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New Mexico Company To Develop Hydrogen Power Plant

posted on July 17, 2009

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. -- A New Mexico-based energy technology company says it plans to develop what it calls the world's first utility-scale, zero-emissions hydrogen power plant.

Jetstream Wind Inc. officials said Wednesday that the plant would use electricity from wind, solar and other renewable energy sources to separate water into hydrogen and oxygen. The hydrogen would be burned in a turbine to generate enough electricity to power about 6,000 homes.

The plant also would be able to capture and store oxygen and hydrogen in liquid and gaseous forms for secondary markets.

The company broke ground on the $219 million project earlier this month in Truth or Consequences in southern New Mexico.

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