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 now available to Fuel Cell Electric Vehicles (FCEVs).
The station is capable of producing hydrogen onsite 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 to 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
9 AM - 5 PM, Monday through Friday or by appointment as needed.
For appointments, please call Michael Dray at (323) 343-5293.
Hyundai Hydrogen Tucson drivers may now use the station during posted operating hours or by appointment, along with test fleet drivers of various auto manufacturers. Drivers of other vehicle makes are asked to please consult with your automotive supplier for available fueling station options.
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 to [email protected]
The Cal State LA Hydrogen Research and Fueling Facility is located on campus. View map and directions.