Seoul, South Korea [RenewableEnergyWorld.com] Air Products has signed a contract with SK Energy to construct a hydrogen fueling station for a novel energy project to be based in World Cup Park in Seoul, South Korea. The hydrogen fueling station will supply hydrogen produced solely from landfill gas to fuel a fleet of vehicles. The project is part of Seoul’s push to use alternative supply means to generate 10 percent of its energy consumption by 2020, and to use hydrogen for 30 percent of the switch.
Air Products’ compression, storage and dispensing technology will fuel hydrogen powered fuel cell buses for public transit initially, as well as a small fleet of public-use cars. World Cup Park is a combination of several small parks adjacent to World Cup Stadium, site of the 2002 FIFA World Cup. The location has been selected for several eco-friendly projects including a “zero-energy house” completely powered by solar energy and other environmentally-friendly energies.
Air Products, the leading hydrogen supplier to refineries to assist in making cleaner burning transportation fuels, has placed over 110 hydrogen fueling stations in the United States and 18 countries worldwide. Use of the company’s technology is increasing and is currently over 175,000 hydrogen fills per year, according to Air Products.