The Cal State LA Hydrogen Research and Fueling Facility (H2 Station) was formally opened on May 7, 2014. As the largest university-located hydrogen fueling facility in the nation, commissioning continues, and the facility is available to Fuel Cell Electric Vehicles (FCEVs).
The station is capable of producing hydrogen on-site from renewable energy sources using the process known as electrolysis. FCEVs' fueling at the station emits only water vapor emissions!
On November 12, 2014, the Cal State LA Hydrogen Research and Fueling Facility became the first in the world to sell hydrogen fuel by the kilogram directly to retail customers*. This is a milestone in the commercialization of hydrogen in preparation for the next generation of electric vehicles that will be powered by hydrogen. Governor Jerry Brown's office informed the university that the fueling facility has received the certification known as the California Type Approval. This is the equivalent of getting the very first sticker from the state government to sell gasoline by the gallon. Read more: "Cal State L.A. hydrogen station becomes first in California to be certified to sell fuel to the public".
*See "2015 Annual Evaluation of Fuel Cell Electric Vehicle Deployment and Hydrogen Fuel Station Network Development", California Air Resources Board, July 2015, page 4.
HOURS OF OPERATION
Tours are available to the public free of charge as part of Cal State LA's public outreach and education mission. Please make advance arrangements via email with Dr. David Blekhman at [email protected] or Blake Cortis at [email protected].
The Cal State LA Hydrogen Research and Fueling Facility is located on campus. Visit the campus map for information.