McPhy, the designer, manufacturer and integrator of hydrogen (H2) equipment for the energy, transport and industrial sectors, will be presenting the SimpleFuelTM H2 refuelling station at the 2017 Hannover Messe trade fair from 24th-28th April.
The group, which has jointly developed SimpleFuel with its US partners Ivys Energy Solutions and PDC Machines, manages its production at its San Miniato plant (Italy) and has exclusive distribution rights for Europe. Pre-orders are being taken, with the first deliveries scheduled for the end of 2017.
SimpleFuel is a turnkey, compact and affordable refuelling station. it is a fully integrated H2 generation, compression, storage and dispensing system capable of delivering 5-10 kg/day at pressures up to 700 bar.
In January this year, the US Department of Energy (DOE) awarded the $1m first prize from its H2 Refuel H-Prize competition to SimpleFuel. This competition, organised by the Hydrogen Education Foundation (HEF), aimed to promote the development of on-site affordable small-scale H2 refuelling systems with a view to accelerating the deployment of H2 infrastructure across the US to contribute to the widespread adoption of zero emission mobility.
McPhy’s Chairman and CEO, Pascal Mauberger, commented, “We have worked closely with our US partners over the last two years on the technological and industrial development of this revolutionary H2 refuelling station combining performance, affordability and accessibility. With SimpleFuel, H2 is simpler than ever. Easy to install, all-in-one and user-friendly, SimpleFuel will accelerate the deployment of H2 infrastructures. In this way, it will facilitate the widespread adoption of zero emission mobility, while making it possible to monetise renewable energy surplus.”