Industry leaders who met in Canton, Ohio last week are optimistic about the future of fuel cell buses and say the fuel cell industry could add 65,000 jobs for the Midwest by 2032.
The Stark Area Regional Transit Authority based in Canton, Ohio rolled out the first of at least ten hydrogen fuel cell buses this week after several weeks of testing at Ohio State University. But the state already plays a big role in the fuel cell business, which could grow even more with supportive federal and state policies, according to industry insiders.
Fuel cell technology in Ohio is already moving from research and development into commercialization, according to industry experts at the 2015 Ohio Fuel Cell Symposium. Moreover, that growth is taking place despite recent setbacks in state policy.
Ohio is recognized as a leader in the continued support for fuel cell technologies, helping to reduce emissions, improve energy efficiency and create new business opportunities.