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News Archives - 2009

December 28, 2009

NREL Experiments Advance Hydrogen-Production Technology

Recent experiments mark a significant step forward for the photoelectrochemical hydrogen-production process.

December 16, 2009

NREL Spearheads Development of Fuel Cell Power Model

The Fuel Cell Power Model is a financial tool for analyzing high-temperature, fuel cell-based tri-generation systems.

December 11, 2009

Workshop Highlights Near-Term Applications for Renewable Hydrogen Technologies

Co-hosted by NREL, the workshop highlighted market-ready hydrogen technologies and a California bill that requires 33% of the hydrogen produced or dispensed in the state to be made from renewable resources.

December 8, 2009

Panel Discussion Focuses on Renewable Biogas for Fuel Cells

A recent panel discussion at the 2009 Fuel Cell Seminar highlighted the opportunities and challenges related to large-scale use of biogas as a renewable source of methane for fuel cells.

November 23, 2009

NREL Opens Hydrogen Fueling Station

The U.S. Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) recently opened a hydrogen fueling station at its National Wind Technology Center. The hydrogen dispensed at the station is produced via renewable electrolysis. The new station enhances NREL's capabilities for testing and validating fuel cell vehicles in Colorado's unique environment.

October 13, 2009

Web Portal Makes Finding Ways to Drive Green Even Easier

The U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) has released a convenient online directory of Web-based tools, database searches, cost calculators, and interactive maps—all related to alternative fuels and advanced vehicles. This comprehensive Web page helps users quickly navigate to the 23 tools, maps, and searches available on the Alternative Fuels and Advanced Vehicles Data Center (AFDC) Web site for transportation technologies. Users can find the tools page on the AFDC under Information Resources at

June 9, 2009

Customizable Interactive Map Shows U.S. Alternative Fuel Data

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and the National Renewable Energy Lab (NREL) announced the launch of a comprehensive mapping tool to help industry and government planners implement alternative fuels and advanced vehicles. The new TransAtlas tool combines several different types of geographic data to identify areas with potential for developing advanced transportation projects. It is sponsored by DOE's Clean Cities initiative, which aims to reduce petroleum consumption in the transportation sector by promoting advanced vehicle technologies and alternative fuels. This interactive mapping tool is available by visiting and clicking on the TransAtlas icon.

February 4, 2009

Mobile Alternative Fueling Station Locator Now Available

Driving cross-country or even around town in an alternative fuel vehicle used to require drivers to do a little homework to find the nearest fueling station – but not anymore. Consumers on-the-go can now access the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Alternative Fueling Station Locator using their cell phone, BlackBerry, or other personal digital assistant (PDA).


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