The Energy Department has announced SimpleFuel as the finalist for the $1 million H2 Refuel H-Prize Competition. SimpleFuel was selected by an independent judging panel and will have until July 2016 to deploy their small scale, on-site hydrogen generation and fueling system and prepare it for testing.
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has announced public hearings to receive comments on the Draft EIS (DOE/EIS–0463). The Draft EIS evaluates the potential environmental impacts of DOE’s proposed Federal action of issuing a Presidential permit to Northern Pass LLC (the Applicant) to construct, operate, maintain, and connect a new electric transmission line across the U.S./Canada border in northern New Hampshire.
For the convenience of the public, DOE in conjunction with the New Hampshire SEC will conduct public hearings to provide the public with information on the proposed project and an opportunity for the public to provide oral and written comments and to ask questions concerning the project on March 7 and March 10, 2016.
The Energy Department has announced the 2016 Small Business Innovation Research and Small Business Technology Transfer Phase I Release 1 Awards, including four projects focused on durable and inexpensive polymer electrolyte membranes for transportation and stationary fuel cell applications.
Registration for the 2016 Student Design Contest is now open. The contest, run by the Hydrogen Education Foundation, is sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy Fuel Cell Technologies Office (FCTO), the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, and others. This effort is aligned with FCTO’s activities to work with the public, academia, and energy associations to ensure that students and the workforce are equipped with the skills and training needed to lead the clean energy economy. The deadline to register is February 10, 2016.
October 2015: BES Technologies (BEST) recently received a Small Business Award from Consolidated Nuclear Security (CNS), the Y-12 contractor for the Department of Energy in Oak Ridge, TN. The award was made from the Socioeconomic Programs Office, and other awardees included K-9 Search on Site; Secured Transportation Services, LLC; Personal Computer Systems, Inc.; and Container Technologies Industries, LLC. BEST performs radioactive water, laundry and respirator services.