Linde North America Inc. has opened its second California retail hydrogen fueling station, located at San Juan Capistrano Gas and Auto Services on Junipero Serra Road in San Juan Capistrano.
‘This newly operational fueling station follows the one we opened at the Ramos Oil Co. station in West Sacramento earlier this year,’ explains Mike Beckman, Linde North America's vice president of hydrogen fueling. ‘The San Juan Capistrano station is our first station in Southern California. We expect to open another five stations in California during the next year, starting in the San Francisco Bay Area.’
The project received funding from the from the South Coast Air Quality Management District, as well as from the California Energy Commission's (CEC) Alternative and Renewable Fuels and Vehicle Technology Program.
“Linde's San Juan Capistrano station is part of a growing network of hydrogen refueling stations that will allow Californians with fuel cell electric vehicles to travel the state,’ says Commissioner Janea A. Scott. ‘Making the transition to vehicles with no tailpipe pollution, like hydrogen fuel cell electric vehicles, is an important part of California's strategy to address climate change and to ensure our communities have clean, healthy air.’