Science on Tap: LANL- Using Fuel Cells To Keep On Truckin’

An illustration example of LANL’s semi-trucks powered with hydrogen fuel cells. Courtesy/LANL

Rod Borup

LANL News:

Last month, Ford unveiled the new F-150 Lightning electric pickup truck.

Meanwhile, General Motors announced plans to stop selling internal combustion vehicles by 2035.

As the country’s largest auto makers steer away from fossil fuels, Los Alamos National Laboratory is revving up for a new challenge: powering the nation’s semi-trucks with hydrogen fuel cells.

5:30-7 p.m. Monday, June 21, Rod Borup, Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technologies Lab program manager, will take viewers on a journey into the Los Alamos Fuel Cell program’s exciting developments like the Million Mile Fuel Cell Truck consortium via his virtual talk for Science on Tap, hosted by the Bradbury Science Museum.

Find out how transitioning trucking to clean energy could cut transportation-related greenhouse gasses in the United States by 20 percent.