technology powers South Korean vehicles
Air Products has signed a contract with SK
Energy to construct a hydrogen fueling station for a novel energy
project to be based in World Cup Park in Seoul, South Korea.
The hydrogen fueling station to be onstream in July 2010 will
supply hydrogen produced solely from landfill gas to fuel a fleet
of vehicles. The project is part of Seoul’s push to use alternative
supply means to generate 10 percent of its energy consumption
by 2020, and to use hydrogen for 30 percent of the switch.
Air Products’ compression, storage and dispensing
technology will fuel hydrogen powered fuel cell buses for public
transit initially, and a small fleet of cars targeted to increase
to as many as 100 public use vehicles. World Cup Park is a combination
of several small parks adjacent to World Cup Stadium, site of
the 2002 FIFA World Cup. The location has been selected for several
eco-friendly projects including a “zero-energy house” completely
powered by solar energy and other environmentally-friendly energies.