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Air Products' hydrogen fuelling technology featured at NREL dedication event

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Air Products had its SmartFuel® hydrogen fuelling dispenser on display at the Energy Department's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL)’s dedication ceremony for its new hydrogen fuelling station in Golden, Colorado. The 700 bar hydrogen fuelling station, which includes Air Products' SmartFuel hydrogen fuelling dispenser, is the first-of-its-kind in the state and was dedicated on the first-ever National Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Day in the US.

"Air Products is proud that NREL chose our SmartFuel technology for the hydrogen fuelling equipment for their station," Ed Kiczek, Global Business Director – Hydrogen Energy Systems at Air Products, told the audience as part of his comments at the event. "The world faces a huge challenge in making the shift toward clean sustainable energy sources and using those resources as efficiently as possible. Those of us in the hydrogen fuelling market applaud and commend the effort of the government for taking a world-leading role. Air Products looks forward to the major vehicle rollout over the next year, and to our important role in providing the fuelling infrastructure required to support it."

Air Products' SmartFuel stations worldwide provide hydrogen fuelling at 700 bar and include Air Products' technology referenced in the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) J2601 hydrogen fuelling protocol. Air Products has available several SmartFuel station concepts incorporating modular and expandable technology and a global patent portfolio, with additional patents pending, related to the advancements to be deployed under this protocol. Additionally, this novel patented supply system can cost-effectively seed early markets with hydrogen fuelling infrastructure and can be deployed anywhere in the US.

Air Products has vast experience in the hydrogen fuelling industry. Use of the company's fuelling technology is increasing and is already used in conducting approximately 1 000 000 hydrogen fills per year. The company has been involved in over 200 hydrogen fuelling projects in the United States and 20 countries worldwide. Cars, trucks, vans, buses, scooters, forklifts, locomotives, planes, cell towers, material handling equipment, and even submarines have been fuelled with trend-setting Air Products' technologies.

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