (PSA) based system to purify hydrogen produced by its SureSource™ Hydrogen system to help meet the required standards for fuelling zero emission vehicles.
Green hydrogen will be produced from renewable natural gas and fed into FuelCell Energy’s trigeneration process to help the port’s mission to lower carbon emissions and improve air quality in the community.
Commenting on the development, Jason Few, President and CEO of FuelCell Energy, said, “FuelCell Energy is excited to work with Xebec to deliver high-purity hydrogen. FuelCell Energy is working under contract to Toyota at the Port of Long Beach to deliver the hydrogen necessary to promote the further adoption of fuel cell electric vehicles, deliver green hydrogen, and provide reclaimed water produced by our platform to facilitate car-washing operations.”
“We believe that this installation will be the only installation in world simultaneously delivering carbon neutral power, green hydrogen, and water from a single platform.”
Kurt Sorschak, Chairman, CEO and President of Xebec Adsorption, added, “We are excited to be collaborating with Fuel Cell Energy on this project. This installation at the Port of Long Beach is an excellent application of distributed hydrogen generation for fuel cell electric vehicles using renewable natural gas to provide renewable hydrogen.”
“Hydrogen is becoming increasingly important as corporations and governments around the world strive for net-zero and zero-emission vehicles. In addition to our renewable natural gas business, we expect Xebec will play a more significant role as a hydrogen technology provider in helping customers displace higher carbon fuels and high-emission diesel trucks with FCEVs in the coming years.”