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Technology US to develop hydrogen fuel cell disaster relief vehicle to better serve emergencies

18:55  09 october  2019
18:55  09 october  2019 Source:   cnet.com

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Army Collaborate to Develop Hydrogen Fuel Cell Vehicle Technology for Emergency Disaster Relief . Collaborative opportunities to develop and demonstrate a first-of-its-kind emergency relief truck like the one News USA . Hyundai U . S .-Market Cumulative Fuel Cell Mileage Completes 17

Both these events, National Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Day and the FCS&EE, offer industry insiders perfect opportunities to voice support News USA . U . S . Department of Energy and U . S . Army Collaborate to Develop Hydrogen Fuel Cell Vehicle Technology for Emergency Disaster Relief .

The hydrogen fuel cell is a thing of interest for the US government and its agencies. Following US Army collaboration with General Motors on the Chevy Colorado ZH2 fuel cell pickup, it appears there's more intrigue around the alternative powertrain.

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This Tuesday, the US Department of Energy and the US Army revealed a new collaborative effort to develop a purpose-built disaster relief vehicle with a fuel cell powertrain. While fuel cells offer their own benefits in the form of zero emissions, the Army and DoE underscored a few other important points.

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“Celebrating National Hydrogen Day 2019, we couldn’t be more proud of our NEXO and former Tucson Fuel Cell ’s direct impact in reducing harmful greenhouse U . S . Department of Energy and U . S . Army Collaborate to Develop Hydrogen Fuel Cell Vehicle Technology for Emergency Disaster Relief .

A fuel cell vehicle (FCV) or fuel cell electric vehicle (FCEV) is a type of electric vehicle which uses a fuel cell , instead of a battery, or in combination with a battery or supercapacitor

Fuel cells can provide a source of power, heat and even water for up to 72 hours. In the middle of a disaster zone, such benefits could revolutionize the way emergency crews and first responders tackle a situation. The US pointed to recent California wildfires and Hurricane Dorian's aftermath in the Bahamas as two examples where this kind of vehicle would serve well.

While the collaborative effort is new, the DoE has focused on hydrogen fuel cells longer. The department previously rolled out its [email protected] Initiative, which focuses on creating reliable and affordable hydrogen production, transport and storage. Hydrogen powers fuel cells, which in turn creates electricity like an electric car. The added benefits as a power station of sorts come with the territory, which the Army was very interested in to improve situations in the battlefield. Fuel cells also produce a faint heat signature, which can make the vehicles far less detectable during more covert operations compared to an internal-combustion engine.

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While no photos of specific details of the truck were provided, the fuel cell emergency vehicle does have an appropriate name: H2Rescue. The Army Corps of Engineers along with various partners will begin issuing a requests for proposals this fall before work starts getting underway. Pictured above is GM's Silent Utility Rover Universal Superstructure (SURUS), which the automaker debuted as a potential fuel cell platform of the future. Perhaps we'll see the automaker take another crack at a fuel cell emergency vehicle.

Following engineering and development, H2Rescue will go through a feasibility study. The DoE and Army also plan for a joint demonstration to make sure and showcase how an emissions-free emergency vehicle isn't only eco-conscious, but better suits those who work in the field.

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