The facility is due to produce 30 tonnes of liquid hydrogen per day to meet growing needs for hydrogen mobility, as well as providing hydrogen to a variety of industries.
Powered by fully renewable electricity, Air Liquide claim the site will be able to provide enough hydrogen for over 40,000 fuel cell vehicles in California.
It is hoped that the move from the company will enable the hydrogen mobility market to further grow. While it continues to mature, excess hydrogen will be sold to customers in other sectors as a low-carbon and renewable option.
The facility, and the associated logistics infrastructure, marks a $250 million investment by Air Liquide in the United States hydrogen market and hopes to position Nevada as a leader in hydrogen energy production.
Michael Graff, Chairman and CEO of American Air Liquide Holdings, Inc and Executive Vice-President of Air Liquide Group, said, “Air Liquide has supported the clean mobility market on the west coast since its infancy and the North Las Vegas facility is a milestone in our decades-long leadership of the US hydrogen market.
“This facility is an illustration of our commitment, and ability, to usher sustainable markets into the future, while creating jobs and fostering economic growth in the present.
“By providing a reliable supply of hydrogen to California’s mobility market and the region’s industrial customers, we are making a significant investment in the transition towards a more sustainable future, one with hydrogen at its core.”
North American Hydrogen Summit
H2 View is taking its events platform to America’s original clean hydrogen hub of California. Together with the California Fuel Cell Partnership (CaFCP), we will stage our North American Hydrogen Summit in San Francisco on July 14-15.
As our summit theme Building Bridges: Hydrogen hubs and investment suggests, the event will explore the $8bn of funding announced to create at least four regional hydrogen hubs in the US. These hubs will turbo-charge the nation’s progress toward heavy trucking and industrial sectors that run without producing carbon pollution – and they may just provide the path forward to a hydrogen-fuelled future.
With California and Texas vying to be America’s hydrogen capital today, where are the hubs of tomorrow? Further still, what can other states, and countries, learn from California’s success story? And how can we build bridges to a successful flow of international investment?
If you are a member of the CaFCP, be sure to grab your ticket at a discounted rate with a code that can be provided to you by the events team.
Full information about this event including attendance and sponsorship packages can be found here.