June 30, 2006

First hydrogen fuelling station opens in New England

Burlington, Vermont – The first hydrogen fuelling station has opened in New England, at the Department of Public Works in Burlington, Vermont. The station includes an electrolyzer with a peak production capacity of 12 kg/day, with electrochemical and mechanical compression for on-site storage at 6,000 psi in high-pressure cylinders. Electrical power will be provided through an adjacent wind turbine.

The station has been under development since April 2004, supported by US$973,000 in funding from the Department of Energy. Nonprofit research and development company eVermont has acquired a hydrogen-fuelled Toyota Prius for testing in conjunction with the facility.

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