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News Archives - 2012

December 5, 2012

New Report Shows Hydrogen and Fuel Cells Industry Supported by Federal Investments

A new report focuses on how advanced fuel cell technologies are helping American businesses reduce their energy costs and are driving new market opportunities in the United States.

November 8, 2012

NREL Receives Numerous Accolades from Industry and DOE

The U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE)'s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) and its employees have garnered awards and recognition from industry groups for advancing energy research as well as furthering the lab's sustainable operating practices.

October 29, 2012

Sun Shines on Old Idea to Make Hydrogen

NREL's breakthrough on using the sun to split water is sparking international interest.

September 6, 2012

New Report Shows Strong Growth in the Fuel Cell Market in 2011

A new report shows significant growth for the fuel cell industry in 2011 and forecasts continued growth through 2012.

August 10, 2012

Fuel Cell Electric Vehicles Make Rapid Progress in Range, Durability

The U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE's) National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) recently completed a seven-year project to demonstrate and evaluate hydrogen fuel cell electric vehicles (FCEVs) and hydrogen fueling infrastructure in real-world settings.

June 1, 2012

Energy Department Awards NREL Engineers for Exceptional Achievement

Two NREL engineers received awards at Annual Merit Review meeting in honor of their contributions.

May 25, 2012

Analysis Tool Details Cost of Hydrogen Produced Via Wind Electrolysis

According to an analysis conducted by NREL, a range of wind class sites can provide green hydrogen at a cost close to the U.S. Department of Energy's 2015 target of $3.70/kg for distributed hydrogen plants.

May 15, 2012

Fast Cars and Science Thrill Colorado Students

Record number of entrants sparks the 2012 middle-school competitions for cars powered by solar cells, hydrogen, and lithium-ion batteries.

May 12, 2012

Student Winners Announced in Solar, Hydrogen and Lithium Ion Fuel Cell Car Races

One hundred four teams from 23 Colorado schools participated in today's car competitions hosted by the U.S. Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL). The student teams raced solar, lithium ion, or hydrogen fuel cell powered vehicles they designed and built themselves.

March 13, 2012

Energy Department Announces Up to $2 Million to Collect Data from Hydrogen Fueling Stations and Demonstrate Innovations in Hydrogen Infrastructure Technologies

By collecting data from advanced hydrogen fueling stations, the Energy Department will track the performance and technical progress of innovative refueling systems operating in real-world environments to find ways to lower costs and improve operation.

March 2, 2012

Energy Department Announces up to $6 Million to Collect Performance Data on Fuel Cell Electric Vehicles

The projects selected for funding will collect data from next-generation fuel cell electric vehicles as they are operated in real-world conditions to identify ways to lower costs and improve fuel cell durability and overall vehicle performance.

February 1, 2012

DOE Webinar February 6: National Hydrogen Learning Demonstration Status

National Renewable Energy Laboratory will host a free webinar titled "National Hydrogen Learning Demonstration Status" on Monday, February 6.

January 16, 2012

New Fuel Cell System at U.S. Army Base Adds to NREL's Data-Collection Efforts

The Department of Defense recently flipped the switch on an innovative fuel cell system that will provide emergency backup power at the U.S. Army's Aberdeen Proving Ground in Maryland. The National Renewable Energy Laboratory will collect and analyze real-world performance data on the new system.

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