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Energy - OCTOBER 16, 2020

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Hydrogen alliance formed for sector boom

by Andrea Zander

The Western States Hydrogen Alliance (WSHA) has been launched by members of the hydrogen and fuel cell industry, including Ballard Power Systems, Capacity Trucks, El Dorado National, Golden Gate Zero Emission Marine, Hyundai, Plug Power, and The Protium Co.

The alliance aims to rapidly deploy of zero-emission hydrogen fuel cell electric trucks, buses, locomotives, vessels, aircraft and off-road equipment throughout the Western United States. WSHA will focus on technical, policy and funding initiatives aimed at maximizing the rollout of vehicles and infrastructure.

Roxana Bekemohammadi, WSHA executive director, said, “Hydrogen fuel cells will power the future of zero-emission mobility in these heavy-duty, hard to electrify sectors. That fact is indisputable. This new alliance exists to ensure government and industry can work efficiently together to accelerate the coming of this revolution.”

The cost of hydrogen technology continues to be an issue.

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