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Hydrogen Village Gains a Partner

Toronto’s first public, hydrogen refueling station, Exhibition Place, is powered by an on-site wind turbine, and is the latest addition to Canada’s Hydrogen Village. The Hydrogen Village was created by Fuel Cells Canada to promote a collaborative effort between industry, government and academia that should accelerate the commercialization of the hydrogen industry and fuel cell technology in the nation.

Toronto, Canada – August 25, 2004 [SolarAccess.com] Fuel cell systems designer Hydrogenics supplied their HyLYZER re-fueling system for the site, and showcased the system at the Canadian National Exhibition (CNE) as part of a Green Day event. The refueling station will be capable of producing approximately 65 kg of hydrogen per day, an amount sufficient to fuel up to 20 vehicles per day. The company has also received a CDN 4.25 million contract to become a consortium partner with the government program Canada’s Hydrogen Early Adopters (h2EA) program. “These projects, and the technology portfolio that they encompass, are at the heart of what Hydrogenics does,” said Pierre Rivard, President and CEO of Hydrogenics. “It will allow us to showcase our technologies in our hometown and demonstrate the potential for early market adoption in several key industries like fleet transportation, light mobility transportation and back-up power generation.” Hydrogen produced at the fueling station will service a range of fuel cell powered demonstration vehicles, including a forklift, a John Deere commercial work vehicle, and a GEM “neighborhood” vehicle.