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Dedication of Fueling Facility is Delivering on DOE Hydrogen Infrastructure Program

Shell Hydrogen and the City of White Plains, New York, today dedicated a hydrogen vehicle fueling facility located in the city's department of public works yard in downtown White Plains. The Shell Hydrogen facility will produce hydrogen from electricity generated from renewable energy provided through the New York Power Authority.

"The City of White Plains has shown real leadership in cooperating on this project with Shell. White Plains' successful track record in introducing alternate fuels for city vehicles are a great fit with Shell Hydrogen's efforts to develop solutions to transportation and energy challenges," said Phillip Baxley, President of Shell Hydrogen LLC. "This station is another step towards an eventual network of stations serving our customers here in the US and around the world."

"The opportunity for the City of White Plains to work with Shell Hydrogen on the creation of this Hydrogen Fueling Station is very exciting. It enables White Plains to continue our research and demonstration programming for alternate fuels for which we are recognized throughout the Northeastern region," said White Plains Mayor Joseph Delfino. "If every one contributes a little of their time, talent and resources, as is the case in this project, we can surely make a difference in reducing air pollution without compromising the use of the automotive transportation system."

The facility will manufacture and store 30 kilograms of gaseous hydrogen. Since the hydrogen is made on-site, there will be no added fuel deliveries to the site.

This fueling station is also part of a U.S. Department of Energy hydrogen infrastructure program where Shell will provide hydrogen fuel to General Motors fuel cell vehicles in this program. Shell will also provide fuel to other GM FCVs being introduced into the New York City metro area.

GM will supply more than 30 Chevrolet Equinox Fuel Cell-Electric compact SUVs to private and commercial customers in Westchester County who will take part in a test drive, called "Project Driveway" for a time frame between 3 and 30 months beginning early next year.

"The Project Driveway Chevrolet Equinox fuel cell powered vehicles demonstrate an important milestone on GM's pathway to electrically driven vehicle development," said Larry Burns, vice president of GM's Research and Development and Strategic Planning. "The families that have volunteered to test-drive the Chevy Equinox Fuel Cell may well be the Apollo astronauts of our generation."

Shell Hydrogen refers to the companies of the Royal Dutch Shell which are engaged in the pursuit and development of businesses related to hydrogen and fuel cells. Each of the companies, which make up Royal Dutch Shell is an independent entity and has its own separate identity. Principal offices are located in London with a regional base in Houston.

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