Saudi Aramco and Air Products inaugurated the first hydrogen fueling station in Saudi Arabia, Saudi Gazette reported.

“Today’s milestone is an important step in making oil-to-hydrogen a reality as Saudi Aramco continues to be focused on creating breakthrough technologies and solutions as part of our long-term efforts to reduce carbon emissions and address climate concerns,” Amin Nasser, President and CEO of Saudi Aramco commented.

The pilot station will fuel an initial fleet of six Toyota Mirai fuel cell electric vehicles with high purity compressed hydrogen.

“This pilot project represents an exciting opportunity for Saudi Aramco and Air Products to demonstrate the potential of hydrogen in the transport sector and its viability as a sustainable fuel for the future,” Nasser added.

Inaugurating the hydrogen station, located at Air Products’ new Technology Center in the Dhahran Techno Valley Science Park, comes in line with the increasing recognition of hydrogen benefits in reducing emissions while addressing its energy needs.

The station will combine Aramco’s industrial and technological experience with Air Products’ know-how and experience in the field of hydrogen fueling.