News Archives - 2010
December 14, 2010
The hydrogen bus uses the same basic technology as a conventional gasoline-powered engine but runs on renewable hydrogen.
October 25, 2010
A new report by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory details technical and cost gap analyses of molten carbonate fuel cell and phosphoric acid fuel cell stationary fuel cell power plants and identifies pathways for reducing costs.
October 18, 2010
NREL uses its hydrogen-powered internal combustion engine bus as the primary shuttle vehicle for VIP visitors, members of the media, and new employees. The U.S. Department of Energy funded the lease for the bus to showcase hydrogen's role in our nation's portfolio of sustainable transportation options.
July 28, 2010
NREL first began evaluating hydrogen-fueled transit buses in 2000. Over the years, NREL has collected and analyzed data on nine early generation fuel cell buses operated by four transit agencies in the United States. In 2007, one of the manufacturers replaced the early generation fuel cell power systems in five of the buses with newer systems that featured improvements based on lessons learned during prior operation. According to NREL's evaluation, these current generation systems show significant improvements in durability and reliability.
June 17, 2010
NREL staffers and subcontractors received awards at the Annual Merit Review.
June 3, 2010
In warehouses across the nation, hydrogen fuel cells are being tested in forklifts to see how the emerging technology fares compared to conventional batteries in cost, performance, and safety.
April 21, 2010
Scientists and engineers at NREL's Safety Sensor Test Laboratory are collaborating with the European Commission's Joint Research Centre to assess the performance of various hydrogen sensor technologies.
April 12, 2010
Thanks to a new fueling agreement, drivers with NREL approval can now fill up their hydrogen-powered vehicles at the hydrogen fueling station.
February 8, 2010
Staffers from NREL's Hydrogen Technologies and Systems Center are assessing the performance of fuel cell systems in real world operation.