U.S. Army engineers demonstrated a hydrogen generation system, developed at Lincoln Laboratory, that can be used to rapidly refuel tactical vehicles and other hydrogen-fueled technologies.
November 18, 2021

U.S. Army Ground Vehicle Systems Center engineers earlier this fall helped demonstrate man-portable hydrogen generation technology in an austere operational environment, showcasing a prototype designed to rapidly refuel unmanned aerial vehicles and tactical vehicles along with other technologies which rely upon hydrogen as a fuel.

The tactical hydrogen generation system, called a hydrogen tactical refueling point, or H-TaRP for short, was developed by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Lincoln Laboratory.

“This technology has the potential to create an expeditionary system for the generation and delivery of hydrogen needed to power operations in support of the Expeditionary Advanced Base Operations / Distributed Maritime Operations tactical construct,” said Jason Payne, TechSolutions director at the Office of Naval Research Global.