Air Liquide has announced the location of two hydrogen (H2) stations in New York. One of which is with Applegreen, a global provider of service stations that offers customers high-end retail concessions.
Applegreen was recently named NACS Insight 2016 International Convenience Retailer of the Year for their M1 Lisburn service area in Northern Ireland. The station will be located in Hempstead, New York.
Air Liquide also has secured a site location and lease agreement for a H2 station in Brooklyn, New York.
The H2 stations are expected to be online sometime during the second half of 2017 in anticipation of the zero emission H2 fuel cell electric vehicles (FCEVs) expected to come into the market.
The introduction of the FCEVs play an integral and complementary role in providing consumers in the New York region with a clean and sustainable energy solution for transportation.
Following the four stations previously announced in Connecticut, Massachusetts, and New York, these stations are two of the twelve stations planned by Air Liquide in the northeast US, in collaboration with Toyota Motor Sales USA, Inc.
Ole Hoefelmann, CEO of Air Liquide Advanced Technologies US LLC and Vice-President of Air Liquide advanced Business & Technologies Americas, commented, “We are excited about the latest additions to our H2 station project in the Northeast. We are eager to forge ahead with New York in this endeavour, in order to make their Zero Emission Vehicle deployment objectives a reality in their state. The expansion of the New York state’s Environmental Protection Fund to now include funding for clean vehicle projects like H2 infrastructure is a great step forward in the deployment of H2 energy.”
Joe Barrett, COO of Applegreen PLC, states, “We value the opportunity to be one of the first service stations in the Northeast working with Air Liquide to integrate a H2 station onsite. Integrating the H2 station is a beneficial addition for us, as we are able to provide state of the art services to all our customer types, including those with H2 fuel cell electric vehicles. With zero emissions, H2 offers a clean alternative to energy and we are looking forward to offering our customers on Long Island a competitive and efficient fuelling experience.”