Hawaii’s first public hydrogen fuel station is being developed

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State will soon have its first public hydrogen station Hawaii will soon have its first public hydrogen fuel station. The state has been working to promote clean transportation for some time, especially where fuel cell vehicles are concerned. Hawaii has become a testing ground for some fuel cell vehicles, but the hydrogen fuel stations currently operating in the state are closed to the public. A new hydrogen station is being built in order to ensure that consumers have access to the hydrogen they need to power their vehicles. Company aims…

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Hawaii becomes home to many fuel cell projects

State establishes itself as an active market for promising fuel cell projects The United States has quickly established itself as a favorable market for hydrogen fuel cells, but fuel cell projects are finding particular success in one state: Hawaii. In a short period of time, Hawaii has become one of the most active states in the country in terms of fuel cell projects, according to a new report from the Department of Energy. Hawaii was the second state to receive fuel cell vehicles from Toyota and several companies are working…

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Hydrogen fuel cells may become important to Hawaii’s renewable energy industry

Blue Planet Foundation shows strong interest in hydrogen fuel and fuel cell technology Henk Rogers, founder of the renewable energy non-profit organization Blue Planet Foundation, believes that hydrogen fuel will be crucial part of the clean energy industry in Hawaii. The Blue Planet Foundation has played a major role in promoting clean energy throughout the state and the organization has taken a strong interest in clean transportation. According to Rogers, hydrogen will become a very prominent force in the Hawaiian industry, especially as more automakers begin to release fuel cell…

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New hydrogen fuel station in Hawaii shows the power of innovation

Fueling station is equipped with fast-fill technology, making it more convenient to fuel new vehicles The Hawaii Natural Energy Institute has commissioned the development of a new hydrogen fuel station that will be built in the Marine Corps Base Hawaii in Kaneohe Bay. The new station will be equipped with “fast-fill” technology, which will allow fuel cell vehicles to be fuelled quickly. The fuel station is being developed to support new fuel cell vehicles that are being leased by the Office of Naval Research from General Motors. Fuel cell vehicles…

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New hydrogen fuel vehicles are coming to Hawaii

Hawaii to serve as testing ground for new fuel cell vehicles Hawaii will soon receive new hydrogen-powered vehicles that will be operated at the Hawaii Volcanoes National Park and the Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam. These vehicles will be used to shuttle tourists and tow aircraft and will also provide valuable information concerning the capabilities of fuel cell vehicles. Hawaii has become a popular place to test fuel cell vehicles due to its relatively small size and the fact that it receives the majority of its fuel as imports from other…

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New hydrogen fuel cell project to take root in Hawaii

Government agencies team together in order to launch a new fuel cell pilot project The U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy and the Department of Transportation’s Maritime Administration have joined together to launch a new six-month pilot project concerning the use of fuel cells to power barges. The new project is set to take place in the Port of Honolulu, Hawaii. The pilot project is based on a study conducted by the Sandia National Laboratory last year. The study highlighted the benefits of using fuel…

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Port of Honolulu becomes home to new hydrogen fuel cell project

New project aims to use fuel cells to provide power to docked and anchored ships The Port of Honolulu in Hawaii is set to be home to a new project involving hydrogen fuel cells. The project is being managed by a team of researchers from Sandia National Laboratories. The team has partnered with several other groups that have a vested interest in fuel cells and how they can be used as primary energy systems. Fuel cells tend to receive the majority of their attention for their uses in transportation, but…

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Hawaiian park to introduce hydrogen powered buses

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Two hybrid buses using both hybrid battery and hydrogen fuel will be used at Hawaii Volcanoes National Park this spring to move visitors around the park. Congestion continues to be a problem as visitors try to make their way through the narrow roads in the area. The winding, historic roads in the park are hard to navigate with heavy traffic. Park officials sought a way to keep visitors coming and going while reducing congestion and using an environmentally friendly mode of transportation. Areas like the Thurston Lava Tube lack enough…

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Hawaii Natural Energy Institute launches new hydrogen fuel project

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Hawaii Natural Energy Institute announces new plan to bring clean energy to Hawaii The Hawaii Natural Energy Institute, a state-funded renewable energy and technology research branch of the University of Hawaii, has announced some ambitious plans concerning hydrogen fuel. The organization aims to launch a new project on the Big Island, which will be responsible for providing hydrogen fuel to the numerous buses that operate therein. The project could also help embolden the state’s energy grid, allowing it to move away from the costly, inefficient generators that are used in…

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U.S. Army shows off world’s first fleet of hydrogen-powered military vehicles

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The United States Army has revealed the world’s first military fleet powered entirely by hydrogen fuel cells. The fleet is comprised of 16 vehicles that will begin field testing in Hawaii this year. The vehicles are part of the U.S. military’s continued experimentation with alternative energy. The Department of Defense has highlighted hydrogen as one of its top priorities for the future and this latest development shows that the agency is making good on its promises to break the country’s dependence of oil. Once the vehicles have gone through the…

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General Motors and The Gas Company team to build Hawaii’s first hydrogen fuel cell service center

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Hawaii’s The Gas Company has announced plans to partner with General Motors in an effort to open a new service center for hydrogen-powered vehicles in Honolulu. The service center is meant to be a source of maintenance and repair for the hydrogen fuel cells that power new vehicles coming from most major automakers, including GM. GM Believes that the facility will make it easier for consumers to adopt hydrogen energy as it will provide them with a safety net should the technology in their vehicles fail and they do not…

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Navy announces expansion of hydrogen energy tests in Hawaii

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For the U.S. Military, hydrogen energy has become a major focus. Last year, the Department of Defense outlined plans to pursue alternative energy projects, with a specific interest in hydrogen. A few weeks ago, the U.S. Navy announced plans to investigate further applications of hydrogen-powered vehicles. The Marine Corps Base in Hawaii will serve as a testing ground for these vehicles, as it is currently home to tests with General Motor’s Equinox fuel cell vehicle. The new tests will be funded by the Office of Naval Research. According to the…

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New hydrogen fuel station coming to Hawaii from Proton Onsite.

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Proton Onsite, a manufacturer of hydrogen fuel cells, has installed a new hydrogen generation system at the Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam facility in Hawaii. The facility is located just outside Honolulu and will be responsible for the generation of hydrogen fuel that will be used to support fuel cell vehicles. Hawaii is home to one of the most tenacious alternative energy programs in the U.S. As the need for sustainable energy has grown, Hawaii has labored to establish hydrogen as the fuel of choice for the nation. The new hydrogen…

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