Hydrogen Highway: Air Products Plans Edmonton-Calgary Refueling Stations

Air Products and Chemicals (NYSE: APD), a major industrial gas manufacturer, has announced plans to construct a network of permanent, commercial-scale hydrogen refueling stations stretching from Edmonton to Calgary in Alberta, Canada. 

The infrastructure will cater to heavy-duty vehicles like commercial trucks, municipal buses, and light-duty hydrogen fuel cell cars, and the first refueling station is scheduled to become operational in 2025 near Air Products’ upcoming net-zero hydrogen energy complex in Edmonton. 

A temporary mobile fueler is currently serving customers at the site. The permanent Edmonton station will receive $1 million in funding from Natural Resources Canada’s Zero Emission Vehicle Infrastructure Program.

Air Products aims to develop a “hydrogen highway” linking Alberta’s two largest cities, enabling the province’s goal of having 5,000 hydrogen or dual-fuel vehicles on the road within five years. Each high-capacity station will fuel up to 200 trucks or 2,000 cars daily at speeds comparable to gasoline or diesel fueling.

Canadian officials lauded the initiative, citing hydrogen’s economic and environmental potential in achieving net-zero emissions by 2050. Alberta Premier Danielle Smith highlighted the project’s role in growing the province’s hydrogen ecosystem and attracting further investment.

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