The “first of its kind” hydrogen fuelling station has been opened in Golden, Colorado, by Air Products.

The 700 bar (10,000 psi) hydrogen fuelling station, which includes Air Products’ SmartFuel hydrogen fuelling dispenser, is the first-of-its-kind in the state and was dedicated on the first-ever National Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Day in the United States (US) on Friday 9 October.

“Air Products is proud that NREL chose our SmartFuel technology for the hydrogen fuelling equipment for their station,” Ed Kiczek, global business director – Hydrogen Energy Systems at Air Products, told the audience as part of his comments at the event.

“The world faces a huge challenge in making the shift toward clean sustainable energy sources and using those resources as efficiently as possible. Those of us in the hydrogen fuelling market applaud and commend the effort of the government for taking a world-leading role. Air Products looks forward to the major vehicle rollout over the next year, and to our important role in providing the fuelling infrastructure required to support it.”

Kiczek also applauded the efforts of the US Senate which passed Resolution 217 on September 29th formally recognising Friday as National Hydrogen Fuel Cell Day, as well as the efforts of the Fuel Cell & Hydrogen Energy Association in working toward this recognition.