Show Me the Road to Hydrogen
Matching Research Agency
Missouri Department of Transportation
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In order to tackle the challenge of safe deployment of alternative fuels (including hydrogen), a broad research, training, and education agenda will be pursued to develop a rural hydrogen transportation test bed for developing, demonstrating, evaluating, and promoting hydrogen-based technologies in a real-world environment. The NUTC matching funds will be used to offset the cost of two hydrogen-fueled Ford E-450 shuttle buses to be used in the commuter bus service.
The Missouri University of Science and Technology (MST) and Ford Motor Company will demonstrate a commuter bus service and hydrogen refueling at a station in rural Missouri near Ft. Leonard Wood. Initiated by a request from the U.S. Army Maneuver Support Center (MANSCEN) at Ft. Leonard Wood (FLW), MST is helping to establish a commuter service between FLW and the neighboring towns of Rolla and Lebanon each of which are located about 25 miles from the military base on Interstate-44. With funds provided by the Defense Logistics Agency through the Air Force Research Laboratory, this hydrogen initiative is seeking a partnership with an energy supplier to build and operate a hydrogen fueling facility that includes on-site generation of hydrogen through electrolysis as well as selling a range of other traditional and alternative fuels.
The research mission includes the following technical objectives:
Relationship to other Research/Projects
Technology Transfer Activities
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Transportation Research Board Keywords
Transportation, alternative fuels