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JBLM Demonstration Approaching Start-Up

September 9, 2011 by kcanada  
Filed under DLA Program Updates

The final project pieces at Joint Base Lewis McChord in Ft. Lewis, WA are coming together, drawing closer to start-up of the base’s two-year hydrogen fuel cell demonstration. In the last couple weeks, project personnel have completed initial system verification which has included testing of the hydrogen fuel dispensing sites, forklifts and bus, and all other hydrogen fuel cell infrastructure components. All pilot equipment is now on site at JBLM, and the demonstration is projected to officially begin late September. Many of the components of this hydrogen fuel cell technology pilot are highlighted in the photos below.

For more information on the demonstration at JBLM, click here.

One of the new hydrogen fuel cell forklifts is filling up at the loading dock fueling station.

As part of the pilot at JBLM, forklifts were fitted with GenDrive hydrogen fuel cells developed by Plug Power.

19 forklifts in all were fitted with hydrogen fuel cells for the demonstration at JBLM.

Air Products & Chemicals will be providing the hydrogen fuel for this pilot. The hydrogen fuel supply will be stored on site in these long tubes.

Project personnel use the new fuel cell bus to test the station hydrogen fuel dispenser.

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