The new way to fuel.
Hydrogen stations are now canvassing the State of California and beyond. Government and business have teamed up to provide a hydrogen roadmap that is reliable, and convenient for drivers. More stations will continue to be added to the California Hydrogen Roadmap over the next five years.
Eight operational stations, 48 currently in development.
Each marker represents a station either in development or currently in operation.
The bulk of the stations listed are part of the California Hydrogen Roadmap and funded by State grants. Stations shown on map are either currently dispensing fuel or in development. More stations will be added to the map as they become operational and additional grants or funding are awarded. Each station varies when it will be operational due to the nature of construction, permits, weather, and other variables outside station developer’s control. In relation, StratosFuel's station team tries its best to stay informed on when other stations will become operational. If anyone has further questions they can contact the California Fuel Cell Partnership.
Storing and dispensing hydrogen fuel is more similar to natural gas than gasoline or diesel. Like CNG, hydrogen is a compressed gas that is stored above ground at the station. Separating the hydrogen molecule from something else, like natural gas, water, algae, etc produces hydrogen. There are two primary methods for producing hydrogen fuel: Steam Methane Reformation, and Electrolysis. Most hydrogen stations have fuel delivered by a tanker truck, although some stations make their fuel onsite. Different designs and technology give stations the flexibility to use locally produced hydrogen.
Tube trailers delivery hydrogen in either compressed or liquid form to stations when needed.
Electrolysis produces hydrogen onsite from water using electricity.
Steam Methane Reformation facilities. Hydrogen gets produced and compressed onto a truck to be delivered. Can be in gaseous or liquid form.
Hydrogen Fuel Cell Vehicles
Fuel cell electric vehicles are electric vehicles powered by hydrogen. FCEVs offer performance, range and refill time similar to combustion vehicles, except with quiet operation, zero emissions, and a power characteristic similar to battery electric vehicles. In other words, FCEVs are the best of both worlds.
High-Pressure Storage Tank
Hydrogen Fuel Cell - H2 and O2 go into the fuel cell to generate electricity. The only byproduct is water vapor.
Range- 230-400 miles.
Fill time- Between 3-5 min.
Safety- FCEVs have several safety systems.
More info- Visit the CaFCP webpage.
Fueling with zero.
Fueling your hydrogen car is as easy as pumping gas. Most hydrogen stations have the same function and feel as gasoline stations, but contain a much cleaner product. You will often find hydrogen stations located at existing gasoline stations, so you don’t have to worry bout giving up convenience in order to go green.
700 bar/350 bar
Point of sale system
What to expect
Hydrogen stations can fuel your car in just minutes with high-pressure gas that comes from a dispenser similar to gasoline dispensers. These are just some of the familiar perks that are offered at most hydrogen stations.