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Hydrogen and Fuel Cell News

The following news stories highlight hydrogen and fuel cell research at NREL. For more information about NREL’s research, development, and deployment of transportation and hydrogen technologies, refer to the Transportation and Hydrogen Newsletter. Subscribe to the RSS feed RSS. Learn about RSS.

September 23, 2015

Small Businesses Invited to Participate in DOE National Lab Vouchers Pilot

Small businesses in the clean energy sector are invited to apply for assistance from the Energy Department’s national laboratories through the department’s new Small Business Vouchers Pilot.

August 5, 2015

Webinar August 11: Analysis Using Fuel Cell MHE for Shaving Peak Building Energy

This Fuel Cell Technologies Office webinar, presented by Michael Penev of the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, will explore the synergy between a facility's use of hydrogen fuel cell forklifts and its reduction of electric grid time of use energy charges.

June 12, 2015

NREL Staff Recognized by DOE for Outstanding Achievements

At the 2015 Annual Merit Review and Peer Evaluation Meeting, the U.S. Department of Energy's Hydrogen and Fuel Cells Program honored four National Renewable Energy Laboratory staff for their outstanding achievements.

June 5, 2015

Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Mentors Honored as Outstanding

Three NREL hydrogen and fuel cell researchers were among seven outstanding mentors from NREL's Science Undergraduate Laboratory Internships (SULI) program who were announced at the spring SULI program poster session on May 14, 2015. The Outstanding Mentor Award recognizes researchers and scientists who have been exceptional mentors for interns in the U.S. Department of Energy Office of Science's SULI program.

May 7, 2015

Webinar May 12: Overview of Station Analysis Tools Developed in Support of H2USA

This webinar will provide a basic introduction to two new analysis tools, the Hydrogen Refueling Station Analysis Model (HRSAM) and the Hydrogen Financial Analysis Scenario Tool (H2FAST). These tools were developed by Argonne National Laboratory and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, respectively, to address key technical and financial barriers to hydrogen fueling infrastructure deployment.

May 4, 2015

INL and NREL Demonstrate Power Grid Simulation at a Distance

The Energy Department's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) and Idaho National Laboratory (INL) have successfully demonstrated the capability to connect grid simulations at their two labs for real time interaction via the Internet. This new inter-lab capability enables the modeling of power grids in greater detail by allowing software and equipment anywhere in the world to establish a real-time connection to the unique facilities and capabilities available within the DOE national laboratory complex.

April 21, 2015

Energy Department Announces New Tools for Hydrogen Fueling Infrastructure Deployment

The Energy Department has announced two new tools developed through H2USA to help address technical and financial barriers to hydrogen fueling infrastructure deployment. The tools, the the Hydrogen Financial Analysis Scenario Tool (H2FAST) and the Hydrogen Refueling Stations Analysis Model (HRSAM), were developed by NREL and Argonne National Laboratory respectively to address the key technical and financial barriers to hydrogen fueling infrastructure deployment. Additionally, NREL and Sandia National Laboratories published two task reports through the Hydrogen Fueling Infrastructure Research and Station Technology (H2FIRST) project, which supports H2USA by addressing critical R&D barriers to station deployment.

April 14, 2015

NREL Teams with Southern California Gas to Launch First Power-to-Gas Project in U.S.

Demonstration projects will create and test a power-to-gas concept that uses electricity from renewable sources to make carbon-free hydrogen gas.

February 5, 2015

Watch Energy Secretary Moniz Test Drive the Toyota Mirai FCEV

The Energy Department posted a video of Secretary Ernest Moniz driving the Toyota Mirai, the first fuel cell electric vehicle (FCEV) for sale in the United States.


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