America's First Wind-to-Hydrogen System Goes into Operation

The Minot plant houses a hydrogen electrolyzer from Belgium, a storage tank that holds 80 kilograms of compressed hydrogen gas and a gas pump for filling vehicles.

Published: 19-Jul-2007

BISMARCK – The nation’s first wind-to-hydrogen production project will be up and running this week near Minot, Basin Electric Power Cooperative announced Tuesday.

The public is invited to its dedication at 2:30 p.m. Saturday at the North Dakota State University North Central Research Extension Center, a mile south of Minot.

Sen. Byron Dorgan, D-N.D., who helped secure much of the funding for the operation, will gas up a hydrogen-powered pickup to officially launch the plant, Basin spokesman Daryl Hill said.


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