Air Products India Wins Renewable Hydrogen Fueling Station Contract
LEHIGH VALLEY, Pa., Nov. 28, 2012
LEHIGH VALLEY, Pa., Nov. 28, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Air Products (NYSE: APD)
today announced it has been awarded a contract with India's University of
Petroleum and Energy Studies (UPES) to build the country's first solar powered
renewable hydrogen fueling station. Air Products' hydrogen fueling technology
and infrastructure will be part of a mass public transit bus fueling and
vehicle demonstration program administered by UPES. The station, which will
generate hydrogen from solar energy via an electrolyzer and be located at the
Solar Energy Centre near Delhi, is scheduled to be onstream in July 2013.
"The hydrogen generated at this station will be 100 percent renewable and
illustrates both India's commitment to developing greener alternate energy
sources and Air Products' hydrogen fueling capabilities. The UPES project
will act as a springboard for many more opportunities in the automotive and
telecommunication sectors in India," said Nigel Gibson, managing director -
Air Products India. "Our customers are recognizing the capabilities of our
local team in dealing with the complexities of the regulatory authorities to
validate hydrogen as a fuel, and to provide the support they need to
successfully execute these projects."
UPES is executing this project in collaboration with Indian Oil and it is
entirely funded by the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) of the
Government of India. "Although this is a demonstration project, this will be a
major stepping stone for India to move towards the hydrogen economy," says Dr.
Niranjan Raje, former director of Indian Oil and the Principle Investigator
for this project.
Once complete, the UPES project will mark the third Air Products hydrogen
fueling station operating in India. Air Products India installed, and in
January 2012 commissioned, a hydrogen fueling dispenser in Pragati Maiden,
Delhi to serve a fleet of hydrogen powered auto rickshaws. The three-wheeled
hydrogen-powered fleet transports visitors at the Pragati Maidan, where many
large public exhibitions are held. Air Products was also a key player in the
opening of India's first hydrogen fueling station several years ago at a
research and development center in Faridabad, south of New Delhi.
Air Products, the leading global supplier of hydrogen to refineries to assist
in producing cleaner burning transportation fuels, has vast experience in the
hydrogen fueling industry. In fact, several sites today for certain hydrogen
fueling applications are fueling at rates of over 75,000 refills per year.
Use of the company's fueling technology is increasing and is over 500,000
hydrogen fills per year. The company has been involved in over 150 hydrogen
fueling projects in the United States and 19 countries worldwide. Cars,
trucks, vans, buses, scooters, forklifts, locomotives, planes, cell towers,
material handling equipment, and even submarines have been fueled with
trend-setting Air Products' technologies.
Air Products has more than 50 years of hydrogen experience and an extensive
patent portfolio with over 50 patents in hydrogen dispensing technology. Air
Products provides liquid and gaseous hydrogen and a variety of enabling
devices and protocols for fuel dispensing at varied pressures. Hydrogen for
these stations can be delivered to a site via truck or pipeline, produced by
natural gas reformation, biomass conversion, or by electrolysis, including
electrolysis that is solar and wind driven.
About Air Products
Air Products (NYSE:APD) provides atmospheric, process and specialty gases;
performance materials; equipment; and technology. For over 70 years, the
company has enabled customers to become more productive, energy efficient and
sustainable. More than 20,000 employees in over 50 countries supply innovative
solutions to the energy, environment and emerging markets. These include
semiconductor materials, refinery hydrogen, coal gasification, natural gas
liquefaction, and advanced coatings and adhesives. In fiscal 2012, Air
Products had sales approaching $10 billion. For more information, visit
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