H2 Logic has launched a new-generation hydrogen fueling station, called the H2Station CAR-200, that triples the fueling capacity while reducing the footprint to one-third of the former CAR-100 product. This enables nine-times more capacity per area use, says H2 Logic, which is important for integrating hydrogen as “just another fuel” at conventional gas stations. CAR-200 is designed for lean manufacturing at the world’s largest factory for hydrogen fueling stations, as announced recently.
According to H2 Logic, the CAR-200 product is a result of more than three years’ worth of development in new and patented technologies that contribute to the capacity increase and footprint reductions. It is designed to provide a peak rush-hour capacity on one fueling hose similar to that at conventional gas stations, enabling a flexible scaling of capacity as demand grows.
A new dispenser has also been developed solely for hydrogen with a footprint of only one-third of conventional dispensers. This new nozzle enables integration of hydrogen right next to conventional fuel products, allowing station operators to offer both products on the same fueling lane area.
By decreasing the footprint of the CAR-200 to a few parking lot spaces, H2 Logic has made its hydrogen station better able to fit in dense urban environments. The dispenser can be located up to 50 meters away, enabling a flexible integration even at very compact sites, says H2 Logic.
H2 Logic assembles the CAR-200 at the factory prior to shipment, allowing for a fast start of operation with minimal impact on the daily operation of the gas station site during installation. H2 Logic says that various standard as well as customized enclosure designs can be applied on the CAR-200, ensuring any desired visual appearance and integration with the surroundings.
Any hydrogen supply can be connected to the CAR-200, ranging from on-site production to truck delivery from central production plants, such as renewable energy-based, large-scale electrolysers from sister company NEL-Hydrogen.
Delivery of CAR-200 to the first customers will begin later this year.