US Hybrid/HCATT Operated Hawaii Hydrogen Station Completes Successful Fill for Young Brothers Fuel Cell DOE Demonstration Project

on 06 August 2015

On August 5th 20015, the US Hybrid/HCATT operated station successfully supported a 75 kg vessel fill with renewable hydrogen for the Young  Brothers / Sandia Lab fuel cell project at the Honolulu Port. This was the first time the Young Brothers Maritime Fuel Cell was filled at the station at Joint-Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam (JBPHH). 

Stan Osserman, director of the Hawaii Center for Advanced Transportation Technologies (HCATT), stated that “the fill was accomplished without any problems [and] completed in half the anticipated time.”  

US Hybrid designed the Hickam Hydrogen station with 385kg of H2 storage, 150kW of solar power generation, and power-to-gas and gas-to-power units to support the HCATT/US Air Force renewable micro grid with renewable hydrogen generation. The station is capable of doing up to 150kg of hydrogen fill at 350bar, followed by at least 6 consecutive passenger vehicles at 700bar. The station’s purpose is to support Hawaii’s clean energy initiatives.

As seen from the pictures below, US Hybrid’s renewable H2 fueling station can accommodate heavy-duty vehicles and containers.

US Hybrid thanks HCATT and the US Air Force AFRL for all the support they have provided to US Hybrid and Hawaii’s renewable energy vision. The success of this project is a demonstration that renewable power can drive our most demanding transportation needs.