RELEASE: FirstElement Fuel expands its True Zero hydrogen refueling network by opening its 41st station

-FirstElement Fuel expands its True Zero hydrogen refueling network by opening its 41st station in Oakland, California.

RELEASE: FirstElement Fuel expands its True Zero hydrogen refueling network by opening its 41st station

-FirstElement Fuel expands its True Zero hydrogen refueling network by opening its 41st station in Oakland, California

FirstElement Fuel, a global leader in hydrogen fueling solutions, opens its latest high-capacity retail station, begins commissioning a multi-use heavy-duty truck station near the Port of Oakland, and begins construction on a new station in Redwood City , CA.

IRVINE, Calif., Oct. 19, 2023/PRNewswire/ -- FirstElement Fuel Inc. ("FEF" or the "Company") today announced the public opening of a new high-capacity hydrogen retail station in Oakland, CA, expanding its True Zero hydrogen network to 41 fully public retail locations. The new hydrogen station, which uses FEF's patented design, has 4 dispensers capable of simultaneously providing standard H70 filling with a capacity of 1600 kilograms per day (or the equivalent of refueling 450 hydrogen-powered cars per day), which making it the highest performing hydrogen retail station in the world. The Oakland station represents the ninth high-performance station installed and operated by FEF.

FEF overcame many challenges to develop, permit and open the station, which was funded in part by grant funds from the California Energy Commission (the "CEC"), in a Disadvantaged Community (DAC). An important goal for both FEF and CEC is to facilitate investments in hydrogen refueling stations in diverse communities and provide access to hydrogen refueling service to people from all economic backgrounds.

FEF is also commissioning its multi-use heavy-duty truck hydrogen station near the Port of Oakland (the “Oakland Multi-Use Station”) and is breaking ground on a new retail hydrogen station in Redwood City, CA.

"The world faces many challenges today, but we remain focused and disciplined to achieve our mission of accelerating access to hydrogen refueling," said Joel Ewanick, founder and CEO of FEF. "And that's because hydrogen-powered transportation will ultimately play an enormous role in combating the biggest challenge facing the world: global warming."

Once operational, the Oakland multi-use station, which also uses FEF's patented design, will be the largest heavy-duty truck hydrogen refueling station in the world with the capacity to handle heavy-duty, medium-duty and hydrogen-powered vehicles. light. The station is part of a public-private partnership in which Hyundai Motor Company will supply 30 XCIENT Fuel Cell trucks, the largest deployment of Class 8 hydrogen-powered vehicles in the U.S. The project, titled NorCAL ZERO, was jointly funded by the California Energy Commission. (CEC) and the California Air Resources Board (CARB) and is being administered by the Center for Transportation and the Environment (CTE). FEF has designed the station, which is nearing completion, with a unique architecture that will have a capacity of 18,000 kilograms per day (enough to fill up to 200 heavy trucks and 400 light vehicles per day) and will make it the first station in the world to implement rapid filling components and protocols capable of filling a truck with 80 kilograms of hydrogen in less than 10 minutes.

The latest FEF retail station to begin construction is located in Redwood City, CA, and is supported in part by a grant from the California Energy Commission. The Redwood City station will add a new 4-pump fueling location to California's hydrogen fueling network and will become FEF's 42nd hydrogen station.

About FirstElement Fuel Inc. FirstElement Fuel Inc. (FEF or the “Company”) is a California-based company established in 2013 to provide safe and reliable retail hydrogen to hydrogen-powered vehicle customers. The Company is a global leader in hydrogen fueling station solutions, with facilities in Irvine, Santa Ana and Livermore, CA. FEF has 41 light-duty retail stations throughout California and is developing a network of stations to service hydrogen-powered heavy-duty trucks, starting with the world's first high-flow fueling station in Oakland, CA, as part of a project jointly with the California Air Resources Board and the California Energy Commission. Over the past 10 years since FEF's founding, the Company has partnered with public organizations such as the California Energy Commission, South Coast Air Quality Management District, of the Bay Area and the Sacramento Municipal Air Quality Management District, which have also provided funding. Private partnerships include those with Mitsui

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