Plug Power

Plug fills first tanker with green hydrogen

Feb. 2, 2024
The cyrogenic trailer can deliver the same amount of liquid hydrogen to customer sites as eight tube trailers that transport gaseous hydrogen, the company reports

Plug Power recently completed the first fill of a Plug tanker with liquid green hydrogen produced at its Woodbine, Georgia, production plant.

The cryogenic trailer transported the hydrogen to Walmart, Amazon, and Home Depot.

“The first delivery of our green hydrogen molecule marks a critical milestone for the green hydrogen economy,” Plug CEO Andy Marsh said in a news release. “If you want to see the hydrogen ecosystem of the future, it’s at Plug today.

“There’s no doubt that Plug is demonstrating the future with real products and projects at scale.”

The tanker holds enough liquid hydrogen to fuel 3,216 forklifts a day, Plug said.

The company’s Georgia plant currently operates eight 5-megawatt (MW) electrolyzers, the largest proton exchange membrane (PEM) electrolyzer deployment in the U.S. The plant can produce up to 15 tons per day of liquid green hydrogen and serves customers in the eastern U.S. From production to fill, the process was completed in about four days, and from now on the trailers will deliver the hydrogen to customers through Plug’s “extensive” logistics network.

“We took a big step today to make cost-effective green hydrogen available to our pedestal customers,” said Sanjay Shrestha, Plug chief strategy officer and general manager for energy solutions. “This validates our investment in building out a production plant network—a bet on our customers’ desire for more sustainable solutions.”

Plug’s liquid hydrogen tank trailers can transport up to 80,000 pounds per maximum gross vehicle weight, the company added. It takes approximately eight tube trailers to deliver the same amount of gaseous hydrogen as one liquid hydrogen tanker can carry.

“The company’s advanced cryogenic and liquefaction capabilities are integral to its operations, allowing the green hydrogen to be safely and efficiently transported to customers,” Plug concluded.