Friday, May 21, 2010


FORT COLLINS - The Anheuser Busch brewery in Fort Collins has rejected a $1.1 million experimental energy grant from the U.S. Department of Energy to replace lead-acid batteries on its fleet of forklifts with cleaner fuel cell packs

The grant, announced a year ago, was part of $41.9 million in federal stimulus funds awarded to 13 companies to develop and deploy fuel cells.  Implementing the technology in A-B's forklifts would have provided a "real-world" look at how fuel cells perform with daily use.  Grant recipients were expected to match the DOE funds, and A-B indicated the additional costs were too high.

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