Plug Power has deployed its third hybrid GenFuel hydrogen (H2) station in Florida, US.
Based on continued success with its first two hybrid GenFuel stations in Texas and California, Plug Power launched a third station in Cocoa that combines the best attributes of liquid H2 storage with on-site H2 generation. With rising demands for H2, these stations enable customers to respond fast and easily to H2 demand peaks.
Plug Power customers using the hybrid system enjoy business-enhancing benefits, including lower H2 fuel costs, and the flexibility to easily respond to seasonal business dynamics, such as those seen within the retail industry.
In addition, the on-site H2 generation capability provides operational continuity throughout logistical emergencies, during which H2 fuel delivery may be interrupted. This attribute is critical in states like Florida, where hurricane season can have a significant impact on businesses and their customers.
“Plug Power solutions are designed to keep customer fleets up and running, significantly improving productivity, efficiency and the bottom line,” said Andy Marsh, CEO for Plug Power. “With this deployment, we’re expanding the availability of economical H2 solutions for electric vehicle operating fleets in North America.”
The GenFuel hybrid fuelling station includes a natural gas-fed reformer and liquid H2 storage. The on-site generation solution reliably produces H2 via the modular reformer and utilizes stored liquid H2 to manage demand peaks.
This hybrid fuelling station is another example of Plug Power’s continued effort to be on the cutting edge of H2 technology in order to expand the global H2 economy. To date, Plug Power GenFuel customers have performed more than 15 million H2 fuels into more than 21,000 electric vehicles. Plug Power has also completed more than 70 H2 fuelling stations, each with four to six H2 dispensers.