NETL Building Hydrogen Production and Dispensing Facility at Yeager Airport
According to U.S. Senator
The facility will use grid electricity to split water to produce pure hydrogen fuel. The fuel will then be used by Yeager Airport operations and the 130th Air Wing of the West Virginia Air National Guard.
The West Virginia Department of Commerce’s Division of Energy has been instrumental in planning the facility.
“NETL has joined the West Virginia Division of Energy to show the potential of future energy technology today,” said Governor
NETL directs research and development in hydrogen energy to resolve the challenges that many of its most promising technologies face, especially the economics of production and use. NETL will begin operations in
“NETL’s open architecture approach to hydrogen fuel facilities is a first and will support industry in their pursuit of commercialization,” stated
The Yeager Airport, operated by the Central West Virginia Regional Airport Authority, provided the site for the facility.
“Yeager is proud to be the first site of hydrogen energy use in
The opening of the hydrogen facility will coincide with a hydrogen energy conference to be held
NETL has major research facilities in
SOURCE National Energy Technology Laboratory