The world’s largest hydrogen fueling station is in the works. The plan is that the station will serve fuel cell cars, busses and fleet vehicles such as a high-speed ferry.
It is the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Maritime Administration (MARAD) who is funding a feasibility study, which will examine the economic and technical aspects of the project.
The maritime industry moves forward on renewable energy and fossil free fuel options, and this project will further encourage this development.
The project includes the design, construction and operation of a high-speed hydrogen fuel cell ferry and a hydrogen refueling station. The ferry is estimated to use about 1,000 kilograms of hydrogen a day, where as a hydrogen car in average uses less than five kilograms of hydrogen per week.
Therefore, in order to accommodate the ferry’s hydrogen usage and other potential users, the refueling station is planned to have a capacity of 1,500 kilograms a day. This makes it about twice the size of the largest hydrogen refueling station in the world today. On top of that, it will also be the first station to serve land and marine uses simultaneously.