Set to come on-stream in 2023, the entire facility will be run with zero-carbon renewable power, utilising two thyssenkrupp nucera electrolysers to produce gaseous hydrogen, and Air Products technology to convert the gas into a liquid.

In addition to the above, the hydrogen plant will also feature compression technology supplied through the Baker Hughes strategic alliance – the same technology that is also being used at Air Products’ NEOM project in Saudi Arabia.

Eric Guter, Vice-President of Hydrogen for Mobility at Air Products, said, “We’re excited to bring the new source of green hydrogen to the California market and recognise the vision of decarbonising the transportation sector.”

“California is a global leader in the energy transition and as a global leader in hydrogen and hydrogen for mobility, Air Products is proud to contribute to solving a significant energy and environmental challenge.”

“The Arizona project is another link in the hydrogen supply chain to ensure reliable supply of decarbonised fuel to customers. Air Products is continuing to pursue other opportunities to produce low and zero-carbon hydrogen to help meet the growing demand in world leading geographies.”

It goes without saying that California has really gone above and beyond when it comes to hydrogen mobility, meaning the new facility to be developed by Air Products will really help the region in its decarbonisation efforts when it comes to mobility.

As part of its efforts, the state has set a goal that all drayage trucks be zero-emissions by 2035 and heavy-duty vehicles convert to zero-emissions vehicles by 2045.

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?

Full information about this event including attendance and sponsorship packages can be found here.