Air Force Funds Fuel Cell Hybrid Bus Project

July 29, 2003[]Hydrogenics Corporation, a designer and manufacturer of fuel cell systems, has been contracted by the High Technology Development Corporation (HTDC) in Hawaii to provide a fully-integrated 20 kW fuel cell power system for a 30-foot fuel cell hybrid bus. This initiative is being funded by the U.S. Air Force to evaluate advanced ground transportation technologies. HTDC is a State agency tasked with the development and growth of Hawaii’s commercial high technology industry. It provides broad based programs ranging from incubation to federal research and development partnerships to marketing. Through the HTDC, this project will be the Air Force’s first opportunity to test extended range on a zero-emission heavy vehicle, evaluating its performance during routine operations. Additionally, the project will involve an evaluation of the challenges associated with hydrogen generation to support operation of the bus.
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