NASA leads team to establish renewable hydrogen fueling station
NASA’s Glenn Research Center is leading a team of industry and university partners to develop a commercial hydrogen fueling station that will make use of solar and wind energy to electrolyze water and separate it into hydrogen and oxygen molecules. Water used in the process will come from Lake Erie that will finally fuel a mass transit bus powered by fuel cells.
The system will make use of a high-capacity electrolyzer that will split water into its elemental components. The oxygen molecules will be released in the atmosphere, whereas the hydrogen molecules will be stored for future use. The hydrogen fueling station will be located in downtown Cleveland at the Great Lakes Science Center on the south shore of Lake Erie, where it can be powered from the science center’s existing wind and solar power sources.