Air Products to install hydrogen forklifts infrastructure


Air Products is to install an indoor hydrogen fuelling infrastructure to fill a fleet of over 200 fuel cell powered lift trucks, which will operate at a new grocers distribution centre in Illinois.

Central Grocers’ new distribution centre in Joliet, Illinois is set to be operational by the end of the first quarter of 2009 and it is there that the benefits of hydrogen-powered vehicles will be evident.

Air Products’ indoor hydrogen fuelling dispenser and related infrastructure will fuel the fleet of new forklift trucks, supplied by Yale Equipment Services and fitted with Plug Power’s GenDrive hydrogen fuel cell power packs.

Air Products’ fuelling infrastructure will include outdoor liquid hydrogen storage and compression system, along with multiple indoor fuelling dispensers for operator refuelling.

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