Developing a Hydrogen Transportation Infrastructure

Air pollution can cause or aggravate a wide range of serious health problems including cancer, birth defects, respiratory illnesses such as asthma and emphysema, heart and blood ailments, nervous system toxicity and early death. Hydrogen-powered vehicles and infrastructure can lead to energy independence; offer zero or near-zero smog-forming emissions; reduce health problems due to motor vehicle-related air pollution; reduce water pollution from oil and gasoline leaks; lower global warming pollution; improve fuel economy; quieter and smoother operation; as well as provide economic and workforce benefits to help California meet current and future energy needs. This task supports these goals by researching hydrogen fuel usage in a rural location and provide data that will evaluate the deployment, and potential for expansion, of hydrogen as a viable transportation fuel in California.