GM Demonstrates Hydrogen Fuel-Dispensing Technology

November 15, 2004 by Jeff Shepard

General Motors Corp. (GM, Detroit, MI) reported that Shell has opened the first hydrogen dispenser at a retail gasoline station to service a fleet of six of its fuel cell vehicles. Located in northeast Washington DC, the station is part of a collaboration between Shell and GM to demonstrate hydrogen fuel cell vehicles and refueling infrastructure technology. Shell will offer both compressed and liquid hydrogen at the Benning Road station.

The hydrogen station is the centerpiece of a partnership between Shell and GM to develop hydrogen-fueled vehicles on a commercial scale. The companies also are working together on the US Department of Energy's Infrastructure Demonstration and Validation Project, which was announced in late April by the Secretary of Energy, Spencer Abraham.