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Viva Energy to partner with Air Liquide on hydrogen refuelling project

Viva Energy has announced further significant steps towards the delivery of its hydrogen refuelling station, which is expected to be delivered in the third quarter of 2023.

Viva Energy has placed orders for a 2.5 megawatt electrolyser for the creation of green hydrogen and a fast-fuelling hydrogen dispensing system, capable of refuelling multiple vehicles at once.

The electrolyser will produce hydrogen by using renewable electricity to split water molecules into hydrogen and oxygen.

The containerised electrolyser is being provided by New Hydrogen US and its local partner ENGV, and is expected to be the largest in Australia by a considerable margin.

Once installed, it will be at least twice the size of any other electrolyser producing green hydrogen in the country.

In addition, Viva Energy is partnering with Air Liquide for the provision of a ‘fast fill’ hydrogen refuelling package, designed to refuel at least ten trucks or busses consecutively.

The leading-edge system will be the largest in Australia and will be capable of dispensing 300 kilograms of hydrogen in just under two hours.

Together, the equipment will provide Viva Energy with the capacity to generate and deliver more than 1,000 kilograms of green hydrogen per day — powering a fleet of at least 15 hydrogen fuel cell heavy vehicles.

These are critical first steps in the company’s vision to establish Australia’s most ambitious hydrogen mobility project, which is expected to be the catalyst for a network of hydrogen refuelling stations reaching from Geelong and Melbourne to Sydney and Brisbane.

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