Stimulus Act Funds Whole Foods’ Fuel Cell Deployment

Thanks to the 2009 Stimulus Act, Whole Foods Market here will be using 61 fuel-cell-powered forklifts in its Landover, Md., distribution center in 2010.

AUSTIN, Texas — Thanks to the 2009 Stimulus Act, Whole Foods Market here will be using 61 fuel-cell-powered forklifts in its Landover, Md., distribution center in 2010.

The chain is partnering with Plug Power, provider of the GenDrive fuel cells, and GENCO Supply Chain Solutions, to complete this installation. The funding for the fuel cells is part of a $6.1 million award made to GENCO in April 2009 by the U.S. Department of Energy through the American Recovery and Reinvestment

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