BayoTech and American Center for Mobility expand Michigan hydrogen network

BayoTech and the American Center for Mobility have designated the Detroit region as the next location for the expansion of their distributed hydrogen network (ACM).

On ACM’s 500-acre property in Ypsilanti Township, a BayoGaaS Hydrogen Hub will produce 350 tonnes of low-carbon hydrogen per year.

ACM is a global hub for future mobility technologies testing and validation, product development, education, and standards work. ACM sought out a hydrogen fueling option in response to demand from automakers seeking to test zero-emission fuel cell vehicles at the facility.

“Hydrogen has a crucial role to play in enabling zero-emission vehicles in key segments of transportation,” said Reuben Sarkar, ACM’s President & CEO. “The infrastructure going into ACM will not only support users of our facility but the needs for low-carbon hydrogen in the region.”

“We believe fuel cell electric technology will play a vital role as we work toward a carbon-free future,” said Matt Stich, General Manager, Toyota Fuel Cell Solutions. “Additional infrastructure and the ability for companies to test future technologies at places like ACM will only help grow the fuel cell market moving forward.”

“Hydrogen is fueling the future of transportation. We congratulate ACM for being innovators in seeking out the infrastructure to support automotive OEMs’ fuel cell vehicle commercialization activities,” said Adam Penque, BayoTech’s SVP of Sales & Hydrogen Hubs. “We’re proud to partner with ACM to launch our latest hydrogen hub location.”

Brenda Stumbo, Ypsilanti Township Supervisor, commented, “Willow Run assembly plant in Ypsilanti Township is among the most important places in Michigan’s industrial history. Eighty years after the last World War II fighter plane was assembled there, it’s evolved to become the leading test center for future mobility solutions. I commend ACM and BayoTech on this initiative to bring innovative hydrogen technologies to our community in support of next-generation transportation technologies.”

Congresswoman Debbie Dingell said, “We know that in order to tackle climate change, we have to address auto emissions. This investment will create high-value, good-paying jobs in our community and produce low-carbon fuel that will reduce local emissions and power the technology of the future. I’m proud to see Michigan continue to lead the way toward our electric vehicle future and a more sustainable and successful mobility industry.”

ACM and BayoTech will discuss the BayoGaaS Hydrogen Hub on September 14-15, 2022, during AutoMobili-D at the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) in Detroit, Michigan. To learn more, attendees are encouraged to visit Booth PT-230.