The finalist of the H2 Refuel H-Prize competition will give the public a first look at its hydrogen (H2) refuelling system in action at a showing in Warminster, Pennsylvania, next month.

In a world premiere, visitors will get to see the SimpleFuelTM system, which has been designed and constructed by SimpleFuel team members McPhy Energy North America, PDC Machines and Ivys Energy Solutions, in action.

The team has designed an integrated H2 generation, compression, storage and dispensing appliance – capable of delivering 5kg per day of H2 to vehicles at pressures of up to 700 bar.

The small-scale system was designed as an additional pathway for expanding the H2 dispensing and delivery infrastructure for fuel cell electric vehicles (FCEVs) across the country.

At the open house, which takes places on 9th November, visitors will be allowed to ride and drive a FCEV.

McPhy Energy and its US partners were selected as the only finalists for the $1m H2 Refuel H-Prize competition launched by the US Department of Energy (DOE) in February. The contest challenged America’s innovators to deploy an onsite H2 generation system to fuel FCEVs for use in homes, community centres or small businesses.