AC Transit Hydrogen Fueling Station

INDUSTRY: Gas Station

Ground-up hydrogen fueling station for AC Transit Authority

Location:
Emeryville
Owner:
AC Transit
Architect:
Jacobs Engineering

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Project Summary

Construction of the largest public hydrogen fueling station in the United States for AC Transit. This project serves as a fully-functional station, as well as a public education facility. Scope on this hard-bid public job included several architectural elements designed to enhance the facility’s functionality, including solar-equipped canopies. This state-of-the-art facility features a 510 kilowatt DC solar photovoltaic system that is capable of generating energy to help fuel the transit system’s twelve 40’ hybrid-electric, zero-emission fuel cell buses running throughout the Bay Area. The site is also equipped with the latest advancements in compression and dispensing technology; enabling buses to be refueled at rates up to 5 kilograms/minute—a time comparable to refueling diesel buses. It is the first large-scale publicly accessible station designed to support the advent of privately-owned fuel cell cars and uniquely demonstrates the use of “renewable” hydrogen.

Award Notes

2011 Award of Merit Best Publicly Funded Special Use – Gold Nugget Awards

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