South Coast Air Quality Mgmt District Headquarters GH2, Diamond Bar, CA
Project Completion: 2004
The AQMD’s hydrogen fueling station took six months to complete and was Southern California’s first official link in Governor Schwarzenneger’s Hydrogen Highway. The station was the first of its kind in California to demonstrate hydrogen fueling and power production using an internal combustion engine generator. The electricity produced is used at AQMD during periods of peak demand to supplement the AQMD’s solar array, which has long been used to help meet the power needs of the building. RECI's role was to provide engineering review services of the station construction documents (drawings, specifications and calculations), and to sign & stamp the final construction documents for permit plan check submission.
Toyota Headquarters GH2, Torrance, CA
Project Completion: 2002
RECI's role was to prepare facility installation drawings for permit plan check and provide construction observation.
California Fuel Cell Partnership at AC Transit GH2, Richmond, CA
Project Completion: 2002
Total Cost: $500,000
Contact: Mallory Nestor-Brush, AC Transit, 510 891-4777
The California Fuel Cell Partnership chose Stuart Energy, in cooperation with AC Transit in Richmond, CA to provide the first satellite hydrogen fueling station. This station extended the geographic area in which the partnership’s fuel cell vehicles are able to travel. The station was located at the A/C Transit Richmond Maintenance Facility and from October 2002 - 2007, was fueling California Fuel Cell Partnership member vehicles.
The station was critical to the launch of AC Transit's hydrogen program. AC Transit operated the electrolysis station built and maintained by Stuart Energy and Hydrogenics in partnership with the California Fuel Cell Partnership (CaFCP). The station produced up to 24 kilograms of hydrogen daily from the electrolysis of water. The station could fuel as many as five cars within eight minutes and was the primary fueling station for AC Transit's prototype 30' bus and light-duty vehicles in the CaFCP. This fast-fill station had 3-bank cascade storage and a 450 scfh compressor. A vehicle could fuel in less than 5 minutes with fuel delivery pressures of 3,600 psig and 5,000 psig referenced at 70°F. However, this station's usefulness was eclipsed by the opening of the steam-methane reformer at AC Transit's Oakland Division.
RECI’s role was to 1) prepare plans and calculations stamped by California Registered Professional Engineers for permit plan check support by satisfying the requirements of the City of Richmond, 2) prepare station construction documents and 3) provide onsite technical support during construction.