By William Siddall, COO, NextEnergy
The State of Michigan—through the Office of the Governor and the Michigan Economic Development Corporation Office of Future Mobility and Electrification—is facilitating hydrogen creation and consumption. There are many players working on ways to effectively create hydrogen and effectively develop technology to consume it. DTE Energy and the University of Michigan are promoting grey, blue, turquoise, and green hydrogen supply increases.
Companies like Alta e-Mobility support the U.S. Department of Energy’s Michigan Clean Cities initiative and the State of Michigan to have sources of hydrogen to use in their products. Leaders from FORVIA, Symbio, Toyota, BayoTech, and the American Center for Mobility met at FORVIA in Auburn Hills, Michigan, for a panel discussion on National Hydrogen Day about the future of the effective hydrogen consumption in the transportation space and the challenges that lie ahead for the industry.
The use of hydrogen to power vehicles in the United States is gaining momentum and has been a successful transportation fuel elsewhere in the world. These companies are committed to the creation and testing of systems that will manage hydrogen storage, delivery, and consumption for vehicles. While many of the issues associated with hydrogen still exist, these companies are advancing solutions based in new manufacturing processes and new materials to address the remaining hydrogen challenges.
Companies like Alta Equipment Group, FORVIA, Symbio, Toyota, BayoTech, and the American Center for Mobility are leading the way to a future where hydrogen is a viable fuel for construction equipment and heavy-duty trucks.
We at NextEnergy applaud all these groups pushing to develop these hydrogen technologies.