Saudi Aramco and Air Products inaugurated a hydrogen fueling station in Saudi Arabia that will fuel a small fleet of Toyota Mirai fuel cell electric vehicles.
The hydrogen fueling station is located at Air Products' new Technology Center in the Dhahran Techno Valley Science Park, according to the company. The pilot station will fuel an initial fleet of six Toyota Mirai fuel cell electric vehicles with high-purity compressed hydrogen.
The new fueling station combines the knowledge and technological capabilities of Saudi Aramco, a global integrated energy and chemicals company, with Air Products, an industrial gases company.
Air Products' proprietary SmartFuel hydrogen fueling technology will be incorporated into the new station to supply Toyota Mirai Fuel Cell Vehicles with compressed hydrogen. The data collected during the initial phase of this project will provide valuable information for the assessment of future applications of this emerging and diverse transport technology in the local environment.
"This pilot project represents an exciting opportunity for Saudi Aramco and Air Products to demonstrate the potential of hydrogen in the transport sector and its viability as a sustainable fuel for the future," said Amin H. Nasser, President and Chief Executive Officer of Saudi Aramco.