As the Hydrogen Road Tour 2009 is busy on the West Coast proving H2 as a viable transportation fuel, the Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) is busy on the East Coast doing the same.
While Governor Schwarzenegger is speaking in West Los Angeles today about the tour that runs from Chula Vista, California to Vancouver, Canada, in New York, president and chief executive of NYSERDA Francis J. Murray Jr. has helped RIT unveil its first hydrogen fueling station.
And RIT is no stranger to hydrogen vehicles. The technical university already has three Ford trucks that can run on hydrogen. The technical university received two separate grants for $1 million and $1.5 million in order to build the hydrogen fueling station.
While President Obama’s federal budget cuts for hydrogen cars has indeed been a setback, it won’t stop the grassroots movement of those who believe that hydrogen is the fuel of the future and are willing to put their own money towards realizing this dream.