The Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Office of Transportation and Air Quality (OTAQ) recognizes the air quality, environmental justice, and economic significance of the U.S. port sector and established the EPA Ports Initiative. Fuel cells, in addition to other technologies, have the potential to replace diesel engines across a variety of sectors and thus significantly reduce emissions at ports. To better inform port stakeholders, EPA contracted Eastern Research Group (ERG) to research and develop a report characterizing different fuel cell technologies and how they might be utilized at ports
While there are a variety of technologies used to address emissions at ports, this report specifically examines fuel cell technologies compared to traditional diesel applications in order to gain a better understanding of this particular technology. The Assessment of Fuel Cell Technologies at Ports report characterizes fuel cell systems, their history, and their potential utilization at ports. This report illustrates that fuel cell technologies have the potential to replace diesel engines across a variety of sectors and thus significantly reduce diesel emissions at ports.
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