PDC Machines and Ivys Energy Solutions are deploying a Hydrogen Refueling Station at the Champaign-Urbana Mass Transit District (CUMTD) in Illinois.
This MW scale hydrogen station will ultimately fuel a fleet of twelve New Flyer 60’ zero-emission fuel cell electric buses. The hydrogen infrastructure solution includes compression, storage, chilling, dispensing, safeties, and controls.
In Phase 1, CUMTD will initially begin using two buses. In Phase 2 and 3, the fleet size will grow to 6 and 12 buses, respectively.
PDC and Ivys designed and manufactured the HRS such that the station is capable of efficiently phasing in buses over a number of years
In Phase 3, all twelve buses will each be fueled with 35 kg back to back within 14 minutes per fill.
This very aggressive fueling profile results in 420 kg of total dispensed hydrogen within a 3 hour period. The HRS takes hydrogen produced from a MW-scale PEM electrolyzer and dispenses to the buses at 350 bar pressure at -20 degrees C temperature for a T20 fast fill.
Additionally, the modular HRS design allows for growth beyond the current plan.
This station represents the largest self-producing commercial hydrogen refueling station in the North America. The station was partially funded by the US DOT and Illinois DOT. It is managed by The Center for Transportation and the Environment (CTE)