Grant to fund construction of public hydrogen station

Dec. 6, 2012

The Texas Emission Reduction Program has awarded a $500,000 grant to assist in the building of a public hydrogen fueling station in Houston, TX. Vision Industries Corp., Environmental Defense Fund (EDF), Air Products and other project partners were awarded the grant.

The station, to be fed from an existing hydrogen pipeline, will fuel port trucks and be publicly available for personal vehicles. The funds were awarded through the TERP Alternative Fueling Facilities Program (AFFP). 

Tthe station offers the opportunity to provide fuel for future hydrogen equipment and vehicles used at other facilities, including warehouses and distribution facilities, the groups said.

“This award symbolizes the type of forward and creative thinking that has always driven innovation in this country,” said EDF health scientist Elena Craft, Ph.D. “It means a cleaner fuel choice and healthier air for Houstonians.”

“We are very happy and excited about the decision by TERP to support this first, large-scale commercial hydrogen fueling station in the world.  It will support a fleet of 20 Hydrogen Class 8 trucks initially.  However, since hydrogen is supplied through a pipeline, this station could ultimately supply hydrogen for up to 1,000 trucks,” said Martin Schuermann, CEO of Vision Industries.

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