Air Products has recently opened a new hydrogen fueling station at its industrial gases facility in Ulsan City, South Korea. Built with Air Products’ state-of-the-art hydrogen fueling technology and operated by the company, this is the first station built and operated by the private sector in the city under the South Korean government’s subsidy program.
The new facility is part of Air Products’ ongoing commitment to Ulsan, the country’s largest hydrogen production and distribution city and one of the three pilot cities in the national hydrogen economy roadmap. Ulsan has been also designated as a Free Trade Zone for hydrogen mobility development. It was the first city to operate hydrogen buses and taxis and has established itself as the center of hydrogen fuel cell vehicles.
“Hydrogen and fuel cell technologies are part of the solution to the energy and environmental challenges of today and tomorrow,” said Kim Kyo-Yung, president of Air Products Korea. “As the world’s largest hydrogen producer and a global leader in hydrogen technology, Air Products is committed to supporting South Korea to realize a hydrogen-powered society through our expertise across every aspect of the hydrogen for mobility value chain.”
South Korea is one of the leading countries to develop a hydrogen-based economy. Its hydrogen economy roadmap includes a goal of producing 6.2 million fuel cell vehicles and rolling out at least 1,200 hydrogen fueling stations by 2040.
Air Products has been involved in over 250 hydrogen fueling projects in more than 20 countries around the world and its technology has been used in over 10 million hydrogen fills to date.
Source: Air Products