Colorado State University Awarded $8.9M to Build 3 Hydrogen Refueling Stations Along Interstate 25

Feb. 13, 2024
The three stations will be located in Fort Collins, Denver, and Pueblo to build a sustainable fueling network for medium- to heavy-duty vehicle fleets

The US Department of Transportation has awarded Colorado State University (CSU) $8.9 million to build three public hydrogen refueling stations to service medium- to heavy-duty vehicle fleets.

The three stations will be located near campus facilities along Interstate 25 in Fort Collins, Denver, and Pueblo, Colorado, as part of the DOT’s efforts to build a sustainable fueling network to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and make alternative fuel vehicles more accessible to drivers.

Associate Professor Bret Windom of the Department of Mechanical Engineering at CSU will head up the project.

Windom said the first hydrogen fueling station will be located at the Powerhouse Energy Campus in Fort Collins and will help support ongoing sustainability research that his team has been conducting with the CSU Energy Institute. The team was assembled with the goal of broadening access to sustainable fueling options for residents across Colorado.

“CSU will be responsible for managing the overall program as well as creating a workforce development component… that addresses the local transportation impacts and environmental justice elements as well as the basic management of the Fort Collins location,” said Windom.

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Through the CSU Energy Institute, Windom’s team will collaborate as part of a larger collection of interdisciplinary researchers working to develop solutions that address issues across the energy and climate spectrum.

For three decades, the CSU Energy Institute has led research efforts around carbon sequestration and storage, sustainable agriculture production, EVs, and net-zero buildings.