Israel launches first hydrogen fuel station: Start of energy market revolution?


"We have no choice," Elbaz stressed. "The climate is changing. Temperatures are rising. We are running against the clock to improve things, so the next generation will not suffer."

Israel's first hydrogen fuel station opened for activity in Sonol Yagur near the Haifa Bay on Monday, putting Israel among the ranks of leading countries in the world that are seeking to replace combustion engines with hydrogen-based fuel cell technology.
The newly installed dispenser allows customers to refill compatible vehicles with hydrogen, much like filling up with gasoline or diesel. This is a potentially significant advantage over electric vehicles, which require lengthy charging times.
The station is a joint project of Sonol, Bazan and Colmobil and is meant to enable hydrogen-based transportation in Israel. Transportation is among the country's leading causes of greenhouse gas emissions and pollution.