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Plug Power gets contract to advocate fuel cells

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Latham fuel cell maker Plug Power has been awarded a $650,000 contract from the federal government to demonstrate the advantage of using fuel cells to power refrigeration units in truck trailers. The idea is to switch tractor-trailers that transport perishable and frozen foods away from costly diesel-powered refrigeration units, which produce environmentally hazardous particulate matter and nitrous oxide emissions, in favor of hydrogen-based fuel cell units, which are cleaner and quieter. Plug Power was selected ...

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August 24, 2013
5:16 p.m.

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This is one of the most heartening environmental articles I've read in a long time. The problem target selected is surely worthy of the effort. What's more the number of vehicles involved isn't impossibly high. This might just be doable! How fantastic it would be if they suceeded!

I wish Plug Power the best of luck and my compliments to Sysco for taking a chance and trying this.