Philadelphia Eagles to Install SimpleFuel Station

Don Smolenski and Kareem Afzal '93 mark the coming installation of a SimpleFuel station at Philadelphia Eagles's stadium. (Photo credit: Philadelphia Eagles)

The Philadelphia Eagles NFL team will install a SimpleFuel station at club’s LEED-certified Lincoln Financial Field stadium, providing green hydrogen energy as part of the new sustainability partnership with PDC Machines.

“The Philadelphia Eagles take the next step in their sustainability projects by implementing a cutting-edge energy storage medium,” said Kareem Afzal ’93, vice president of PDC Machines. The SimpleFuel hydrogen station is designed to use water and electricity to produce clean hydrogen fuel that will power vehicles and material handling equipment at the stadium.”

“Fueling our vehicles and operational equipment with clean hydrogen energy is an exciting new component of our comprehensive efforts to reduce our carbon footprint,” said Don Smolenski, president of Philadelphia Eagles.

The Eagles have been producing their own clean power onsite since 2013, through the team’s robust Go Green program. A micro-grid of 10,456 solar panels have helped generate more than 24 million kilowatt hours, positioning Lincoln Financial Field to be among the greenest major sports facilities in the world.

“By pioneering practical and novel approaches to reducing their footprint, the Philadelphia Eagles again lead the athletic community – and broader business world – in sustainability, preserving their local community and setting an example for the world to follow,” Kareem said. “PDC is thrilled to enter into this partnership to show the world on a grand stage the opportunities that are present with hydrogen as a green energy carrier.”

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