Galileo Technologies has introduced the H-Patagonia Station, a compact hydrogen fueling station equipped to rapidly fuel vehicles in only three minutes.
The module offers hydrogen compression, storage and fueling for light-duty vehicles or fleets of buses, trucks, boats or other fuel cell propelled vehicles (FCVs). The new product will have public and private applications as it advances net-zero emissions goals in transportation and drives innovation around FCV technology.
Equipped with two dispensing nozzles for H2 compressed at 35 and 70 MPa, H-Patagonia’s three-minute refueling speed puts hydrogen ahead of other zero-emission options such as electric cars.
“We have seen how fuel cell costs have more than halved in recent years and are now close to three percent of 2005 values, while their durability and performance extend to new record levels,” says Osvaldo del Campo, CEO of Galileo Technologies. “While there is still much to be developed in the automotive industry to optimize costs, one of the main gaps between consumers and FCVs is the absence of infrastructure for hydrogen refueling. At Galileo, we have always sought to overcome the chicken or the egg dilemmas by betting on technology. Only by removing barriers for consumers will we be able to develop the critical mass that will put FCVs on the streets and which, in turn, will justify increased production of green and blue hydrogen.”