California Vitality Fee approves $8M grant for H2 fueling station at Port of Lengthy Seaside

The California Vitality Fee accredited an $Eight-million grant to Equilon Enterprises—a totally owned subsidiary of Shell Oil—to develop a high-capacity hydrogen fueling station to service and promote the growth of zero-emission gasoline cell electrical Class Eight drayage vehicles on the Port of Lengthy Seaside. The station is to dispense sufficient gasoline at 700 bar strain for 10-15 gasoline cell electrical vehicles (FCETs) per day. Promotion of gasoline cell electrical Class Eight drayage vehicles can tackle the usage of older automobiles with little or no emission controls that function on the port. Selling the usage of zero-emission automobiles will assist cut back greenhouse gasoline emissions and air air pollution on the nation’s second-busiest container port. The station will supply hydrogen from 100% renewable biogas. Meeting Invoice (AB) 118 (Nùñez, Chapter 750, Statutes of 2007), created the Various and Renewable Gas and Automobile Expertise Program (ARFVTP). The statute authorizes the California Vitality Fee to develop and deploy various and renewable fuels and superior transportation applied sciences to assist attain the state’s local weather change insurance policies. AB Eight (Perea, Chapter 401, Statutes of 2013) re-authorizes the ARFVTP by way of 1 January 2024, and specifies that the Vitality Fee allocate as much as $20 million per yr (or as much as 20% of every fiscal yr’s funds) in funding for hydrogen station improvement till no less than 100 stations are operational. The newly funded challenge will present proof of scalability by delivering station efficiency knowledge for very giant capability stations (800 kg of hydrogen in 12 hours and 1,000 kg/day), which can increase present knowledge assortment efforts managed by the Nationwide Renewable Vitality Laboratory (NREL). The Vitality Fee additionally accredited a plan outlining actions that California can take to enhance clear power entry within the low-income multifamily constructing sector. The Vitality Fee additionally accredited a advice permitting the cities of Burbank, Glendale, Pasadena, and Riverside, and the Los Angeles Division of Water and Energy, to enter an influence gross sales contract to acquire power from an 840-megawatt pure gasoline facility referred to as the Intermountain Energy Challenge Repowering Challenge. The pure gasoline power procured will exchange electrical energy procured from a coal fired plant. The Intermountain Energy Challenge Company in western Utah operates the challenge.