MesoFuel to Help Develop Fuel-Cell-Powered Train

February 15, 2004 by Jeff Shepard

MesoFuel Inc. (Albuquerque, NM), a hydrogen generation company, announced that it has been awarded a contract by Vehicle Projects LLC (Denver, CO) to design and manufacture the hydrogen generator for a fuel-cell-powered train locomotive. The company claims that this will be the largest fuel-cell-powered vehicle ever built. The project was conceived by Vehicle Projects and completion is scheduled for 2008.

MesoFuel, along with multiple organizations, will work on the multi-million dollar project in order to produce a complete fuel cell power source that is capable of replacing diesel engines in locomotives.

"We selected MesoFuel to design and manufacture the ammonia-based hydrogen generation system because of the compactness and efficiency of its MesoChannel™ hydrogen generation systems," said Vehicle Projects President Arnold Miller. "MesoFuel is the leader in power-dense hydrogen generation from ammonia, and the ability to process this attractive fuel was a key consideration for us."