Plug Power to build 30 tonnes/day hydrogen plant in California

This large scale zero-carbon hydrogen transportation fuel project will also create jobs in a key Fresno County.

Plug Power Inc. to build a 30 tonnes/day of liquid green hydrogen production facility in Fresno County, California.

The plant will be the largest green hydrogen production facility on the west coast, serving customers from San Diego to Vancouver.

The facility will use a new 300 MW zero-carbon solar farm to power 120 MW of Plug Power’s PEM electrolysers. It will include the construction of a new tertiary wastewater treatment plant in Mendota to supply recycled water for the people of Mendota and supply the full needs of the plant. Pending environmental and construction permitting approvals, the plant will break ground in early 2023 and complete commissioning in early 2024.

The plant will join the company’s growing national network of plants in New York, Tennessee, and Georgia to supply 500 tonnes/day of liquid green hydrogen by 2025, reaching almost doubled globally by 2028.

The plant will help support the state’s carbon neutrality target by 2045 and continue to transition the transportation sector out of petroleum, including trucks carrying freight and cargo. It will benefit the most impacted communities, including those located near ports, rail yards, and distribution centres.

Andy Marsh, CEO for Plug Power, said, “California is leading the world in the adoption of green hydrogen and renewable energy.”

Richard W. Corey, Carb Executive Officer, said, “With this project, they are taking an innovative, sustainable and low-impact approach to provide in-state renewable hydrogen.”

Shahkar Ali

Shahkar is the regional representative for Asia covering the hydrogen industry for H2 Bulletin. Please click on the email icon to contact him directly via email or follow him on social media.
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