California continues to forge ahead in developing its hydrogen infrastructure on all fronts. Witness the news that Yosemite Clean Energy (https://www.yosemiteclean.com ) is to receive a $1m grant to fund the development of forest biomass in hydrogen projects.
The grant will come from the California Department of Conservation (DOC). It is reported in H2 View (https://www.h2-view.com/story/yosemite-to-receive-1m-grant-from-california-doc/ ) that the Californian company’s grant applications were ranked first and second of the total of eight projects chosen for awards.
Yosemite Clean Energy’s flagship project in Oroville, CA, is projected to produce 24 tonnes of hydrogen per day.
CEO Thomas Hobby outlined on LinkedIn the company’s ambition to lead the H2 biofuels sector:
“We believe our use of waste biomass to produce H2 is not only a great way to support forest stewardship, (it) also provides zero-emissions, carbon negative fuels that will be used initially in the transportation sector to meet our state’s carbon reduction goals.”
California’s overall progress in adopting hydrogen as an alternative fuel is encouraging and FIBA Technologies is closely involved in helping deliver hydrogen to vehicles up and down the Golden State. FIBA has long been the leading supplier of hydrogen pressure vessels to those California companies currently – and quickly – expanding the state’s hydrogen refueling infrastructure.
Back in 2020 we reported that FIBA had delivered the hydrogen pressure vessels for the ground storage at the newly-opened Fountain Valley True Zero hydrogen refueling station in Orange County, California, developed by FirstElement Fuel.
And it was reported in 2022 that California had around 50 hydrogen stations already delivering fuel. The state has ambitions to at least double that number. FIBA’s hydrogen pressure vessels are up and running in the majority of those stations.
The Fountain Valley station has a daily capacity of 1,200 kg of totally renewable fuel and is the first hydrogen station in California serving passenger cars to have four fuelling positions.
“FIBA is proud to work so closely with FirstElement and the other partners in the California project,” said FIBA’s VP of sales and marketing Steve Finn at the time. “We are playing our part in an increasingly vital industry.”
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