California’s 10th Hydrogen Station Dedicated in West Sacramento
From The California Fuel Cell Partnership Website:
California’s 10th hydrogen station was dedicated in West Sacramento on December 10 at Ramos Oil, a locally owned retail gas station. This hydrogen station is the first Northern California station that was co-funded by the State of California’s Alternative and Renewable Fuel and Vehicle Technology Program (ARFVTP). Like many of the hydrogen stations funded by the program, the West Sacramento station is part of an existing fuel station. Ramos Oil has been operating for more than 60 years and is one the largest Hispanic-owned companies in the U.S.
“The California Energy Commission administers ARFVTP and has already allocated nearly $400 million to help bolster statewide infrastructure and create a viable market for zero-emission vehicles (ZEVs), and to promote alternative fuels.The prospect of hydrogen’s zero emissions technology fits perfectly into our multi-fuel platform concept and I believe will prove that hydrogen has a place in the transportation fuel mix,” said Mr. Ramos during the dedication ceremony.
“California is committed to achieving its climate and clean air goals by getting more zero emission vehicles on the road and helping build an infrastructure that supports them,” said California Energy Commissioner Janea A. Scott. “The West Sacramento station, which is one of 51 funded stations and California’s 10th operating hydrogen fuel station, gets us closer to our longer goal of constructing 100 stations in convenient locations across the state.”
California’s zero-emission vehicle goal is to get 1.5 million hydrogen, battery electric and plug-in electric vehicles on the roadway by 2025 as part of its plan to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, improve air quality and lower dependence on petroleum.
“This brand new facility, which we have eagerly awaited, adds to the growing network of hydrogen stations in the State, helping to strengthen the signal to automakers – keep bringing your advanced, zero emission fuel cell electric vehicles here to California,” said Air Resources Board board member and Sacramento County Supervisor Phil Serna. “The State is strongly committed, with its policies and its funding, to a future where zero emission vehicles are the norm, not the exception.”
People attending the station dedication drove FCEVs from Honda, Hyundai, Mercedes, Nissan and Toyota and Linde representatives gave tours to explain the station’s technology. At the heart of the hydrogen fueling system is the Linde IC 90 ionic compressor that enables higher throughput and enhanced back-to-back fueling.
Click here for the West Sacramento Hydrogen Station profile.