Fuel Cell Hybrid Bus Delivered to JBLM
This past weekend, Joint Base Lewis-McChord in Ft. Lewis, Washington welcomed the anticipated arrival of a 35-foot hydrogen fuel cell bus. This zero-emission bus, which was developed by Proterra and the Center for Technology and the Environment (CTE), is part of DLA’s hydrogen fuel cell technology pilot at JBLM. Other hydrogen fuel cell projects there will include fitting 19 new fork lifts with fuel cells as well as generating hydrogen onsite through capturing methane gas that is emitted from the installation’s waste water treatment plant (Click Here to learn more about hydrogen projects at JBLM).
The fuel cell bus has already gained considerable attention here in the U.S. as well as Canada. In the summer of 2010, this bus operated throughout the Olympic Winter Games in Victoria, British Columbia as part of a one-month demonstration.