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English Español Iwatani acquires four hydrogen refuelling stations in California

The acquisition marks the Japanese firm’s entre into the U.S. market. It already operates 26 hydrogen sites in Japan.

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Iwatani Corporation of America, a wholly owned subsidiary of Iwatani Corporation, announced on May 13 that it has recently acquired four hydrogen refuelling stations in California from Messer (formerly Linde). The stations provide hydrogen fuel to consumers in support of rapidly growing demand for zero-emission fuel cell electric vehicles.

The four retail stations are capable of supplying up to 350 kg of hydrogen per day and are located in West Sacramento, Mountain View, San Ramon and San Juan Capistrano.

The acquisition marks Iwatani's entry into the United States hydrogen refuelling station market and expands the company's total global station network to 30. Iwatani is Japan's only fully integrated supplier of hydrogen and presently supplies to its base of 26 hydrogen stations in Japan as well as industrial customers via three liquid and ten gaseous hydrogen production plants throughout the country.

"The four California stations are the first of a series of stations intended by Iwatani for deployment in the western part of the United States,” said Mineharu Okamoto, president of Iwatani Corporation of America.

Iwatani is a Steering Member of the Hydrogen Council, a global initiative of leading energy, transport and industry companies with a united vision and long-term ambitions for hydrogen to foster the energy transition.

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