Robins home to new hydrogen station

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  • By Wayne Crenshaw
  • 78th Air Base Wing Public Affairs
A device which converts natural gas into hydrogen is now in operation.
The Hydrogen Fuel Cell Project is one of four such projects that the Department of Defense and the Department of Energy are using to develop and test alternative fuel sources.

It will provide fuel for 20 forklifts in a Defense Distribution Depot Warner Robins building when it opens in December.

According to DDWG director Robert King, the organization hopes to eventually use hydrogen in as many as 100 of its vehicles, including an 18-wheeler and a passenger bus.

That's because hydrogen-powered vehicles also have efficiency benefits, said King.

Electric-powered vehicles have to be taken off line for hours when their batteries need to be recharged. Hydrogen-powered vehicles simply have to be gassed up, King stated.
"We see a good future with it (hydrogen)," he said.