June 23, 2020—Honda and General Motors are partnering to produce hand sanitizer for its employees and health care facilities, according to a press release.
According to the release, Honda and GM are producing nearly 12,000 gallons of hand sanitizer through their Fuel Cell System Manufacturing (FCSM) partnership. Of the 12,000 gallons, 75 percent of its allocation will go to healthcare facilities. Honda is donating 3,750 bottles to health care facilities in Ohio and Michigan this week alone.
The hand sanitizer is being made at the Brownstown, Mich., facility where the FCSM team has been working on the development of fuel-cell fuel stacks for the next generation of hydrogen-powered cars. Using an apparatus designed to manufacture the electrodes used in the fuel cells, the team developed a process to re-purpose the equipment to produce a hand sanitizer that would allow employees and health care professionals to work more safely.
Yesterday, Honda made its first donations of 1,250 bottles each to ProMedica Toledo Hospital in Toledo, Ohio, Memorial Health in Marysville, Ohio, and the DMC Children's Hospital of Michigan in Detroit, Mich.