Bob Beckstead

September 10, 2023

MASSENA — The Massena Volunteer Fire Department and Air Products have started to forge a relationship in anticipation of the company’s proposed green hydrogen facility in Massena.

As part of that partnership, Air Products donated $5,000 to the fire department to enhance both training and equipment that will be available in the case of an emergency.

“We are excited to join forces with Air Products to enhance the safety and well-being of our community. This partnership represents a significant step forward in our mission to provide the highest level of protection to our community. We are grateful to Air Products for their support and are
confident that this collaboration will strengthen our emergency response capabilities,” Chief Patrick M.
O’Brien said.

“Air Products is excited to be a part of the Massea community and looks forward to a productive and enduring partnership with the Massena Fire Department that will benefit theresidents for years to come,” Fred Schneider, north region line manager for Air Products said.

Air Products and Chemicals is proposing to develop approximately 84.4 acres of land on Pontoon Bridge Road for use as a hydrogen facility, to harvest up to 35 metric tons of green hydrogen daily using renewable power that will be supplied by the New York Power Authority. The facility will produce liquid hydrogen through electrolysis using the hydroelectric power. The company will invest about $500 million in the facility, which is expected to come on line in late 2026.

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