Australia: Hyundai acquires Air Products hydrogen fueling station
Earlier this month, Air Products announced the sale of a hydrogen fueling station to Hyundai Motor Company Australia (HMCA). The facility, which will be located at HMCA’s offices in New South Wales just outside of Sydney, will initially be used to fuel a Hyundai ix35 hydrogen-powered zero-emission fuel cell electric vehicle, the first hydrogen-powered car to be imported into Australia.
“Since we work with Hyundai at other locations around the world by providing hydrogen mobile fuelers in the U.S. and are leasing a Hyundai FCEV Tucson in Europe, we are thrilled to be working with Hyundai in Australia so they can fuel and showcase their vehicle and its benefits first-hand,” said Chris Kretz, business development manager for Hydrogen Energy Systems at Air Products.
“We continue to develop our relationships with Hyundai and other vehicle manufacturers to highlight the benefits of hydrogen as a clean fuel, and the benefits of fuel cell electric drive trains as a zero emission automotive propulsion system at locations around the world,” he added.
Air Products’ SmartFuel® hydrogen fueling stations are stand-alone compression, storage, and dispensing units that have been placed into operation in over 21 countries as a standard product offering. The company is working closely with Coregas Ltd. Pty., an Australian-owned industrial, medical, and specialty gas company, as the local supplier of hydrogen to offer a complete fueling solution.