HTA announced the grant on Wednesday (July 20) as it is set to receive 11 New Flyer fuel cell-electric buses, as well as a hydrogen refuelling station at its facility in Eureka, California, US, which hopes to kick start a hydrogen fuelling network on the North Coast.

Set to become the northern-most hydrogen fuelling station in California, HTA has said it will partner with Air Products who will design and build the station which will support both buses and passenger vehicle fuelling.

The new station adds to local hydrogen community aspirations of hitting a key milestone of 200 hydrogen refuelling station in California. During a California Hydrogen Business Council (CHBC) webinar, the California Fuel Cell Partnership (CaFCP) outlined the target.

Read more: CaFCP outlines 200 heavy-duty hydrogen refuelling stations target by 2035 at CHBC webinar

Natalie Arroyo, Board Chair for the Humboldt Transit Authority, said, “This project is incredibly exciting for HTA, I could not be more proud of our team’s work and this opportunity for innovation.

“It’s truly a cutting-edge project to reduce emissions throughout our region while providing reliable service and support to more than 600,000 riders every year.”

If hydrogen is the canary in the coal mine, the canary is coughing, H2 View’s North America Hydrogen Summit hears

The final and busiest session of the day here at H2 View’s North America Hydrogen Summit looked at Fuelling the Mobility Market.

Michael Hursh, General Manager at AC Transit, which released a report with Stanford University that discussed the company’s buses, broke into the imminent challenges face the hydrogen mobility market.

Hursh told the summit, “There’s not enough hydrogen saturation in the market. Right now, we need hydrogen to be $5 per kilogramme or we’re not going to make it.

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