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News Archives - 2011

December 12, 2011

Energy Department Awards More Than $7 Million for Innovative Hydrogen Storage Technologies in Fuel Cell Electric Vehicles

These projects will help lower the costs and increase the performance of hydrogen storage systems by developing innovative materials and advanced tanks for efficient and safe transportation.

December 6, 2011

DOE Launches Comprehensive Hydrogen Storage Materials Clearinghouse

Free access resource aims to accelerate advanced materials research and development

December 2, 2011

Fuel Cell Lift Trucks: A Grocer's Best Friend

Working in conjunction with the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, DOE has been analyzing the performance of fuel cell lift trucks at grocery distributors around the country.

December 2, 2011

DOE and Partners to Host Webinar December 7: Fuel Cells and Telecom–Reports from the Field

The webinar will focus on fuel cell applications for primary or backup power for telecommications switch nodes, cell towers, and other electronic systems that benefit from onsite power.

October 13, 2011

2011 DOE Hydrogen and Fuel Cells Annual Merit Review and Peer Evaluation Report Posted

Each year, hydrogen and fuel cell projects funded by the program are reviewed for their merit. The report summarizes the comments of the Peer Review Panel at the 2011 meeting.

August 18, 2011

World's First Tri-Generation Fuel Cell and Hydrogen Energy Station Commissioned in Orange County

This tri-generation fuel cell and hydrogen energy station provides transportation fuel to the public and electric power to an industrial facility.

August 17, 2011

Low Emission Cars Under NREL's Microscope

National laboratory researchers put advanced vehicles through their paces and give consumers a taste of promising technologies.

August 9, 2011

DOE Awards $7 Million for Fuel Cell and Hydrogen Storage Research

The projects will generate rigorous cost estimates for manufacturing equipment, labor, energy, raw materials, and various components that will help identify ways to drive down production costs of transportation fuel cell systems, stationary fuel cell systems, and hydrogen storage systems.

August 1, 2011

DOE, DOD to Install Fuel Cell Systems on Eight Military Bases

NREL will collect performance data for the first two years of the five-year demonstration. The NREL data will be available to fuel cell developers and commercial and government leaders interested in adopting this technology.

July 13, 2011

New Report Focuses on Market Conditions and Trends for Fuel Cell Technologies

The U.S. Department of Energy recently released the 2010 Fuel Cell Technologies Market Report, which provides an overview of trends in the fuel cell industry.

July 7, 2011

NREL Supports Industry to Develop Computer-Aided Engineering Tools for Car Batteries

The U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) recently awarded three industry teams, after a competitive procurement process, a total of $7 million for the development of computer-aided software design tools to help produce the next generation of electric drive vehicle (EDV) batteries.

June 16, 2011

NREL Showcasing Fuel Cell Electric Vehicle at Summer Outreach Events

NREL will display its new Borrego fuel cell electric vehicle, on loan from Kia, at a variety of summer events.

June 6, 2011

Renewable Hydrogen Bus Teaches Thousands about Clean Energy Technologies

Thousands of people across the nation enjoyed a glimpse into a clean energy future thanks to the renewable-hydrogen-powered bus at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory.

May 23, 2011

NREL Engineer Elected to Fuel Cell and Hydrogen Energy Association Board of Directors

Keith Wipke of the U.S. Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy Laboratory was recently elected to the Board of Directors of the Fuel Cell and Hydrogen Energy Association.

May 22, 2011

NREL Wins Awards for Research, Development, and Analysis of Fuel Cell and Hydrogen Technologies

George Sverdrup and Marc Melaina of the National Renewable Energy Laboratory received Annual Merit Awards in honor of their significant contributions to the DOE Hydrogen Program.

May 21, 2011

Student Winners Announced in Solar and Hydrogen Fuel Cell Car Races

Sixty-five teams from 24 Colorado schools participated in today's Junior Solar Sprint and Hydrogen Fuel Cell car competitions hosted by the U.S. Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL). The student teams raced solar or hydrogen fuel cell powered vehicles they designed and built themselves.

May 9, 2011

Webinar May 17: Local Leaders Create Fuel Cell Success Stories

The U.S. Department of Energy's Fuel Cell Technologies Program will co-host a webinar with the Clean Energy States Alliance and the Technology Transition Corporation titled "Local Leaders Create Fuel Cell Success Stories: Spotlight on Leading Local Companies" on Tuesday, May 17, from 12:00 to 1:00 PM Eastern.

April 15, 2011

RFI for Supporting Ongoing Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Demonstration and Validation

The U.S. Department of Energy's Fuel Cell Technologies Program has issued an RFI seeking feedback from stakeholders for ongoing Technology Validation activities aimed at demonstrating and validating fuel cell and hydrogen technologies.

April 13, 2011

DOE Announces Reversible Fuel Cell Workshop on April 19

The workshop will focus on hydrogen-based fuel cell technologies and will bring together subject matter experts and developers to review the state-of-the-art.

February 18, 2011

NREL Teams with Industry to Validate Methanol Fuel Cell Technology

The U.S. Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) is collaborating with Oorja Protonics of Fremont, Calif., on a two-year project to deploy and demonstrate methanol fuel cells for power pallet jacks, a kind of forklift, in four commercial wholesale distribution centers.

January 11, 2011

NREL Supports Development of New National Code for Hydrogen Technologies

NREL helped develop a new national code for hydrogen technologies that was issued last month by the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA). The NFPA 2 Hydrogen Technologies Code covers critical applications and operations such as hydrogen dispensing, production, and storage.

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