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Aramco, Air Products open Saudi Arabia's first hydrogen fuel station

Fleet of six Toyota Mirai vehicles charged at Dhahran Techno Valley Science Park facility

Aramco and Air Products have opened Saudi's first hydrogen fuel station.
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Aramco and Air Products have opened Saudi's first hydrogen fuel station.

Saudi Arabia's state-held Saudi Aramco and Air Products have jointly inaugurated the kingdom's first hydrogen fuelling station at Dhahran Techno Valley Science Park, which provided first fuel to a fleet of six Toyota Mirai electric cell-powered vehicles. 

The fleet of Mirai vehicles was used to show the potential of hydrogen-fueled vehicles and how they can make a contribution to cleaner energy.

Mirai cars have a driving range of 500km with water as their sole emission, and the ability to be fueled as quickly as within five minutes, relative to the hour-long charge for tradition battery electric vehicles, Air Products said in a statement. 

Commenting on the occasion, chairman, president, and chief executive officer of Air Products, Seifi Ghasemi, said: “We are honoured to collaborate with Saudi Aramco to establish and develop a sustainable, hydrocarbon based supply system for fuel cell vehicles in Saudi Arabia.”

Saudi Aramco’s president and CEO, Amin H Nasser, added that the project represented an “exciting opportunity” for the two companies to demonstrate the potential and feasibility of hydrogen in the transport sector.

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