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City of Barstow Signs Memorandum of Understanding With Ultra-Clean Fuel Provider Hythane

May 2, 2006

BARSTOW, CA – The City of Barstow has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Hythane Company, LLC stating its intention to explore the use of Hythane (a fuel blend consisting of 20 percent hydrogen and 80 percent natural gas) as a vehicle fuel for the city’s fleet. Vehicles using Hythane fuel reportedly garner even greater reduction of emissions than their already low-emission natural gas counterparts.Barstow is located within the Mojave Desert Air Quality Management District (MDAQMD), which has a regional plan to encourage all high desert cities to move forward with alternative-fuel projects.The proposed Hythane system will convert the existing natural gas fueling station in Barstow into an “Energy Station” offering three types of clean fuel (natural gas, hydrogen, and Hythane) and integrate Hythane into the existing natural gas vehicle fleet. The Hythane company plans to continue the deployment of the system with projects currently underway in Colorado, Arizona, Georgia, Florida, New Mexico, New York, and New Jersey, as well as internationally in China and India.

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