Fuel Cell Locomotive Completes Final Tests

December 15, 2002 by Jeff Shepard

The US FuelCell Propulsion Institute (Denver, CO) announced that its fuel cell mine locomotive passed its final test procedure in Reno, NV, and has successfully completed the Mine-Locomotive Project, which received funding from the US Department of Energy (Washington, DC). The locomotive will continue service under the Institute's Mine-Loader Project. The locomotive is the first piece of underground equipment to be powered by fuel cells.