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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. To see past news items, refer to the news archives for 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, and 2008.

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Recent News

  • July 21, 2016

    The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has announced the 2017 Small Business Innovation Research and Small Business Technology Transfer (SBIR/STTR) Phase I Release 1 topics, including two subtopics focused on hydrogen and fuel cell technologies. The fuel cell subtopic includes novel, durable supports for low-platinum group metal catalysts for polymer electrolyte membrane fuel cells. The hydrogen delivery subtopic focuses on metal hydride materials for compression.

  • July 20, 2016

    The Energy Department will present a live webinar titled "H2 @ Scale – A Potential Opportunity" on Thursday, July 28 from 12 to 1 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time (EDT). This presentation will focus on the role of hydrogen at the grid scale and the efforts of a large, national lab team assembled to evaluate the potential of hydrogen to play a critical role in our energy future.

  • July 19, 2016

    Filling up your fuel cell electric vehicle is just as easy as filling up a gasoline powered car. The Energy Department's Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) offers five tips to follow when filling up at a hydrogen fuel station for the first time.

  • July 12, 2016

    Today, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced up to $14 million in funding for the advancement of hydrogen fuel technologies. Specifically, these selections include advanced high-temperature water splitting, advanced compression, and thermal insulation technologies.

  • July 11, 2016

    The Department of Energy and the Department of Interior’s National Park Service have officially opened a new technology demonstration hydrogen refueling station in Washington, D.C. This hydrogen station should help grow and advance the benefits of hydrogen power as a fuel, and highlight the benefits of fuel cell electric vehicles firsthand throughout the region.

  • July 6, 2016
    Today, the Energy Department (DOE) announced more than $13 million in funding for the advancement of hydrogen and fuel cell technologies. These selected projects will leverage industry, university and laboratory expertise to accelerate American innovation in advanced hydrogen storage and fuel cell performance and durability.
  • June 30, 2016

    The inaugural 2016 Sustainable Transportation Summit will serve as a forum to share ideas and perspectives on opportunities to accelerate the commercialization and deployment of advanced transportation technologies and smart mobility systems over the next decade.

  • June 28, 2016

    The Annual Merit Review and Peer Evaluation Meeting was held June 6–10, 2016, in Washington, D.C. Senator Byron L. Dorgan (ret.) and U.S. Department of Energy's Acting Assistant Secretary for the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, David Friedman, delivered remarks on Monday, June 6, followed by presentations by the Fuel Cell Technologies Office and the Vehicle Technologies Office.

  • June 22, 2016

    The U.S. Department of Energy's Fuel Cell Technologies Office has issued a request for information to obtain feedback from stakeholders regarding the construction and benefits of a National Hydrogen Technology Showcase and Training (HyTeST) station. The facility would serve as a tool for research and development, testing, safety and demonstration training, and outreach for community and commercial early adopters, including station developers, owners, code officials, first responders, operators, investors, and insurers.

  • June 10, 2016

    The U.S. Department of Energy’s Fuel Cell Technologies Office has issued a request for information to obtain feedback and opinions from truck operators, truck and storage tank manufacturers, fuel cell manufacturers, station equipment designers, and other related stakeholders on issues related to fuel cell electric truck targets.

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