Nel Hydrogen’s H2Station® has achieved the world’s first UL system certification of a hydrogen (H2) fuel dispensing system station.

The certification sets the new industrial norm and benchmark for safety level and legal compliance for H2 fuelling stations. It also enables a faster and more streamlined installation and permitting process in the United States. 

The H2 fuel dispensing system having achieved UL certification is designed and manufactured in accordance with all the applicable standards for safety. UL certification, carried out by a National Recognised Testing Laboratory, is renowned as the most trusted and thorough third-party certification achievable in the US and exemplifies the high level of safety of the H2Station.

“We are proud that our H2Station is the world’s first standardised H2 fuelling station to achieve third-party certification by a renowned National Recognized Testing Laboratory, such as UL. Pioneering this advancement for H2 fuelling in California and the US, as well as our investments into high-volume manufacturing, underlines our commitment to enable a widespread and cost-effective deployment of H2 fuelling,” says Jon André Løkke, CEO of Nel Hydrogen.

Historically, H2 stations in the US have featured customized designs with a limited field evaluation certification, completed at each site after installation. The H2Station stands out as a fully standardised H2 fuelling product, where the UL H2 fuel dispensing system certification is achieved for the product design as part of the manufacturing process, greatly reducing the time and cost needed for extensive technical assessments and tests at site during installation. The UL system Certification also helps to provide assurances of product safety, enabling significantly faster permitting process for Local Authorities Having Jurisdiction.

“The standardised and now UL Certified H2Station with its streamlined manufacturing, installation and permitting processes will be crucial to the continued expansion and volume ramp-up of H2 fuelling station deployments across California and the US,” says Løkke.

Milan Dotlich, VP of Operations for Energy and Power Technologies at UL adds: “I’m pleased to support Nel Hydrogen as the first to proactively receive UL system certification for their H2Station. This paves the way for H2 fuelling equipment to be more safely deployed across the globe.”

The standardised H2Station product is the result of focused and substantial R&D efforts, high-volume, lean manufacturing processes, and the achievement of higher levels of safety and product quality. H2Station are currently manufactured at the world’s largest factory for H2 fuelling stations, which has a capacity of up to 300 stations per year at full capacity.