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BMW, GM to Jointly Develop Liquid Hydrogen Refueling Technology
Munich, Detroit - General
Motors Corp. and the BMW Group will jointly develop refueling devices for
liquid hydrogen vehicles, and invite other carmakers and suppliers to join
this initiative, the companies announced today.
"We want to accelerate
the progress being made on the distribution and on-board storage of liquid
hydrogen as the future fuel," said Dr. Lawrence Burns, GM's vice
president of Research and Development and Planning. "Both compressed
and liquid hydrogen hold promise to be used in hydrogen vehicles. The
density of hydrogen in a liquid state is especially attractive with
respect to fuel distribution and vehicle range."
The collaborative work will
center around setting global standards, establishing specifications for
suppliers and finding the best technical and cost effective solution,
according to Christoph Huss, BMW's head of Science and Traffic Policy.