California Energy Commission funds more hydrogen fuelling stations


The California Energy Commission (CEC) has awarded more than $16m to Houston, Texas-based Equilon Enterprises LLC, which does business as Shell Oil Products US, to develop seven new hydrogen (H2) stations in Northern California.

According to the energy commission, three will be located in San Francisco, one in Walnut Creek, one in Berkeley and two in the Sacramento region. The stations will help expand the hydrogen refuelling network in California.

With the announcement, CEC has funded 60 stations statewide, with 29 currently in operation.

Back in 2014, it was revealed the California legislature had authorised CEC to spend $20m per year over the next ten years to build up to 100 stations, in order advance the commercialisation of fuel cell cars.

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