The Douglas County Public Utility District, with partners Bonneville Environmental Foundation, the Renewable Hydrogen Alliance, and Toyota Motor North America, received a $1.9 million grant from the Centralia Coal Transition Board to fund a demonstration project for the first hydrogen fueling station for fuel cell electric vehicles (FCEV) in Washington state.

The majority of the grant from the Centralia Coal Transition Board will be used to fund the FCEV fueling station, expected to open in late 2021. Located about halfway between Seattle and Portland, it will likely be used to fuel fleet vehicles.

The Renewable Hydrogen Demonstration Project aims to lay the foundation for the expected growth of zero-emission personal and heavy-duty hydrogen-powered fuel cell electric vehicles.

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