Air Products (AP) recently announced plans to build a second liquid hydrogen (LH2) production facility in California to meet increasing product demand from several customer markets, including the growing fleet of hydrogen fuel cell vehicles (FCV) in the state.
Project development work is already underway with an anticipated facility onstream during the first quarter of 2021.
“Current customer demand for LH2 is driving the need for this new investment as we are experiencing growth from many traditional market segments, for which a reliable source of this product is vitally important. Additionally, this new capacity will be available for the steadily increasing demand from hydrogen fuel cell vehicles,” said Marie Ffolkes, president, Americas at AP.
In September 2018, AP announced plans to build a new LH2 plant at its La Porte, Texas facility. The La Porte project is also anticipated to be onstream in 2021.