Hydrogen & Fuel Cell News
April 9, 2013
(Washington, DC—April 8, 2013) Outages to the U.S. power grid caused by storms and other natural disasters cost an average of $150 billion in economic losses each year. Recognizing the vulnerability of critical infrastructure, companies in a variety of industries—from telecommunications firms and banks to hospitals—are turning to fuel cells to provide an efficient, clean, and most importantly, reliable source of backup power, according to a new case study by Fuel Cells 2000, a non-profit organization based in Washington, DC.
September 5, 2012
State of the States: Fuel Cells in America 2012.
August 16, 2011
The U.S. Department of Energy today issued the following statement in support of the commissioning of the world's first tri-generation fuel cell and hydrogen energy station to provide transportation fuel to the public and electric power to an industrial facility, located at the Orange County Sanitation District's wastewater treatment plant in Fountain Valley, California. The fuel cell commissioned today is a combined heat, hydrogen, and power system that co-produces hydrogen in addition to electricity and heat, making it a tri-generation system. The hydrogen produced by the system is sent to a hydrogen fueling station that will be open to the public and can support between 25 and 50 fuel cell electric vehicle fill-ups per day. The fuel cell also produces approximately 250 kW of power for use by the wastewater treatment plant. This on-site approach to hydrogen production advances hydrogen infrastructure technologies that will accelerate the use of this renewable fuel.
July 27, 2011
DOE, Defense Department to Install Fuel Cells on Eight Military Bases
April 1, 2011
The US Department of Energy’s Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technical Advisory Committee (HTAC) issued its annual report on Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Commercialization and Technical Development Activity. HTAC was established to provide technical and programmatic advice to the Energy Secretary on DOE’s hydrogen research, development, and demonstration efforts. The group includes representatives of domestic industry, academia, professional societies, government agencies, financial organizations, and environmental groups, as well as experts in hydrogen safety.
March 11, 2011
The National Conference of State Legislatures has posted a webpage on “Fuel Cells—Clean and Reliable Energy.” It includes a summary of state and federal incentives for fuel cell implementation. It was written primarily with the needs of state legislators in mind and is a handy summary.
February 16, 2011
On February 16th, the Environmental and Energy Study Institute help a briefing on Capitol Hill on Fuel Cell and Hydrogen Energy Development. It may be useful for you to see the information and ideas that federal policymakers heard. Representative Charlie Dent (R-PA) kicked off the session and Ruth Cox (President and Executive Director, Fuel Cell and Hydrogen Energy Association) served as moderator. There were four speakers, who discussed the state of the fuel cell industry and trends related to hydrogen energy development. They primarily focused on transportation applications, with an emphasis on California perspectives. The speakers were Tim Brown (Technical Manager, National Fuel Cell Research Center), Tom Cackette (Chief Deputy Executive Officer, California Air Resources Board), Catherine Dunwoody (Executive Director, California Fuel Cell Partnership), and Anthony Eggert (Member, Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technical Advisory Committee, U.S. Department of Energy; former Commissioner, California Energy Commission). You can access their presentations and a session summary at http://www.eesi.org/fuel-cell-and-hydrogen-energy-development-16-feb-2011.
February 10, 2011
The Stop & Shop Supermarket Company announced today a significant step in retail store innovation: a special dedication of a 400 kilowatt fuel cell ' a first for the supermarket chain ' at its store on Torringford Street in East Torrington, Conn.
February 1, 2011
A story about a recent breakthrough that will triple the productivity of photosynthesis in plants and algae to generate clean, renewable fuels, is currently posted on the U.S. Department of Energy's Energy Blog. The blog entry was added by Fuel Cell Technologies Program Manager Sunita Satyapal.
January 25, 2011
The world's first hydrogen fuel cell-powered mobile light tower lit up the Golden Globe Awards on Sunday, January 16th. The Multiquip portable light tower, developed in collaboration with Altergy Systems, integrates clean, reliable backup fuel cell power technology with filament-free, efficient plasma light technology. The DOE Fuel Cell Technologies Program and Sandia National Laboratories are key stakeholders supporting the development and commercialization of this product.
December 21, 2010
The International Partnership for Hydrogen and Fuel Cells in the Economy (IPHE), with support from the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Fuel Cell Technologies Program, recently released the 2010 Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Global Commercialization Development Update report. This document outlines the role hydrogen and fuel cells can play in a portfolio of technology options available to address the energy-related challenges faced by nations around the world. It offers examples of real-world hydrogen and fuel cell applications and the progress of the technologies, including government policies that increase technology development and commercialization.
September 21, 2010
CCAT to Support the Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Industry Through a Northeast Electrochemical Energy Storage Cluster
The Connecticut Center for Advanced Technology, Inc. (CCAT) of East Hartford, CT, today announced the receipt of a grant from the Small Business Administration (SBA) to expand a growing hydrogen and fuel cell regional cluster centered in the northeast United States. This energy technology cluster is currently driven by a global market and is poised for growth as a US based industry to meet worldwide demand for clean and efficient electric generation.