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MLIVE: Hydrogen To Become Optimal Fuel For Industrial Vehicles in Michigan

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Article written by Sheri McWhirter

ANN ARBOR, MICH. – Hydrogen produced from clean energy might become the best future fuel for various types of trucks, long-range ferries, and even freighters on the Great Lakes.

Researchers at the University of Michigan studied hydrogen’s potential role in the clean-energy transition away from fossil fuels, exploring ways the planet’s lightest element could power heavy-duty trucking and shipping. The best hydrogen-fuel potential in Michigan’s future is in the transportation sector, specifically medium- and heavy-duty trucks on interstate highways, the study found.

The scientists wrote a Michigan hydrogen roadmap report to conclude the project. This comes as Michigan recently joined six other Midwestern states teaming up to accelerate the development of hydrogen as a clean energy source.

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