Mobile Hydrogen Refueller

February 22nd, 2022

R&D Focus Areas:
Mobility, Non-pipeline non-export supply technologies, Supply chain integration

Lead Organisation:
Queensland University of Technology (QUT)

H2H Energy Pty Ltd
Queensland Government


Start date:
June 2021

Completion date:
December 2022

Key contacts:
Ian Mackinnon:
Michelle Gane (QUT) (06/2021 – 12/2022)

Queensland Government

Project total cost:
Not applicable

Project summary description:
The installation and commissioning of a refueller for fuel cell electric vehicles (FCEVs) at the Redlands pilot plant site was completed in July 2021. The first hydrogen refuelling station in QLD was designed, procured, built and safety tested with a resultant “media event” hosted by Professor Sheil and the QLD Minister for Energy and Public Works. Procurement of a QLD-made mobile refueller from H2H Energy Ltd., for temporary use at the Redlands Research Facility, has enabled weekly refuelling of FCEVs since July 2021. Since installation, H2H Energy and QUT have introduced many industry affiliates to the installation as well as to operation and safety procedures. Five Hyundai FCEVs continue to be refuelled on a weekly basis.

In conjunction with other activity at Redlands, QUT and partners will connect hydrogen produced via on-site CPV+SiPV and electrolysers to the mobile refueller to deliver “green hydrogen”. Lessons on supply chain integration, safety and standards and regulation are key R&D steps in hydrogen value chain development.

In the period August 2021 to November 2022, the refuelling station has serviced one Hyzon bus and many Toyota and Hyundai passenger vehicles; more than 150 refuelling’s of passenger vehicles have been undertaken at the Redlands facility.

With completion of a commercial refuelling station near the Port of Brisbane expected in December 2022, this mobile refuelling equipment will be relocated to another site by H2H Energy Pty Ltd.

Related publications and key links:
QUT News – “Hydrogen-powered vehicles join decarbonised transport revolution” 27th July 2021 (other references at ; and FuelCellWorks)

Higher degree studies supported:
Not applicable


Updated: June 2023