Hydrogen Fueling Station

Developed in partnership with Air Products and Chemicals, Inc. and the U.S. Department of Energy, this facility demonstrates commercial cost viability for a stand-alone, comprehensive hydrogen fueling station that can competitively deliver a hydrogen product stream strictly meeting end-use performance requirements in the emerging hydrogen-for-transportation markets.  

The station system has been designed and developed to push the envelope of current technologies in the areas of steam reforming, dispensing, and hydrogen pressure swing-adsorption purification. Mass production capital cost and process analysis studies conducted by Air Products and reported to the DOE have confirmed that target gasoline-equivalent prices are feasible with the proposed development and commercialization activities. This system is serving as the basis for supporting new hydrogen energy requirements at the University. In particular, it is enabling the capability of the Larson Institute, as operator of the Federal Transit Administration's Bus Testing Program, to test new hydrogen-fueled buses and other hydrogen-powered vehicles as part of its normal charter to the federal government.



The Thomas D. Larson Pennsylvania Transportation Institute is Penn State’s transportation research center. Since its founding in 1968, the Larson Institute has maintained a threefold mission of research, education, and service. The Institute brings together top faculty, world-class facilities and enterprising students from across the University in partnership with public and private stakeholders to address critical transportation-related problems.

Thomas D. Larson Pennsylvania Transportation Institute

201 Transportation Research Building

The Pennsylvania State University

University Park, PA 16802-4710

Phone: 814-865-1891