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Cover: Photos of a fuel cell vehicle and hydrogen fueling station courtesy of the U.S. Department of Energy.

Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data

National Research Council (U.S.). Committee on Assessment of Resource Needs for Fuel Cell and Hydrogen Technologies.

Transitions to alternative transportation technologies : a focus on hydrogen / Committee on Assessment of Resource Needs for Fuel Cell and Hydrogen Technologies, Board on Energy and Environmental Systems, Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences.

p. cm.

Includes bibliographical references.

ISBN 978-0-309-12100-2 (pbk.) — ISBN 978-0-309-12101-9 (pdf) 1. Fuel cell vehicles—Research—Government policy—United States. 2. Hydrogen as fuel—Research—Government policy—United States. I. Title.

TL221.13.N38 2008

629.′229—dc22

2008036579

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