Michigan Plans Hydrogen-Refueling 'Corridor'

Hydrogen-fueling corridor to include six stations that will be unique in design and research approach to test different ways of generating, storing, distributing and consuming hydrogen as part of 20-to-30 year commercialization 'marathon'.

Published: 05-Apr-2005

LANSING - With a new boost from the Big Three automakers, Michigan plans to promote hydrogen-powered transportation supported by a "hydrogen highway."

The state is joining with the nonprofit NextEnergy to introduce a hydrogen highway in the southeastern region of the state. It would include six hydrogen fuel stations, said David Hollister, director of the Department of Labor and Economic Growth.

"We prefer the term hydrogen-fueling corridor," said Chief Executive Officer Jim Croce of NextEnergy, the alternative energy Detroit firm that coordinates research efforts among the fueling stations.

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