Hydrogenics, in conjunction with the US Department of Energy’s fourth annual Hydrogen (H2) & Fuel Cell Day, has opened its newest North American facility in California.

Located near San Diego, the site will primarily focus on the integration of H2 fuel cell systems into heavy-duty truck and bus platforms for customers in California, while also serving as a local support centre for fuelling, energy storage and power system projects throughout the state.

Rob Del Core, Managing Director of Hydrogenics USA, stated, “This marks an exciting moment in the business evolution of Hydrogenics. While we’ve had sales and service staff committed to California and the broader US markets for over a decade, we’ve come to recognise – with the state ranked as the world’s fifth largest economy – the importance of having a dedicated presence to support the needs of our customers there and strengthen our business development activities.”

“Hydrogenics has long been a proponent of important California initiatives designed to reduce society’s reliance on fossil fuels,” added Daryl Wilson, President and CEO of Hydrogenics. “We supported the very early rollout of fuelling stations and various vehicle platforms that showcase the benefits of H2 technology, and this new facility underscores our commitment to the state and its customers. We envision a bright future for Hydrogenics in California, where we see excellent market potential for our advanced fuel cell power systems, energy storage applications, and electrolysis-based H2 fuelling stations.”