Canada-based Hydrogenics, specialising in development and manufacturing of generation of hydrogen and fuel cell products, has won a contract to supply the HySTAT 60 electrolyser, which has the capacity to produce 130kgs of hydrogen daily.
The electrolyser will be a part of a fuelling station based on electrolysis, which will be installed by Carbagas, a wholly owned subsidiary of Air Liquide Group. The electrolyser is scheduled for delivery by the beginning of 2012 at the city of Brugg located in Aargau, Switzerland.
Green hydrogen at 350bar will be produced at the hydrogen fuelling station, which will be located at the garage of PostAuto bus in Brugg. The station will also be used for the operation of five Citaro FuelCELL buses. The Aargau bus project is designed to cut out noise and enhance air quality in the canton by effectively reducing emissions arising from public transport. The fuelling station will use green electricity produced by the locally established IBB utility, which will further help in proving that transport applications can effectively use carbon free electrolysis. The Aargau bus project is part of the European initiative called the CHIC, which involves demonstration of fuel cell buses. Hydrogenics has its operations in Europe and North America. PostAuto is the bus operator based in Switzerland and has 2,000 vehicles in its fleet.