Liquid Hydrogen Refueler for Hydrogen-Electric Aircraft Applications


SCH Number
Public Agency
California Energy Commission
Document Title
Liquid Hydrogen Refueler for Hydrogen-Electric Aircraft Applications
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
The purpose of this project is to develop and demonstrate a mobile liquid hydrogen storage and dispensing system that incorporates zero-boil-off in order to achieve a low cost and high efficiency fueling solution for off-road liquid hydrogen applications. This project will facilitate the adoption of liquid hydrogen fueled vehicles in the off-road sector. By doing this, it can help reduce pollution around airports and ports which currently suffer from high air pollution. It will also increase hydrogen generation demand which could decrease the cost of fuel as the product scales.

Contact Information

Antonio Gomez
Agency Name
California Energy Commission
Job Title
Mechanical Engineer
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Hollister, Mojave
Kern, San Benito

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Cal. Code Regs., tit. 14, § 15301
Reasons for Exemption
Cal. Code Regs., tit. 14, § 15301: A project that consists of the operation, maintenance, or minor alteration of existing public or private structures, facilities, mechanical equipment, involving negligible or no expansion of existing or former use is categorically exempt from CEQA. This project involves the system design, optimization, and integration of a mobile liquid hydrogen refueler that will all take place in existing research facilities. The mobile refueler will then be demonstrated for a short period of time at an existing airport already used for refueling aircraft and negligible expansion of existing use is expected. Therefore, this project is categorically exempt from CEQA. This proposed project does not impact an environmental resource of hazardous or critical concern where designated, precisely mapped, and officially adopted pursuant to law by federal, state, or local agencies; does not involve any cumulative impacts of successive projects of the same type in the same place that might be considered significant; does not involve unusual circumstances that might have a significant effect on the environment; will not result in damage to scenic resources within a highway officially designated as a state scenic highway; the project site is not included on any list compiled pursuant to Government Code section 65962.5, and the project will not cause a substantial adverse change in the significance of a historical resource. Therefore, none of the exceptions to categorical exemptions listed in CEQA Guidelines section 15300.2 apply to this project and this project will not have a significant effect on the environment.


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