Shell and GM are opening the first gasoline and hydrogen integrated fueling station in North America tomorrow. A retrofit of an existing Shell retail station in Washington, DC, the Benning Road Shell Hydrogen Station will be used to fuel GM vehicles participating in the DOE Learning Demonstration, part of a Washington, DC to New York hydrogen corridor.
The first load of hydrogen was delivered to the site and transferred to the storage system in October. The hydrogen is stored in a below-ground, double-walled stainless steel tank with a fiberglass liner. There are 3 UV flame detectors and H2 gas detectors in and around the tank area.