Making its latest move in the North American hydrogen market, Air Products has said will it develop a 10 metric ton per day liquid hydrogen plant in Casa Grande, Arizona, to support zero-emissions mobility in California.

Set to come on-stream in 2023, the entire facility will be run with zero-carbon renewable power, utilising two thyssenkrupp nucera electrolysers to produce gaseous hydrogen, and Air Products technology to convert the gas into a liquid.

In addition to the above, the hydrogen plant will also feature compression technology supplied through the Baker Hughes strategic alliance – the same technology that is also being used at Air Products’ NEOM project in Saudi Arabia.

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”Air Products is proud to contribute to solving a significant energy and environmental challenge.”

Eric Guter, Vice-President of Hydrogen for Mobility at Air Products, said, “We’re excited to bring the new source of green hydrogen to the California market and recognise the vision of decarbonising the transportation sector.”

“California is a global leader in the energy transition and as a global leader in hydrogen and hydrogen for mobility, Air Products is proud to contribute to solving a significant energy and environmental challenge.” 

“The Arizona project is another link in the hydrogen supply chain to ensure reliable supply of decarbonised fuel to customers. Air Products is continuing to pursue other opportunities to produce low and zero-carbon hydrogen to help meet the growing demand in world leading geographies.”

It goes without saying that California has really gone above and beyond when it comes to hydrogen mobility, meaning the new facility to be developed by Air Products will really help the region in its decarbonisation efforts when it comes to mobility.

As part of its efforts, the state has set a goal that all drayage trucks be zero-emissions by 2035 and heavy-duty vehicles convert to zero-emissions vehicles by 2045.