A ribbon-cutting ceremony is scheduled Feb. 11 at the world's first hydrogen fueling station to supply the gas directly for industrial, commercial and government use and will showcase hydrogen-powered forklifts. The activity is planned to run from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Kimberly-Clark's 450,000-square-foot distribution facility, managed by GENCO ATC, in Graniteville, S.C.
The supply chain industry estimates that today's average 20-truck "lead acid battery powered" forklift fleet produces more than 2,000 tons of greenhouse gas emissions annually. By using hydrogen fuel cells instead of lead-acid batteries, these greenhouse gases can be reduced by up to 80 percent, according to customer consumption estimates cited by GENCO ATC.
This application of sustainable energy was made possible through the use of $1.1m of a $6.1m award made to GENCO ATC by the U.S. Department of Energy through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act to help accelerate commercialization of hydrogen fuel cells.
Executives from GENCO ATC, Kimberly-Clark, Air Products and Plug Power are expected to attend.
For more information, contact Rachel Kingery at 773-860-5237 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Source: GENCO ATC
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