Monday, March 28, 2005

Orange Peel Power

From, news of a grant to energy company ENER1 from the Florida Hydrogen Initiative
to develop a renewable energy source that will power a rest area on an interstate highway. The company's 10 KW fuel cell based energy source will use methanol created from Florida's two largest industries -- food waste from theme parks and orange peels from citrus processing.

"HyTech Rest Area", which is the name for the project, should be completed within the next 18 months, and will be used as an example of Florida's commitment to developing its hydrogen infrastructure. The project will provide a demonstration and test-bed for the technology, will act as a sustainable energy "road show" for tourists and commuters, and serve as a briefing center for state agencies and local government entities looking to deploy this technology for their own projects.

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