Burns last week had the pleasure of hosting a conversation with the country’s leading adopters of hydrogen fuel-cell electric vehicles (FECVs).
The kick-off to our 2023 Burns Webinar Series featured a discussion on challenges and opportunities that accompany transit agencies’ transition to hydrogen.
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Some key takeaways:
- FCEVs are proving to be reliable zero-emission solutions. But hydrogen storage and distribution infrastructure can present major challenges.
- Early FCEV adopters are achieving successful fleet rollouts through internal stakeholder buy in. But high costs, and the installation of hydrogen storage and distribution infrastructure can present major challenges.
- The transition will look different for every transit agency. Those with existing alternative fuel infrastructure may be well positioned to source hydrogen. While for some, on-site generation may be the way to go.
- Agencies and design teams will need to involve the local fire chief — early and often. Local fire and code officials are some of the most influential stakeholders in facility design decisions.
Thank you to our panel of experts! Speakers at the April 19th event included:
Photo courtesy of National Renewable Energy Laboratory