South Korea-based Hanwha Solutions is partnering with Shell to create a hydrogen refueling infrastructure in California. The entire project is part of California’s effort to decarbonize its energy use.
Hanwha will support the project by supplying 2,000-liter hydrogen tanks, which can store hydrogen at a 517-bar pressure. Those tanks will be made at the company’s Hanwha Cimarron in Opelika, slated to open later this year.
Hanwha’s “$51 million investment plan to build a high-pressure tank manufacturing facility in Opelika, Alabama, is well underway. When the construction is complete later this year, [the] Opelika factory can produce up to 4,000 high-pressure tanks annually,” the company said in announcing the Shell agreement.
In December 2002, Hanwha acquired Cimarron Composites, which was founded by NASA scientist Tom Delay.