U.S. Department of Energy - Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy
NREL Hydrogen-Powered Vehicle Featured at the A Taste of Colorado" Event
October 27, 2010
A hydrogen-powered bus, displayed by the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), was a popular attraction at the "A Taste of Colorado" event in Denver. Over 500,000 people made the four-day festival their Labor Day Weekend celebration and enjoyed the offerings of over 50 area food establishments, 270 marketplace artisans and vendors, six entertainment stages, and educational programs promoting the diverse cultural and western heritage of the region — all for no admission fee. During the event, the local CBS news affiliate aired a news story about the hydrogen-powered vehicle and an interview with Bob Remick, the Hydrogen Technologies and Systems Center Director at NREL. Watch the video on the KCNC Web site.
Hydrogen-powered vehicles use the same basic technology as gasoline-powered engines, but run on hydrogen fuel instead. Use of hydrogen-powered vehicles offer many advantages. They are highly fuel efficient - up to 25% more efficient than gasoline-powered engines and can run for about 175 miles per fill up. And, because the fuel contains no carbon, there are no carbon dioxide emissions.