- The Washington Times - Saturday, July 18, 2009

HONOLULU (AP) — A New Mexico-based energy technology company has identified Molokai as the island where it plans to build what it calls one of the world’s first utility-scale, zero-emissions hydrogen power plants.

Jetstream Wind Inc. announced Thursday that the first plant — a $219 million facility — will be built in southern New Mexico.

Officials say it will use electricity from wind, solar and other renewable energy sources to separate water into hydrogen and oxygen. The hydrogen would then be burned in a turbine to generate enough electricity to power about 6,000 homes and businesses.

Xavier Marquez is Jetstream Wind’s chief networking officer. He says the exact location on Molokai for the plant can’t be disclosed because negotiations for the site are continuing.

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