Expanded GM and U.S. Army Partnership on Hydrogen Fuel Research
General Motors and the U.S. Army Tank Automotive Research, Development & Engineering Center (TARDEC) are expanding their partnership with a new Cooperative Research and Development agreement. The GM and U.S. Army Partnership on hydrogen fuel research is an effort to further the fuel cell technology behind hydrogen power.
The agreement will allow GM and TARDEC to work together in developing hydrogen fuel-cell materials and designs and ultimately testing their creations before building them to scale. By partnering with one another, GM and TARDEC are guaranteeing faster progress and more substantial results than what could be achieved individually.
“GM welcomes the opportunity to further expand our work with TARDEC developing fuel cell technology,” said executive director of GM’s global fuel cell engineering activities Charlie Freese in the company’s press release. “We believe hydrogen fuel cell technology holds tremendous potential to one day help reduce our dependence on petroleum and we are committed to building on our leadership through the continued development.”
The partnership is the second major fuel cell research announcement GM has made this year: this July, GM and Honda announced a long-term plan to co-develop next-generation fuel cell system and hydrogen storage technologies. It had also been put forward at the time that the U.S. Army had an interest in the collaboration. As GM and the U.S. Army partner on hydrogen fuel research, do you think this will lead to more hydrogen-fueled cars?