News Archives - 2010
December 28, 2010
Researchers work with companies to evaluate the latest technology commercially available in the medium and heavy-duty truck markets.
December 14, 2010
The hydrogen bus uses the same basic technology as a conventional gasoline-powered engine but runs on renewable hydrogen.
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.
September 20, 2010
NREL and Partners to Provide up to $13.5 Million to Support Natural Gas Engine and Vehicle Development
Together, the U.S. Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), the California Energy Commission (CEC), and the South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD) will invest up to $13.5 million to support the development of natural gas engines and vehicles.
August 23, 2010
The U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) is seeking proposals to create computer models to help build and improve electric drive vehicle (EDV) batteries.
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.
July 8, 2010
NASA and NREL combine experience and experiments to make safer more reliable batteries for outer space and Interstates.
June 22, 2010
The National Renewable Energy Laboratory requested proposals from potential industry and academic partners to help evaluate secondary uses for lithium ion batteries that have reached the end of their useful lives in electric-drive vehicles. Proposals were due May 26, 2010.
February 5, 2010
Recovery Act funding will be used to enhance battery testing equipment and facilities, helping NREL continue to support industry.