Left to right: Team President Don Smolenski, Senior Vice President of Revenue and Strategy Catherine Carlson, PDC Machines Vice President Kareem Afzal, PDC Machines Director of Hydrogen Jim Petrecky

The Philadelphia Eagles have announced a new sustainability partnership with technology provider PDC Machines. As part of the deal, PDC Machines will look to equip Lincoln Financial Field with green hydrogen energy through a SimpleFuel hydrogen refueling unit.

The SimpleFuel hydrogen station, which has been designed to take only the inputs of water and electricity to produce clean hydrogen fuel, will power vehicles and material handling equipment in an effort to further reduce the stadium’s carbon footprint.

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“Our partnership with PDC Machines is a tremendous opportunity to strengthen our sustainable management practices,” said Don Smolenski, Philadelphia Eagles President. “Fueling our vehicles and operational equipment with clean hydrogen energy is an exciting new component of our comprehensive efforts to reduce our carbon  footprint.”

Through the team’s robust Go Green program, the Eagles have been producing their own clean power onsite since 2013. 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.

“Today, the Philadelphia Eagles take the next step in their sustainability endeavor by implementing a cutting-edge energy storage medium,” said Kareem Afzal, Vice President of PDC Machines. “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. 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.”

The Eagles’ Go Green program has been nationally-recognized for its commitment to sustainability and eco-friendly measures. In December 2018, Lincoln Financial Field became LEED Gold certified by the U.S. Green Building Council for implementing practical and measurable strategies and solutions aimed at achieving high performance in: sustainable site development, water savings, energy efficiency, materials selection and indoor environmental quality. A few months earlier, in June 2018, the Eagles became the first professional sports team to achieve ISO 20121 certification, which is an international standard designed to help organizations in the events and hospitality industry integrate sustainability into management practices and processes.

About PDC Machines

PDC Machines is a U.S.-based technology provider of high pressure diaphragm compressors, founded in 1977. Our mission is to provide state-of-the-art green energy technology to an evolving world and promote clean hydrogen energy as a scalable solution to climate change, all while creating green jobs. Fore more information, visit www.PDCMachines.com.

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