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Shell, Toyota move forward with first California port hydrogen fueling station

Equilon Enterprises (Shell Oil Products US) and Toyota have been provisionally awarded $8 million by the California Energy Commission (CEC) to develop the first hydrogen-truck refueling station at the Port of Long Beach, one of the world's largest freight hubs.

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Author: PetrolPlaza Correspondent Daniel Infante Tuaño

If approved, Shell will build, own, and operate a hydrogen station at the Toyota Logistics Services location. Hydrogen will be sourced from Toyota's adjacent Tri-Gen facility, which produces hydrogen from 100% renewable biogas.

"Hydrogen offers a promising path for decarbonizing transport, particularly the heavy-duty sector where there are few alternatives to conventional fuel,” said Oliver Bishop, Hydrogen General Manager at Shell.

Shell, alongside Toyota and Honda, currently operates two hydrogen fuelling stations in Southern California, with seven more planned throughout the state to help push California closer to its goal of 200 hydrogen stations by 2025.

“This initiative with Shell further strengthens our combined commitment to hydrogen as a viable transport fuel and complements our retail station project in Northern California," said Craig Scott, Director Advanced Technology Vehicles, Toyota Motor North America.

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