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Colorado Hydrogen Transportation Timeline

January 2017Retail Hydrogen Fueling Regulations established by CDLE Office of Oil & Public Safety


September 2019 - Colorado passes the Zero-Emission Vehicle (ZEV) Rule

December 2019 - Non-profit Colorado Hydrogen Network (CHN) is formed



July 2020 – Colorado signs Multi-State MD/HD Zero Emission Vehicle MOU

September 2020 – Colorado State University (CSU) takes delivery of a modular hydrogen fuel station through the efforts of CHN and NREL


December 2020 – New Day Hydrogen is formed to deploy hydrogen fuel stations


October 2021 – The Colorado Energy Office releases a Hydrogen Roadmap

Mid-2021 - Colorado passes SB21-260 “Sustainability of The Transportation System” to generate new sources of funding for ZEV’s & infrastructure and create a “Clean Fleet Enterprise” (CDPHE) and “Clean Transit Enterprise” (CDOT) to help fund Zero Emission Vehicles.  The “Community Access Enterprise” (CEO) is formed to help fund charging and fueling infrastructure. 


November 2022 - Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade (OEDIT) provides a $250K grant to New Day Hydrogen for the deployment of hydrogen fueling 


April 2023 - Colorado Air Quality Control Commission (AQCC) passed the Advanced Clean Truck and Low NOx Omnibus rules 

Mid-2023 – Colorado passes House Bill 23-1281 Establishing a Clean Hydrogen tax credit


January 2024 – Charging and Fueling Infrastructure (CFI) Grant.   Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) awards $9M grant to Colorado State University and New Day Hydrogen to deploy 3 hydrogen fuel stations



Second-half 2025 – Three hydrogen fuel stations expected to begin service along I-25 in Ft. Collins, Denver and Pueblo

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Charging and Fueling Infrastructure Grant

  • $11M ($9M Grant + $2.2M match)

  • Three Hydrogen fuel stations

    • Ft. Collins – CSU Powerhouse

    • Denver – Near I-70 & I-25 intersection

    • •Pueblo – Location TBD

    • Open to the public

  • Workforce training

  • Enlisting medium-duty vehicle fleet users

  • Leverage Colorado ”Enterprise” funding for vehicle & infrastructure support, and Clean Hydrogen Tax Credit

Modular Fuel Station Block Diagram

Modular Fuel Station Footprint

210 kg per day

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