Green hydrogen filling station fueled by Cornell research

March 11, 2021

Catalyzed by a Cornell Atkinson Center for Sustainability grant and prompted by other Cornell eco-friendly research over the past decade like the Cornell Fuel Cell Institute and the university’s Energy Materials Center, the Standard Hydrogen Corporation (SHC) and National Grid announced plans March 11 to build the first hydrogen “energy station” of its kind in the nation.

The SHC Energy Transfer System will be built in New York’s Capital Region; completion is expected by late 2022.

“This system delivers clean power and fuel,” said fuel cell chemist Paul Mutolo ’94, executive director of Cornell’s Center for Alkaline Based Energy Solutions and chief executive officer of Standard Hydrogen. “Our designs for long duration energy storage also help to put more solar and wind power on the grid.”

The hydrogen for the SHC Energy Transfer System would be manufactured renewably at the site via an SHC-designed electrolysis system that splits the water molecules – two hydrogen and one oxygen – into gases. The hydrogen gas can power a fuel cell car, leaving just water to escape through the tailpipe.

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