Three things that need to happen in the US to see hydrogen

March 3, 2021

There’s just six days to go until H2 View’s Hydrogen Virtual Event. Realizing Hydrogen’s Future Role – at Speed and Scale brings together a star-studded line-up of speakers and specialists in the field, and H2 View caught up with one of our event sponsors, GenH2, in the run-up to the big day.

Cody Bateman, CEO of GenH2, exclusively revealed the company’s launch to H2 View in November 2020. Here in this exclusive interview, Bateman updates us on GenH2’s progress since then and highlights three things that need to happen in the US to see hydrogen stations rolled out at scale.

GenH2 is a sponsor at H2 View’s Hydrogen Virtual Event. What are you most looking forward to from the day?

The Hydrogen economy is moving ahead faster than anyone anticipated. With the new administration in D.C. pushing a new green energy agenda, I am looking forward to seeing what other companies are doing and how far along they are in their development cycles.

“Our proven and patented technology allows each station to sit on a much smaller footprint (less than 700 sq. ft) so that they can be placed in both urban and rural settings and are small enough to be installed at existing gasoline stations and truck stops.”

Building out the infrastructure of hydrogen fueling stations is necessary for market growth, and widely acknowledged
as one of the challenges facing the sector. Bateman says that today in the US, there are 150,000 gasoline stations, 500 electric vehicle power stations, and just 70 hydrogen filling stations, adding, “By utilizing a modular design that can be mass produced in our factory we are planning on producing more than 40 stations in 2022 and then producing 100 stations per year thereafter.”

After the stations are fully tested at the factory, Bateman told H2 View, they are shipped to their final location and can be fully operational within two weeks. The first stations will be concentrated in California, where there is already significant support from the local, state and federal governments for hydrogen stations. “We already have commitments for more than 50 of our stations and will start production of our first four stations after the first of the year,” he affirmed.

From H2 View on 4th March, 2021

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