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GM and Hawaiian gas company link for hydrogen fuel

Tue, 05/11/2010 - 2:25pm
Reuters

DETROIT (Reuters) - General Motors Co and The Gas Company, a unit of Macquarie Infrastructure Co, will work together to develop a hydrogen fuel infrastructure to serve fuel cell vehicles in Hawaii, the companies announced on Tuesday.

The Gas Company plans to separate hydrogen from its utility synthetic natural gas stream that runs through a 1,000-mile network of pipelines in Hawaii. Using this pipeline, the company could establish delivery points for hydrogen that could help start a fuel station network, the two companies said.

Among the hurdles to using hydrogen as a transportation fuel are the lack of a fueling station network and the higher cost of hydrogen compared with gasoline.

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