Edmonton International Airport has selected Air Products as the hydrogen and technology provider for its fuel cell passenger vehicle fleet, which will have up to 100 Toyota Mirai vehicles to serve as a taxi service for the airport. Air Products will install a mobile hydrogen refueler onsite at the airport, and fueling services are projected to begin mid-to-late July 2023.
"Access to clean hydrogen fueling infrastructure is key to the energy transition and efforts to decarbonize transportation,” said Eric Guter, Air Products' Global Vice President, Hydrogen for Mobility. “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.”
Air Products also announced plans to construct a commercial-scale hydrogen refueling station in Edmonton. The station will feature two hydrogen refueling lanes for commercial and municipal trucks and two fueling positions for light-duty hydrogen fuel cell cars. The hydrogen refueling station, set to open in 2025, is supported in part by $1 million in funding from the Natural Resources Canada’s Zero Emission Vehicle Infrastructure Program.
"With abundant natural resources and a collaborative approach between government and business, Canada is well-positioned to be a global leader in the clean energy future," said Rachel Smith, Air Products Vice President and General Manager, Canada. "We are proud to build on Air Products' investment in the Edmonton region that will help accelerate the use of hydrogen as an emissions-free transportation fuel across western Canada."
To support these refueling station initiatives, Air Products is currently building a $1.6 billion net-zero hydrogen energy complex that will use an advanced process technology to capture more than 90% of carbon emissions. It will also feature a 100% hydrogen-fueled generation unit that can export clean power to Alberta’s grid.