Your On-Site Hydrogen Fueling Station: Automotive-Fleet-Industrial

SimpleFuel™ is an on-site hydrogen generation, compression, storage and fueling appliance that uses water and electricity to produce high purity fuel cell-grade hydrogen. SimpleFuel™ converts 3.8 gallons of filtered water into enough hydrogen fuel to fill one hydrogen powered vehicle to travel over 360 miles.

A consortium of technology innovators comprised of PDC Machines, Ivys Energy Solutions, and McPhy North America make SimpleFuel™ a cost effective, safe and reliable fueling solution aimed at addressing specific needs of the hydrogen infrastructure in automotive and industrial mobility applications.

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PDC Machines SimpleFuel™ re-fueling appliance at 1707 Stout Drive, Warminster, PA 18974


PDC Machines is honored to have received awards from the United States Department of Energy and the Lower Bucks Chamber of Commerce for its SimpleFuel™ appliance.

United States Department of Energy

The Energy Department announces SimpleFuel™ as the winner of the $1 million H2 Refuel H-Prize Competition. Launched in October 2014, the H2 Refuel H-Prize competition challenged America’s innovators to deploy an on-site hydrogen generation system using electricity or natural gas to fuel hydrogen vehicles that can be used in homes, community centers, small businesses, or similar locations.
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Lower Bucks Chamber of Commerce

The Senate of Pennsylvania recognized businesses which, through adherence to the highest standards of service, contribute in a meaningful way toward a better and more productive society.
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Why SimpleFuel™

Protecting the environment and building a stronger economy

The SimpleFuel™ team believes strongly in energy independence, reducing pollution, increasing energy efficiency, creating a cleaner environment, and building a stronger economy through the use of clean, renewable sources of energy. SimpleFuel™ will further the growth of a hydrogen infrastructure around the world by providing a convenient alternative fueling option for global consumers that adopt zero emission fuel cell electric vehicles.

Ideal for warehouses and small fleet vehicle operations

SimpleFuel™ is a cost effective fueling solution with a small footprint that can make FCEV’s more accessible to customers in warehouses, community centers, municipalities, small businesses and similar locations. Furthermore, The SimpleFuel™ appliance generates hydrogen onsite, increasing convenience and allowing indoor installations eliminating the need for hydrogen delivery, and can top off a tank in a few minutes.

Experience in system integration, compression and electrolysis

The SimpleFuel™ team brings decades of industry experience in system integration, compression and electrolysis. PDC is the # 1 supplier of Hydrogen fueling compressors for the automobile, bus, heavy duty vehicle, and utility vehicle markets with nearly 350 compressors installed world-wide and counting.

  • SimpleFuel, Greentown Labs, Somerville, MA. Press release here

  • SimpleFuel® is a simplified hydrogen station that uses electricity from solar panels at the Toyota plant site in Japan to produce hydrogen which is then supplied to fuel-cell forklifts. It can produce up to 99 Nm3/day (approx. 8.8 kg/day) of hydrogen, enough to fuel seven or eight FC forklifts.

  • First commercial deployment in Japan for Fork-lifts

  • Ribbon cutting ceremony for the SimpleFuel® appliance that will use solar or grid electricity to produce and deliver hydrogen for use with a fuel-cell forklift truck.

  • SimpleFuel™ for industrial companies

  • SimpleFuel™ for warehouses

  • SimpleFuel™ for vehicle dealerships

  • SimpleFuel™ for home use

  • SimpleFuel™ for hydrogen fueling stations

  • SimpleFuel™ for office complexes

  • PDC Machines SimpleFuel™ appliance opening ceremony, ribbon cutting by Director of Fuel Cell Technologies Office, Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy, US Dept of Energy.

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