DOE and DTE Energy Open Michigan Hydrogen Technology Park

October 19, 2004

Acting Under Secretary of Energy David K. Garman participated on October 19th in the opening of a hydrogen technology park that will produce hydrogen from renewable energy sources and use it to refuel fuel-cell vehicles. The Michigan Hydrogen Technology Park, located in Southfield, converts electricity from solar power panels at the site and from a municipal solid waste plant off-site to make hydrogen from water. Funded through DOE's State Energy Program, the project is a cost-shared effort between DOE and DTE Energy, running for three years at a cost of $3 million. In addition, DaimlerChrysler will provide the vehicles for the project, while BP will provide the refueling technology. See the DOE press release, and for more information, see DOE's Hydrogen, Fuel Cells, and Infrastructure Technologies Program.