Clean Power Capital Corp.’s 90 percent owned subsidiary PowerTap Hydrogen Fueling Corp. has partnered with Cryotek pursuant to an 8-month contract to provide engineering and design for the next generation PowerTap hydrogen filling stations, which is planned to be deployed across North America starting in 2021. The engineering design will include:
- Next Generation PowerTap Onsite Steam Methane Reformer (SMR) solution capable of producing 1,000kg+ per day;
- Gaseous and Liquid Hydrogen storage solutions capable of 1,000kg+ or more per day;
- CO2 capture solutions;
- Advanced hydrogen dispensing unit; and
- Artist rendition of proposed final hydrogen filling station.
“We have spent the last few months evaluating PowerTap’s intellectual property and design and we believe that by incorporating it with our proven technology that we will clearly have the most advanced, smallest footprint steam methane reformation hydrogen production solution and liquid storage for the trucking and automobile industry,” said Cody Bateman, CEO of Cryotek.
“Cody Bateman and his world class engineering team are the ideal partner for PowerTap as we plan our aggressive roll out of hydrogen filling stations commencing in 2021,” said Raghu Kilambi, CEO of PowerTap Hydrogen Fueling Corp.
Hydrogen powered vehicles have major advantages over battery electric, gas, and diesel vehicles (driving range, quicker filling time and cost per mile). Billions of dollars’ worth of hydrogen long haul trucks and cars are expected on the market in next 2-4 years from incumbents and upstarts in the next 36 months. Hydrogen-powered vehicles generate electrical power in a fuel cell, emitting only water vapor and warm air.
The major advantage of this new technology over other hydrogen filling station systems is the small physical footprint for onsite hydrogen production and storage (700 Square Feet). These new modular stations are fabricated at a central manufacturing center and delivered to existing gas stations to augment their product offering. Each hydrogen station is then fully operational within two weeks from delivery. Most existing USA hydrogen filling stations must have their hydrogen delivered at a much higher costs than PowerTap’s on-site hydrogen production cost. PowerTap’s technology-based hydrogen filling stations are currently located in private enterprises and public stations in California, Texas, Massachusetts, and Maryland.