PDC Machines, a Pennsylvania-based a manufacturer of diaphragm gas compressors for alternative energy/hydrogen refuelling stations, has introduced its SimpleFuel™ on-site hydrogen fuelling station.
SimpleFuel™, an on-site hydrogen generation, storage and dispensing appliance, uses water and electricity to produce high purity fuel cell-grade hydrogen.
The station has the ability to dispense fast ‘opportunity’ fills or full fills up to 700bar. SimpleFuel™ converts 3.8 gallons of filtered water into enough hydrogen to fill one hydrogen powered vehicle to travel over 360 miles.
“The SimpleFuel™ product is aimed at addressing specific needs of the hydrogen infrastructure in the automotive and industrial mobility applications,” said Kareem Afzak, Partner and Vice-President of PDC Machines.
“This technology can be used in homes, community centres, small businesses, or similar locations for re-fuelling hydrogen fuel cell electric vehicles and material handling vehicles.”
PDC Machines co-operated with Ivy Energy Solutions and McPhy North America to produce the SimpleFuel™.
The SimpleFuel™ has already received awards from the United States Department of Energy and the Lower Bucks Chamber of Commerce.