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Air Liquide plans US hydrogen fuelling stations

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Air Liquide has announced the locations of four hydrogen fueling stations planned for the northeastern region of the US. The stations will be open to the public.

The stations are the first of twelve hydrogen stations planned by Air Liquide in the northeast United States. They form part of a collaboration with Toyota Motor Sales USA Inc. The stations are expected to open to the public by early 2017.

Air Liquide has entered long-term lease agreements for hydrogen stations in the following cities:

  • Hartford, Connecticut.
  • Braintree, Massachusetts.
  • Mansfield, Massachusetts.
  • Bronx, New York.

The stations will be able to fuel a hydrogen FCEV in approximately 5 minutes. Hydrogen FCEVs can have a range of more than 300 miles (500 km) per fill, depending on the model. The stations have the capacity to support other auto manufacturers as they begin to bring hydrogen FCEVs into the region.

This initiative is the latest in the company's current portfolio of hydrogen fuel cell energy activities in the U.S. and across North America, which also include public and private hydrogen stations in California and a number of fleet fueling projects for public buses and warehouse vehicles.

Ole Hoefelmann, CEO of Air Liquide Advanced Technologies US LLC and Vice President of Air Liquide advanced Business & Technologies (aB&T) Americas, stated: "We are excited to announce the locations of the first public hydrogen fueling stations in the northeast United States in collaboration with Toyota. Air Liquide firmly believes in the potential of hydrogen as a clean and reliable source of energy for the transportation sector, both in the United States and worldwide. We are deeply committed to enabling the widespread deployment of hydrogen fuel cell technology and the required infrastructure."

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