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10th retail hydrogen station opens in SF Bay area

The tenth retail hydrogen station has opened in the San Francisco Bay Area. The True Zero station, developed by First Element, will be open 24 hours a day and is located at 350 Grand Avenue, Oakland, CA.


The station will be supplied by liquid hydrogen and have a capacity of more than 800 kilograms. This is the first of the larger capacity and liquid hydrogen True Zero stations. It has more than three times the capacity of previously built open retail True Zero stations. It will also have two fueling positions with three nozzles, two at H70 and one at H35.

The Oakland station joins nine other hydrogen retail stations in the San Francisco Bay Area that are in operation, in addition to one that is being upgraded and 10 more that are in development.



Where does the hydrogen come from?


What does "a capacity of 800 kilograms" mean? Does it have 800 kg of storage? Can it compress and dispense 800 kg per day? Or both?


The hydrogen comes normally from Air Products. 800 kilograms means 800 kilograms of storage. It's enough for about 160 fill ups.


Another hand to California and Air Products to promote the use of clean FCEVs with many more H2 stations.


The hydrogen comes from Air Products and is made by reforming natural gas. It is not clear that this is any better than running internal combustion engines on CNG.


Air products should be encouraged or forced to use clean running electrolysers (with clean energy from REs) or have to pay a progressive carbon tax on H2 sold.

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