Three new hydrogen refueling stations have come online recently that mark a paradigm change in retail hydrogen refueling infrastructure in the USA:
- Shell Oakland with 800kg capacity Oakland, California 9/20/2019
- TrueZero Fountain Valley with 1,200kg capacity Fountain Valley, California 7/3/2020
- TrueZero Mission Hills with 1,200kg capacity Mission Hills, California 10/26/2020
Sometimes when you want to understand where you are or what just happened, you have to look back to appreciate how you got here. To understand something generationally new, you have to understand its predecessor technology to appreciate the contrast between the way it was and the way it will be going forward. RMP has been writing about some BIG new hydrogen refueling stations that would be coming online soon, and now… they’re here. They’re open now. Now that they’re open & with more BIG stations on the way, it’s starting to set in that we have reached a milestone in retail hydrogen refueling infrastructure. That said, it seems like a good reflection point to look back at retail hydrogen infrastructure development thus far and understand the USA’s history in hydrogen clean energy technology.
People following hydrogen infrastructure development will have many different takes on where we started and how far we’ve come. How far to go back in history is an ambiguous question. RMP will focus on Continue reading “USA’s Public Retail Hydrogen History: A View from Late 2020”
RMP is based near Detroit, Michigan. The Detroit River separates the City of Detroit & the City of Windsor. The Ambassador Bridge connects the two cities and soon the Gordy Howe International Bridge, a once in a generation undertaking, will be a second major bridge connecting the two cities. Windsor is my personal connection to Canada and has been woven into the fabric of my life since I was a child. I can remember seeing Ronald Reagan at Cobo Hall in the morning & crossing the bridge to Windsor and seeing Queen Elizabeth in Windsor on the very same day. The USA & Canada border is vast and the friendship & commerce all along the USA & Canada border provides many folks from Washington to New York their own personal connections to our neighbor to the north.
Canada is also a leader in Hydrogen Fuel Cell Technology. Ballard Power is Continue reading “Quarterly USA H2 Report Becomes Quarterly USA & Canada H2 Report”
This quarterly report looks back at all the H2 infrastructure activity from the previous three months. This issue of our report is focused on activity that occurred between 3/31/2018 and 6/30/2018. With things happening faster now than they have in the past, we may need to make this a monthly report in the near future. If you like keeping up to date on RMP’s H2 data observations, please subscribe to our blog by entering your email address in the WordPress subscribe widget. RMP uses the AFDC database as our main source to generate the information in this report. Several data updates on the Alternative Fuels Data Center database occurred this quarter, which is the 2nd straight quarter RMP has monitored higher frequency in data updates since we started following the AFDC database over six years ago. The AFDC database is also the main source of RMP’s Hydrogen Station Map. Areas of the database that have been stagnate for years, now show an increased frequency in updates. RMP notices every small change from quarter to quarter using special data analytics techniques developed over years of tracking environmental data & creating our environmental Google maps. You can help RMP improve our research & publications by making a tax-deductible donation (USA only) by clicking here.
Seven data records for H2 stations disappeared from the database this quarter. Two of the stations no longer showing on the AFDC database are the Continue reading “USA Quarterly H2 Infrastructure Update 2018-Q2”