Air Products is already one of the biggest producers and distributors of hydrogen. Most of what the company produces currently is distributed by tanker trucks. More recently the company has been collaborating with Harvest Energy Technology, Inc to develop and test on-site hydrogen generation systems. After successfully deploying installations of Harvest's reformer technology in Las Vegas and State College PA, Air Products has now bought the smaller company. The methane steam reformation generators can be used for industrial applications or fueling stations. In the past 10 years, Harvest has delivered 20 of its generators to customers around the world. Such on-site generation systems could eliminate the need for distribution of hydrogen by relying on existing distribution networks for natural gas. Similarly localized electrolysis systems powered by renewable sources could allow for fueling networks to be established with locally available resources.

[Source: Air Products]

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