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GM Unveils Gasoline-Fed Fuel Cell Pickup

August 14, 2001

General Motors unveiled a gasoline fuel processor for fuel cell propulsion – the Gen III processor – at the Automotive Briefing Seminar in Traverse City, MI. Packaged in a Chevrolet S-10 pickup, the Gen III processor reforms “clean” gasoline onboard, extracting a stream of hydrogen to send to the fuel cell stack. The processor was introduced by Larry Burns, GM’s vice president of research and development and planning, who promised a year ago at the conference that the company would have a working demonstration of fuel cell technology by early 2002. “When combined with our fuel cell stack, the technology has the potential to obtain 40 percent overall energy efficiency, which is about 50 percent better than a conventional internal combustion engine,” said Burns.
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