Air Products' newest hydrogen fuelling station in Riverside, California was busy filling hydrogen converted vehicles as the City of Riverside held a dedication ceremony officially declaring the station open.

It is the second hydrogen fuelling station Air Products has opened within a week as a station in Santa Ana, Calif. was dedicated on Jan. 26. These two stations are part of a five-city hydrogen fuelling alternative energy demonstration program being implemented by the South Coast Air Quality Management District (AQMD).

The respective cities involved will use Air Products' fuelling technology to fuel electric hybrid Toyota Prius® vehicles converted to be hydrogen capable by Quantum Technologies.

'This five cities effort continues to grow our leadership position in hydrogen fuelling in California.'

'These AQMD projects showcase the multiple hydrogen fuelling technology options that we have to offer,' said Dan Rabun, California hydrogen fuel business manager for Air Products. 'At Riverside, the city is fuelling vehicles at a permanent station, with hydrogen generated from on-site electrolysis-based hydrogen production, and at Santa Ana the city is using our mobile fuelling product to deliver hydrogen produced by reformation technology. This five cities effort continues to grow our leadership position in hydrogen fuelling in California.'

Additional locations involved with the AQMD five cities effort that will dedicate and operate hydrogen fuelling stations this year include Burbank, Santa Monica, and Ontario. In all, the five stations will provide hydrogen to a fleet of 30 hydrogen burning internal combustion vehicles.