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GM targets hydrogen-powered generators in expansion of fuel cell business

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The new GM logo is seen on the facade of the General Motors headquarters in Detroit, Michigan, U.S., March 16, 2021.REUTERS/Rebecca Cook/File Photo

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Jan 19 (Reuters) – General Motors (GM.N) on Wednesday said it plans to expand its hydrogen fuel cell business beyond vehicles by supplying hydrogen-powered generators for uses including at construction sites, music festivals, data centers and the military.

The wider application of hydrogen fuel cells will allow GM to leverage and scale existing hydrogen investments and refine the technology, GM executives said.

“Think of places where you don’t have a permanent installation for power generation, but you need clean power sources,” Charlie Freese, executive director of GM’s Hydrotec business, said on a call with journalists.

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The company declined to say what revenue it expects from the new…

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