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Analysis & Market Planning for Distributed Hydrogen Energy Stations


The Department of Energy and DTE  Energy opened the Hydrogen Technology Park, a first-of-a-kind facility that produces hydrogen and fuel cell electricity, all located in a residential neighborhood in Southfield, Michigan.  Will the Park be a model for the "hydrogen economy"?  Our study looked at:

  • What are the economic and environmental costs of hydrogen and fuel cells?
  • will the Park be competitive in markets for distributed generation, energy storage, or the merchant hydrogen?
  • Is the Park feasible for a hydrogen highway system?
Research Areas
Energy Systems