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  • May 28, 2015

    The U.S. Department of Energy has announced the 2015 Small Business Innovation Research and Small Business Technology Transfer (SBIR/STTR) Phase I Release 2 Awards, including projects demonstrating fuel cell-battery electric hybrid trucks and developing a real-time, in-line optical detector for the measurement of fuel cell membrane thickness.

  • May 12, 2015

    The Energy Department will present a live webinar entitled “H2 Refuel H-Prize Technical Data Collection Requirements” on Thursday, May 14, at 1 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time. This webinar will go over the technical testing specifications and testing plans that are now available for the Fuel Cell Technologies Office's $1 million H2 Refuel H-Prize competition, as well as answer questions.

  • May 7, 2015

    The Fuel Cell Technologies Office will present a live webinar entitled "Overview of Station Analysis Tools Developed in Support of H2USA" on Tuesday, May 12, from 12 to 1 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time. This webinar will provide a basic introduction to two new models—the Hydrogen Refueling Station Analysis Model (HRSAM) and the Hydrogen Financial Analysis Scenario Tool (H2FAST)—developed by Argonne National Laboratory and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, respectively.

  • April 21, 2015

    The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has announced new tools developed in support of H2USA focused on hydrogen fueling infrastructure analysis. H2USA is a public private partnership founded in 2013 by DOE, along with automakers and other stakeholders, to address the key challenges of hydrogen infrastructure. H2USA’s mission is to promote the introduction and widespread adoption of FCEVs across America.

  • April 21, 2015

    H2USA will host an online workshop about hydrogen fueling station component listings on April 22 from 2 to 3:30 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time. This workshop will focus on the need for components for hydrogen fueling stations to be listed by Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratories (NRTLs).

  • April 10, 2015

    Fuel cell electric vehicles (FCEVs) are now commercially available, so car buyers have the option to drive these vehicles that run on hydrogen gas rather than gasoline and emit only water from the tailpipe. FCEVs have the potential to significantly reduce our nation’s dependence on foreign oil and lower harmful emissions that contribute to climate change—just one of EERE’s Energy Impacts.

  • April 8, 2015

    The Energy Department today announced up to $4.6 million for four projects to develop advanced hydrogen storage materials that have potential to enable longer driving ranges and help make fuel cell systems competitive for different platforms and sizes of vehicles.

  • April 6, 2015

    The technical testing specifications are now available for the Energy Department's Fuel Cell Technologies Office's $1 million H2 Refuel H-Prize competition, a two-year competition administered by the Hydrogen Education Foundation that challenges America's engineers and entrepreneurs to develop systems for small-scale hydrogen fueling. The Energy Department will present a webinar on May 14, 2015, at 1 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time to go over the specifications and testing plans and answer questions.

  • March 23, 2015

    The U.S. Department of Energy has announced the 2015 Small Business Innovation Research and Small Business Technology Transfer (SBIR/STTR) Phase 2 Release 1 Awards, including three Office of Science projects focusing on hydrogen production from electrolysis and hydrogen systems supporting fuel cell electric vehicles (FCEVs).

  • March 19, 2015

    The Fuel Cell Technologies Office will present a live webinar titled "National Hydrogen Safety Training Resource for Emergency Responders" on Tuesday, March 24, from 12 to 1 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time. This webinar will describe a new, free, online national hydrogen safety training resource for emergency responders.

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