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Moving Forward with Hydrogen Fuel

Our Swiss joint venture, Coop Mineraloel AG, in which Phillips 66 has a 49% interest, has a successful hydrogen fueling program.

The hydrogen is produced from 100% percent renewable energy, including hydropower, wind, sun, biomass and geothermal energy. It is completely CO2-free because water is the only emission produced by hydrogen conversion. Hydrogen is converted into electricity in a vehicle fuel cell, which powers the car or truck without harmful exhaust gases.

We are working to make hydrogen fuel stations more common for end-consumers to supply their vehicles with this form of energy. Following our commission of a fuelling station in Hunzenschwil, Switzerland, delayed permits and travel restrictions prevented two additional stations from opening in 2020. Those stations were opened in 2021.

Coop also commissioned the world’s first H2 series truck from Hyundai in October 2020. By the end of the year, eight hydrogen-powered trucks supported the network. A single tank load from our hydrogen service station allows the trucks to travel around 250 miles before refueling. Over the course of a year, a hydrogen truck can prevent about 80 tons of CO2 emissions.

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