A New Direction in Hydrogen Refueling
SimpleFuel is an on-site hydrogen generation and dispensing appliance that uses water and electricity to produce high purity fuel cell-grade hydrogen. SimpleFuel can dispense fast "opportunity" fills or full fills to 700 bar automotive pressures.
The initial SimpleFuel product line is designed to target several small-scale hydrogen dispensing markets, including home and local/distributed refueling of consumer FCEVs, refueling for fuel cell vehicle fleets, and industrial fuel cell vehicle refueling.
$1 Million H2 Refuel H-Prize Finalist
Ivys Energy Solutions, McPhy Energy North America, and PDC Machines make up Team SimpleFuel™, which was recently announced as the finalist for the $1 million H2 Refuel H-Prize competition. This competition was launched to develop small-scale hydrogen refueling systems that will enable the broad adoption of hydrogen infrastructure across the country by providing an alternative, convenient fueling option for U.S. consumers adopting fuel cell electric vehicles. Over the course of 2016, the SimpleFuel™ team will develop, build and test a fully integrated hydrogen generation, compression, storage and dispensing appliance capable of delivering up to 5 kg/day of hydrogen to vehicles at pressures up to 700 bar, using hydrogen produced via water electrolysis. This appliance can provide a dependable, on-site hydrogen solution to home refueling and fleet markets with the potential to reduce GHG emissions significantly by using fully renewable power. An open house will be held during the testing phase, providing an opportunity for the public to see and experience the SimpleFuel™ hydrogen refueler in action.