PRF Gas Solutions is pleased to have officially launched its portable refuelling station for hydrogen vehicles – DRHYVE.
This portable refuelling station, a pioneer in Portugal, will be used to refuel vehicles powered by fuel-cells.
The new hydrogen refuelling station, also known as DRHYVE currently supplies heavy and light vehicles at 350 bar, and in the future will also supply light vehicles at 700 bar. The system was installed in the city of Cascais, Portugal, and is currently supplying two buses, also nationally manufactured (built by Caetano Bus) and a light car.
According to Bruno Faustino, Director of the Hydrogen Business Unit, «PRF already has in construction the 2nd DRHYVE station and, although this station does not have its own production, we are already designing stations with its own local production of hydrogen, making the systems fully autonomous.»
The DRHYVE station was entirely designed, developed and built in Portugal by PRF. It is the first of many refuelling stations for hydrogen that PRF intends to build like the numerous CNG/LNG units designed, developed and built by PRF around the world.
Paulo Ferreira, PRF´s CEO, said «We are very pleased to have launched in Portugal the first of many DRHYVE stations (PHRS – portable hydrogen refuelling station) that PRF will build. Hydrogen will play a very important role in mobility and in a short time we will have important fleets of vehicles with hydrogen fuel-cells, and we are sure that the important role that PRF has in the refuelling stations for natural gas vehicles, will also have in the hydrogen refuelling stations. PRF has 30 years of activity and 20 years of experience in gas refuelling stations. Hydrogen is quite a different product from natural gas but the process is very similar, so much of the knowledge and experience gained is now naturally applied to hydrogen refuelling stations.»