The new station will serve both public and private purposes as it works toward net-zero emissions goals in transportation and promotes FCV technology innovation.
FREMONT, CA: Galileo Technologies, a high-tech firm specializing in the design and manufacture of high-value-added solutions, has launched the H-PatagoniaTM Station, a compact hydrogen (H2) fueling station that can quickly fuel cars in just three minutes after thirty years of research and development. For light cars or fleets of buses, trucks, boats, or other Fuel-Cell Propelled Vehicles (FCVs), the module provides hydrogen compression, storage, and fueling. The new station will serve both public and private purposes as it works toward net-zero emissions goals in transportation and promotes FCV technology innovation.
“We have seen how fuel cell costs have more than halved in recent years and are now close to 3% of 2005 values, while their durability and performance extend to new record levels,” said Osvaldo del Campo, CEO, 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.”
Fitted with two dispensing nozzles for H2 compressed at 35 and 70 megapascals (MPa), H-Patagonia’s three-minute refueling speed puts hydrogen ahead of other zero-emission options like electric cars. Galileo has used its research and technology to satisfy consumer demand for Hydrogen FCVs as zero-emission transportation options become more widely available.
FCV development is still in its early stages, with a lot of room for improvement. FCVs are classified as Zero-Emission Vehicles (ZEVs) because they emit no Greenhouse Gases (GHG), particulates, Sulfur Oxides (SOx), or ground-level ozone (O3). H-Patagonia will promote consumer-focused research and the growth of new FCV technology.
“We have a total commitment to decarbonization and making progress in the energy transition. This launch supplements our RNG Solutions for the production of renewable natural gas as zero/negative emission fuel solutions,” said Mr. del Campo, “We are also working on the development of a steam methane (CH4) reforming process with carbon capture and a liquefaction and storage (CCUS) for the production of H2 from biomass.”
Through developments such as H-Patagonia, Galileo Technologies envisions a future “Third Industrial Revolution” that will digitize various energy vectors with reduced or zero emissions. “Our vision is guided by the recommendations of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) which highlights the importance of keeping global warming below 2°C, a target involving 25% decarbonization by 2030 and net zero emissions by 2070.”