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Fuel Cell Technologies Office News

Recent news stories and press releases (as well as articles going back to 2014) related to the Fuel Cell Technologies Office are presented below.

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Recent News

  • October 26, 2016

    Small businesses in the clean-energy sector have another opportunity to submit Requests for Assistance for technical assistance from U.S. Department of Energy labs through the Small Business Vouchers Pilot. The pilot, part of the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy’s Lab Impact portfolio, aims to help small businesses bring next-generation clean energy technologies to market faster by giving them access to expertise and tools at national labs.

  • October 26, 2016

    The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Hydrogen and Fuel Cells Program has posted the 2016 Annual Merit Review and Peer Evaluation Report. Each year at the Annual Merit Review and Peer Evaluation Meeting, projects funded by DOE's Hydrogen and Fuel Cells Program are reviewed for their merit.

  • October 24, 2016
    The Energy Department (DOE) recently announced $10 million, subject to appropriations, to support the launch of the HydroGEN Advanced Water Splitting Materials Consortium (HydroGEN). This consortium will utilize the expertise and capabilities of the national laboratories to accelerate the development of commercially viable pathways for hydrogen production from renewable energy sources.  
  • October 13, 2016

    The first in a series of "Energy Talks" kicked off at the Energy Department on Oct. 11 with 100 ninth-graders from T.C. Williams High School in Alexandria, Virginia, listening to talks on everything from fuel cell technologies to building efficiency to future careers in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math).

  • October 12, 2016

    Across the country this past week, scientists and engineers have been celebrating National Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Day. Aptly chosen to represent the atomic weight of hydrogen (1.008), National Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Day was celebrated for the first time on October 8, 2015 and this year we’ve keeping the momentum going.

  • October 11, 2016

    The Fuel Cell Technologies Office (FCTO) plans to add $1 million for hydrogen and fuel cell topics related to the Advanced Manufacturing Office (AMO)-supported multi-lab consortium on roll-to-roll manufacturing capabilities.

  • October 6, 2016

    In honor of National Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Day on October 8, we sit down with Byron McCormick, one of the “founding fathers” of hydrogen and fuel cells, to talk about his experiences during his more than 50-year career. Byron began his career in 1974 at Los Alamos National Laboratory, where he first explored the possibility of using fuel cells in vehicles.

  • October 5, 2016
    In commemoration  of National Hydrogen Day, aptly chosen for the atomic weight of hydrogen (1.008), the Energy Department (DOE) released a new report today showing continued momentum and growth in the fuel cell industry. The 2015 Fuel Cell Technologies Market Report shows that hydrogen and fuel cells continue to grow at an unprecedented rate, with more than 60,000 fuel cells, totaling roughly 300 megawatts (MW), shipped worldwide in 2015. The number of MW shipped grew by more than 65% compared to 2014. 2015 also saw the world’s first fuel cell vehicles for sale.
  • September 29, 2016

    The Fuel Cell Technologies Office will present a live webinar entitled "Past, Present, and Future Challenges in Electrocatalysis for Fuel Cells" on Thursday, October 13, from 12 to 1 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time (EDT). This presentation intends to provide a chronological overview of progress that has been made in design of platinum-based electrocatalysts that are currently used in low-temperature fuel cells.

  • September 28, 2016

    Report details the economic and environmental benefits our nation is already starting to realize thanks to the increased deployment.

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