California port to vote on hydrogen fuelling station

California port to vote on hydrogen fuelling station

The Long Beach Board of Harbour Commissioners is to vote on a proposal by Toyota Logistics Services to reconfigure its facility at Pier B and build a renewable fuel-cell power plant and hydrogen fuelling station.

The proposal by Toyota will streamline its port operations. Currently, Toyota operates a marine terminal at the port where new automobiles are off-loaded from ships, processed and transported off-site via truck or rail. Toyota is proposing to add a 2.3-megawatt fuel-cell power plant and a new fuelling station that includes pumps dedicated to hydrogen.

Current facilities will be demolished in order to make way for the power plant.

The study is known as an Initial Study/Mitigated Negative Declaration (IS/MND), meaning that no substantial evidence was found that the project would have a significant effect on the environment. Public comment on the proposal was accepted through July 10 and a final study and Notice of Intent have been issued.

The IS/MND and Notice of Intent are available at www.polb.com/ceqa. A vote will take place on August 13, 2018.