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The Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy's (EERE) successes in advanced fuel cell and hydrogen technologies pave the way for the adoption of cleaner fuels and more efficient energy storage in vehicles and buildings. Explore EERE's hydrogen and fuel cells success stories below.

February 15, 2018
EERE Success Story—NREL-KPA-Toyota Collaboration Facilitates Permitting of FCEV Repair Facilities
NREL Hydrogen Sensor Laboratory was used in a partnership with KPA to validate hydrogen sensors.
November 6, 2017
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EERE Success Story—Fuel Cell Generators Prove They Can Save Energy and Emissions on Shipping
Hydrogen fuel cell generators have proven that they can be used in place of existing diesel generators to save money and smelly diesel emissions.
May 8, 2017
SimpleFuel's home-scale refueling appliance can provide a 1-kilogram fill—enough fuel to travel approximately 60-70 miles—to vehicles in 15 minutes or less at the required pressure to fully fill hydrogen storage tanks onboard the FCEV (700 bar) using hydrogen produced via electrolysis, a method of producing hydrogen from electricity. Photo Courtesy | SimpleFuel
EERE Success Story—SimpleFuel Grabbing the Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Industry’s Attention by Storm

Fuel cell electric vehicles (FCEVs) are some of the most advanced automobiles available. They allow for a similar driving experience to traditional...

February 17, 2016
Examples of a modularized PRISM® hydrogen generators.
EERE Success Story—Not Everything that Happens in Vegas Stays There: Hydrogen Generators Go Commercial

DOE-funded projects from as far back as 15 years ago are now making an impact for gas generation and purification company Air Products, as the fuel...

December 8, 2015
Photo Courtesy | Doosan Fuel Cell America, Inc.
EERE Success Story—Doosan Fuel Cell Takes Closed Plant to Full Production

Doosan Fuel Cell, a  Connecticut company which designs, engineers and manufactures clean energy fuel cell systems that produce combined heat and...

August 25, 2015
A worker drives a material handling train powered by hydrogen fuel cells at the BMW plant in Greer, South Carolina. The plant is home to the world's largest fleet of fuel cell forklifts. | Photo courtesy of BMW Manufacturing.
EERE Success Story—One Man's Trash, Another Man's Fuel: BMW Plant Converts Landfill Gas to Hydrogen Fuel

Supported by the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE), the BMW manufacturing plant in Greer, South...

June 25, 2015
Hydrogen and Fuel Cells Success Stories
EERE Success Story—World's First Fuel Cell Cargo Trucks Deployed at Memphis International Airport

Thanks to R&D funding from the Energy Department’s Fuel Cell Technologies Office (FCTO), the Federal Express Hub at the Memphis International...

April 21, 2015
EERE Success Story—New Training Resource Prepares Rescuers for Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Emergencies

EERE’s Fuel Cell Technologies Office launched a national emergency response training resource in February. The new resource is the brainchild of...

January 13, 2015
EERE Success Story—Advancing Hydrogen Infrastructure and Fuel Cell Electric Vehicle

H2USA, a public-private partnership, was co-launched by DOE and industry partners to promote advancing hydrogen infrastructure to support more...

August 26, 2014
EERE Success Story—Dynalene Fuel Cell Coolants Achieve Commercial Success

Dynalene has been working with several automotive and fuel cell manufacturers on using the coolants in their PEM fuel cells, hybrid electric,...

August 25, 2014
EERE Success Story—Element One Reduces Cost of Hydrogen Leak Detection Systems

In 2012, Element One was named as a runner-up in the Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) “America’s Next Top Energy Innovator” challenge—a competition...

August 25, 2014
EERE Success Story—Fuel Cell Technologies Researcher Lightens Green Fuel Production

Research funded by EERE’s Fuel Cell Technologies Office has dramatically increased the efficiency of biofuel production by changing certain genes...

January 24, 2014
EERE Success Story—New York: EERE-Supported Catalyst Licensed for Use in Fuel Cell Hybrid Advanced Vehicles

EERE-funding directly resulted in a cost-effective commercial electrocatalyst product for fuel cells that is now being manufactured with plans to...

January 24, 2014
EERE Success Story—Tennessee: Oak Ridge National Laboratory Optimizes Carbon Fiber Production, Reduces Carbon Fiber Costs by 30%

ORNL is working to combat the high costs of hydrogen storage tanks with two new strategies.

November 6, 2013
EERE Success Story—New York: EERE-Funded Project Used on Toyota Vehicles

EERE funding directly resulted in a commercial product now being manufactured with plans to be used in Toyota vehicles.

August 21, 2013
EERE Success Story—Nebraska: Company More than Doubles Annual Sales and Employees

Nebraska company more than doubled its workforce since developing carbon fiber composite tanks.

August 21, 2013
EERE Success Story—California and Connecticut: National Fuel Cell Bus Programs Drive Fuel Economy Higher

In an EERE-supported study with the Federal Transit Administration, the National Renewable Energy Laboratory has found the fuel economy of fuel...

July 26, 2013
EERE Success Story—Advancing Fuel Cell Technology at Los Alamos

EERE-funded LANL projects are helping to protect the environment by decreasing greenhouse gas emissions.

July 26, 2013
EERE Success Story—University of Colorado-Boulder Researches Solar-Thermochemical Hydrogen Production

Highly efficient hydrogen production technology with minimal water requirements.

July 26, 2013
EERE Success Story—PNNL Advances Hydrogen-Fueled Vehicle Technologies

EERE-funded PNNL projects are improving performance and decreasing production costs of hydrogen fuel and fuel cell technologies.

July 26, 2013
EERE Success Story—MA3T Model Application at ORNL Assesses the Future of Fuel Cell Markets

New model simulates market potential of fuel cell electric vehicles over time.

April 18, 2013
EERE Success Story—World's First Tri-Generation Fuel Cell and Hydrogen Fueling Station

EERE supported the development of the world's first tri-generation station combined heat and power system that produces hydrogen in addition to...

April 18, 2013
EERE Success Story—EERE and Auto Manufacturers Demonstrate and Evaluate Fuel Cell Vehicles

Auto manufacturers demonstrate that switching from a gasoline to a hydrogen fuel cell engine could reduce emissions by more than 90%.

April 16, 2013
EERE Success Story—Alternate Fuel Cell Membranes at the University of Southern Mississippi

Research increases understanding of membranes that can operate at high temperatures.