APG to unveil alternative energy source
ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. -- The U.S. Army is installing hydrogen fuel cells at three APG facilities as part of an initiative to boost alternative energy sources at military installations, officials announced Nov. 14.
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and U.S. Department of Energy are leading the fuel-cell project at 24 buildings across nine federal sites. APG will be the first to be completed, with the other installations scheduled for the next six months, said Nicholas Josefik, project manager with the USACE Engineer Research and Development Center.
APG’s fuel cells are electro-chemical devices that use hydrogen as a fuel to produce backup electricity without having to combust the fuel, Josefik said.