Unveiled on Thursday (Oct 14), the facility is a result of a longstanding partnership between Philadelphia-based PDC Machines and Ivys Energy Solutions, which provided the refuelling technology to MTD.

Buses refuelled at the site will serve the cities of Champaign, Urbana, Savoy, as well as the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

On the new facility, Karl Gnadt, Managing Director and CEO of MTD, said, “MTD has always been forward thinking, and this project puts MTD right out on the cutting edge. We invite members of the public and the industries of transportation and energy to learn about our project and celebrate this advancement in climate resiliency.”

Kareem Afzal, CEO of PDC Machines, added, “Bringing the promise of hydrogen energy to a student population of over 50,000 is a thrilling opportunity, and we’re proud that PDC is the company to do it.

“Helping to decarbonise public transit, not just replacing single family vehicles, is one of the strongest ways to prove the viability of green hydrogen to the general public. It’s important to have these public-facing projects, even more so with a large population of students who might take professional interest and bring their talents to bear in the future as we address the continuing climate crisis.”

US DOE, General Motors, Microsoft and Plug Power

What does the US Department of Energy (DOE), General Motors, Microsoft and Plug Power have in common? They’re all speaking at H2 View’s North American Virtual Hydrogen Event in October. Will you be joining us on October 19?

North America is in a prime position to lead efforts in decarbonisation, but it still has great distances to travel. The region has been giving chase in a race to green hydrogen dominated by Europe and Asia-Pacific. If policymakers and industry can work together and take the right steps to realise a hydrogen vision, the region is perfectly placed to expand its global energy leadership at scale and speed.

What lessons can be learned from Europe’s policymakers? What are the challenges to be overcome? What are the strengths and opportunities? How can North America go from giving chase to taking a lead in hydrogen? These are all questions our virtual event will address across H2 View’s four pillars of Mobility, Power, Policy and Technology.

Further information on the event, agenda and confirmed speakers can be found here.

To book your virtual delegate pass, click here.