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Thursday, July 21, 2011

Hydrogen Fueling Stations Could Reach 5,200 by 2020

Have you thought about hydrogen as an alternative fuel for a future car?  You should.  Clean burning (water is the discharge), affordable, efficient.  Honda has been selling a hydrogen-powered Civic for years, with good results.

To make it successful, we need many distribution points.  Here's a good article that predicts 5200 hydrogen fueling stations within 9 years, a very promising future.  Here's the link:  http://www.environmentalleader.com/2011/07/20/hydrogen-fueling-stations-could-reach-5200-by-2020/.

Part of the article: 
"More than 5,200 hydrogen fueling stations for cars, buses and forklifts will be operational by 2020, up from just 200 stations in 2010, according to a report by Pike Research.

In the report, Hydrogen Infrastructure, the cleantech market intelligence firm projects that annual investment in hydrogen stations will reach $1.6 billion by 2010, with a cumulative 10-year investment of $8.4 billion. Demand for hydrogen as a fuel will rise from about  775,000 kg in 2010 to 418 million kg by 2020.
Pike says that key direct hydrogen fuel cell applications include light duty vehicles, forklifts, buses, stationary power, and scooters. Each of these markets presents its own challenges"

Take a look at Environmental Leader.  Wendy Lucht, from Ocean State Clean Cities, touched on hydrogen fuels during a show with us.  Go back and see it again on the Arpin Broadcast Network, under the Renewable Now channel.  We will follow up with a future show focused on hydrogen powered cars, trucks and scooters and track our way to 5200 fueling stations. 

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