Air Products today announced that it has signed an agreement to provide a technology license allowing Air Liquide Advanced Technologies US LLC to practice the patented Air Products technology incorporated in the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) J2601 hydrogen fueling protocol.

Air Products makes such hydrogen fueling technology licenses available for use around the world under fair, reasonable, and non-discriminatory (FRAND) terms. Consistent with its commitment to the SAE, Air Products will provide licenses to anyone seeking to use the patented technology as part of a fueling station project employing the J2601 protocol.

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“We are very proud of our accomplishments in the hydrogen fueling and infrastructure marketplace and believe this license is recognition of our capabilities. We will accommodate additional licenses for our technology as the hydrogen fueling network in the United States and around the world continues to expand,” said Ed Kiczek, Global Business Director, Hydrogen Energy Systems at Air Products.

Bringing SmartFuel forward

Air Products uses its patented hydrogen fueling technology in conjunction with the J2601 protocol at its own SmartFuel® stations, and also those built for other customers. SmartFuel stations worldwide provide hydrogen fueling at 700 bar (10,000 psi).

Air Products has available several SmartFuel stations incorporating modular and expandable technology and a global patent portfolio, with additional patents pending, related to the advancements to be deployed under this protocol.