Lake Placid Considers Hydrogen to Power Police Fleet

Hydrogen would become the fuel to power specially fitted police cars and replace costly gasoline.

Published: 03-Jan-2008

The village of Lake Placid hopes to save tens of thousands of dollars by tapping into the Chubb River to create hydrogen fuel for their vehicles.

Recent snows have turned the Olympic Village white, but officials at the village offices want to see more green taking place by increasing their environmental efforts. They want to start at this dam by putting in a hydro project that will generate electricity.

"Our purpose is to take this little dam and generate electricity and electrolyze it in the little hut behind me in the storage area where we will actually generate hydrogen," said Mayor Jamie Rogers, R-Lake Placid.

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