Air Products, Edmonton Int'l Airport to bring Alberta’s first hydrogen FCEV passenger fleet
One of the world's leading hydrogen producer, Air Products has been selected as the hydrogen and technology provider for hydrogen fuel cell passenger vehicle fleet to be operated by Edmonton International Airport (YEG) in Alberta, Canada.
As part of the agreement, Air Products will station a mobile hydrogen refueler at the airport to provide hydrogen for the fleet of Toyota Mirai hydrogen fuel cell vehicles. The fleet will begin with five hydrogen fuel cells vehicles to be used by the employees and would later be expanded to as many as 100 cars to provide taxi service at the airport.
"Air Products is proud to support Edmonton International Airport in this first-mover project to establish the first passenger hydrogen fuel cell vehicle fleet in Alberta," said Eric Guter, Air Products' Global Vice President, Hydrogen for Mobility.
"Access to clean hydrogen fueling infrastructure is key to the energy transition and efforts to decarbonize transportation. Air Products' innovative and efficient mobile fuelers will accelerate the use of hydrogen as an emissions-free transportation fuel as permanent hydrogen infrastructure is built in Western Canada."
The latest development marks Alberta's first hydrogen powered fuel cell passenger vehicle fleet. Fueling of the vehicles is expected to begin starting this week.
"This is a monumental day for the Edmonton Metro Region. YEG is proud to bring together companies from around the world to form partnerships, test new technologies and showcase the power of emissions-free hydrogen fuels," said Myron Keehn, President & CEO, Edmonton International Airport (YEG).
Earlier this year, Air Products unveiled its plans to build first commercial-scale hydrogen refueling station in Edmonton. The multi-modal station will serve both heavy-duty and light duty vehicles and will be located near Air Products' net-zero hydrogen energy complex under construction in Edmonton.
The net-zero hydrogen energy complex is an under-construction project being developed by Air Products. The company has invested $1.6 billion (CAD) for building this transformative complex in the Edmonton region.