Melbourne hydrogen hub set to be boosted with new “SimpleFuelFast” station
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Melbourne hydrogen hub set to be boosted with new “SimpleFuelFast” station

To support the decarbonisation of transportation in Melbourne, Australia, PDC Machines, ENGV and Ivys Energy Solutions is teaming up to deliver a “SimpleFuelFast” station for CSIRO’s hydrogen hub.

A SimpleFuelFast station enables quicker adoption of zero-emission fuel cell electric vehicles (FCEV) by providing a quick access to communities, businesses, and fleet operators a convenient hydrogen fuelling option.

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It includes an all-in-one solution customised for CSIRO to include 20kg/day production through PEM electrolysis, compression, cascade storage up to 1000 bar, chilling for fast fills, 700 bar dispensing, controls, safeties, and factory certification.

This refuelling station is regarded as a key milestone for the CSIRO’s hydrogen industry mission with it set to support Australia’s clean hydrogen industry development.

Dr. Patrick Hartley, Leader of CSIRO Hydrogen Industry Mission, said, “The goal of CSIRO’s Hydrogen Industry Mission is to support the vision of a clean and competitive hydrogen industry for Australia. We will do this by delivering research, development, and demonstration partnerships which help make Australia’s hydrogen markets a reality.

“We are excited to be working with ENGV, PDC Machines, and Ivys Energy Solutions to establish this hydrogen refueling system as a “real world” hydrogen technology demonstration as part of our Victorian Hydrogen Hub initiative with Swinburne University.”

Jim Petrecky, Vice-President Sales for Hydrogen Energy, at PDC Machines, said, “SimpleFuelFast is the most cost-effective, compact station on the market and offers all stages of hydrogen fueling from onsite production to fast-fill dispensing.

“This station complements the roll-out of large station networks to ensure hydrogen availability that is critical for large-scale adoption of fuel cell vehicles.”

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