Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

Volcanoes National Park getting hydrogen shuttles

July 9, 2009, 9:03 am

HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaii Volcanoes National Park is receiving a nearly $1 million grant to test the use of hydrogen-powered hybrid buses for shuttle service.

Interior Secretary Ken Salazar said Wednesday the project will reduce carbon emissions and fuel costs. He says it will also protect the park's fragile resources.

The test program will run for two years.

In total, the National Park Service and its partners will contribute a total of $2.4 million to the project.

The state of Hawaii, the Hawaii Natural Energy Institute and Hawaiian Electric Co. are among the project's partners.