You are here

Hydrogen

January 3, 2014
Fuel cells, which work like batteries but don’t run down or need recharging, are ideal for powering material handling equipment, like forklifts and airport baggage carts, because they reduce recharging time and cut carbon pollution. Recent Energy Department reports indicate the fuel cell and hydrogen industry is continuing to grow.  | Photo courtesy of Plug Power, Inc.
Fun Fact Friday: Fueling Growth

Last month, the Energy Department released three new reports that signal incredible growth in America’s fuel cell and hydrogen industry.

December 19, 2013
Energy Dept. Reports: U.S. Fuel Cell Market Production and Deployment Continues Strong Growth

The Energy Department released three new reports showcasing strong growth across the U.S. fuel cell and hydrogen technologies market – continuing America’s leadership in clean energy innovation and providing U.S. businesses more affordable, cleaner transportation and power options.

September 12, 2013
Energy Department Launches National Fuel Cell Technology Evaluation Center to Advance Fuel Cell Technologies

Following Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz's visit to the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), the Energy Department today announced the unveiling of a one-of-its-kind national secure data center dedicated to the independent analysis of advanced hydrogen and fuel cell technologies at the Energy Department's Energy Systems Integration Facility (ESIF) located at NREL in Golden, Colorado.

August 14, 2013
Fuel Cell Basics

Fuel cells are an emerging technology that can provide heat and electricity for buildings and electrical power for vehicles and electronic devices.

August 14, 2013
Hydrogen Fuel Basics

Hydrogen is a clean fuel that, when consumed, produces only water. Hydrogen can be produced from a variety of domestic sources, such as coal, natural gas, nuclear power, and renewable power. These qualities make it an attractive fuel option for transportation and electricity generation applications.

August 1, 2013
Energy Department Announces New Investment to Reduce Fuel Cell Costs

In support of the Obama Administration's all-of-the-above strategy to develop clean, domestic energy sources, the Energy Department today announced a $4.5 million investment in two projects—led by Minnesota-based 3M and the Colorado School of Mines—to lower the cost, improve the durability, and increase the efficiency of next-generation fuel cell systems.