Ohio is no stranger to hydrogen. The hydrogen-powered Buckeye Bullet 2 raceauto was built by students and faculty at Ohio State University. In 2007, Wal-Mart had successfully tested hydrogen fuel cell pallet trucks in on of their Ohio stores.
And NASA has decided to build a hydrogen fueling station based upon renewable energy at the Great Lakes Science Center in downtown Cleveland. But, who else is building a hydrogen fueling station in the state of Ohio are a couple of entrepreneurs.
Chris McWhinney and Dave Erbaugh are racing with NASA to be the first to open a hydrogen fueling station in the state of Ohio. The hydrogen fueling station will be located on Dull’s Family Farm in the north part of Brookville.
The two entrepreneurs are also building a home hydrogen fueling station that will refuel two hydrogen autos supply power to one’s home. Though the state has public entities such as the Ohio Fuel Cell Coalition pushing the hydrogen agenda, like most U. S. states Ohio lacks H2 infrastructure.
But, with the help of government, business and small entrepreneurs, like Chris McWhinney and Dave Erbaugh, the hydrogen infrastructure may be built out more quickly than most people think. And their will be money to be made by being on the leading edge of this technology.