The world’s largest hydrogen fueling station is in the works for San Francisco. Plans call for it to serve fuel cell electric cars, buses and fleet vehicles in addition to a high-speed ferry and other maritime vessels.
The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Maritime Administration, MARAD, is funding a feasibility study to examine the technical, regulatory and economic aspects of the project.
“The Maritime Administration is committed to finding new and efficient technologies for use in the maritime industry that reduce pollution and protect our environment,” said Maritime Administrator Paul “Chip” Jaenichen.
“This industry continues moving forward on renewable energy and clean-fuel options, and this project encourages a shift toward lower impact maritime fuels that may further green the waterborne link in our national transportation system,” said Jaenichen.
Named SF-BREEZE, which stands for San Francisco Bay Renewable Energy Electric vessel with Zero Emissions, the project’s plans include design, construction and operation of a high-speed hydrogen fuel cell passenger ferry and the hydrogen refueling station.
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