Video: Canary hits the airwaves to chat about hydrogen fuel-cell buses

Reporter Maria Gallucci joins The Weather Channel to discuss a first-of-a-kind project that will turn an East Coast bus depot into a green hydrogen hub.

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Canary Media hit the airwaves again to discuss a novel zero-emissions transportation project that’s coming to the Washington, D.C. area.

On Wednesday, I joined The Weather Channel’s climate-focused weekday show Pattrn to discuss my recent article on a first-of-its-kind bus depot in Montgomery County, Maryland.

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In an interview with meteorologists Stephanie Abrams and Jordan Steele, I described the county’s plans to make its own green fuel on-site using solar panels and batteries to run an electrolyzer — which in turn splits water into oxygen and hydrogen. The hydrogen will fill the tanks of 13 new fuel-cell buses.

Montgomery County has already made a name for itself by deploying more battery-powered school buses than any other transit operator across the country. Now it’s pursuing hydrogen fuel to clean up long-distance buses and heavy-duty equipment.

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Maria Gallucci is a clean energy reporter at Canary Media, where she covers hard-to-decarbonize sectors and efforts to make the energy transition more affordable and equitable.