Hydrogen (H2) and fuel cell company Plug Power has deployed its novel GenFuel hybrid H2 fuelling station in Apple Valley, California.

The hybrid station combines the best attributes of liquid hydrogen (H2) storage with on-site H2 generation.

The US-company said for customers, the combined results of the GenFuel hybrid solution include lower H2 fuel costs, reduced capital expense, and the flexibility to easily respond to demand peaks. In addition, the on-site H2 generation capability provides operational continuity throughout logistical emergencies in which fuel delivery may be interrupted.

“Plug Power and California are leaders in the H2 economy and deployment of H2 powered mobility,” said Andy Marsh, CEO of Plug Power. “With this deployment and launch of our new hybrid H2 fuelling station solution in Apple Valley, Plug Power continues to expand our served market and meet the need for economical H2 solutions for electric vehicle operating fleets.”

The GenFuel hybrid fuelling station incudes a natural gas-fed reformer and liquid H2 storage. The on-site generation solution reliably produces H2 per the modular reformer and utilises stored liquid H2 to manage demand peaks. Plug Power is an industry leader with it’s GenFuel line of scalable H2 fuelling stations. To date, the company has completed more than 60 H2 fuelling stations, each with 4 to 6 H2 dispensers. GenFuel customers have performed 11 million H2 fills of electric vehicles, dispensing over 6.7 million kilograms of H2.