|There are currently 62 operational and planned hydrogen stations in the US and Canada. Click to enlarge. Source: National Hydrogen Association.|
Proton Energy Systems, a subsidiary of Distributed Energy Systems Corp., will install a hydrogen-fueling system in the New York City metropolitan area—the city’s first such—as prime contractor to Shell Hydrogen.
The fueling system will use a Proton Exchange Membrane (PEM) electrolyzer capable of producing 12 kilograms of hydrogen per day. The electrolyzer is expected to represent in part the future of on-site hydrogen generation for fueling stations with a retail-centric focus.
The installation of this system represents another opportunity for Proton to demonstrate the performance of its technology in harsher winter climates. By carefully monitoring this system, the companies will be able to compare the New York area installation’s performance against several similar Proton installations located in warmer and colder climates.
Proton is responsible for project design, equipment procurement, site preparation, and installation and commissioning. Air Products will be a major subcontractor on the project and supply the compression, storage and dispensing equipment.