Air Liquide has entered a long-term lease agreement for two new hydrogen stations in New York, one of which is with Applegreen, a global provider of service stations that offers customers high-end retail concessions. The station will be located in Hempstead, New York. Air Liquide also has secured a site location and lease agreement for a hydrogen station in Brooklyn, New York.
The hydrogen stations are expected be online by mid to end of 2017 in anticipation of the hydrogen fuel cell vehicles expected to come into this market. The introduction of these vehicles play an integral and complementary role in providing consumers in the New York region with a clean and sustainable energy solution for transportation. Following the four stations previously announced in Connecticut, Massachusetts, and New York, these stations are two of the twelve stations planned by Air Liquide in the northeast U.S., in collaboration with Toyota Motor Sales USA, Inc.
Ole Hoefelmann, CEO of Air Liquide Advanced Technologies U.S. LLC and Vice President of Air Liquide advanced Business & Technologies Americas, said: “We are excited about the latest additions to our hydrogen station project in the Northeast. We are eager to forge ahead with New York in this endeavor, in order to make their Zero Emission Vehicle deployment objectives a reality in their state. The expansion of the New York state’s Environmental Protection Fund to now include funding for clean vehicle projects like hydrogen infrastructure is a great step forward in the deployment of hydrogen energy.”
Joe Barrett, COO of Applegreen PLC, added: “We value the opportunity to be one of the first service stations in the Northeast working with Air Liquide to integrate a hydrogen station onsite. Integrating the hydrogen station is a beneficial addition for us, as we are able to provide state of the art services to all our customer types, including those with hydrogen fuel cell vehicles. With zero emissions, hydrogen offers a clean alternative to energy and we are looking forward to offering our customers on Long Island a competitive and efficient fueling experience.”
Source: Air Liquide