In support of the Obama Administration's all-of-the-above approach to American energy, the Energy Department today announced the investment of $3 million to 3M Company in St. Paul, Minnesota, to lower the cost of advanced fuel cell systems by developing cost-effective, durable, and highly efficient fuel cell components. The 3-year project will focus on boosting the performance of fuel cell systems for vehicles and stationary applications while driving down costs. These investments are a part of the Department's commitment to U.S. leadership in innovative fuel cell technologies that give American families and businesses more options to cut energy costs and reduce petroleum use.
U.S. Deputy Secretary of Energy Daniel Poneman will join Senator Al Franken at the University of Minnesota for events highlighting the Obama Administration’s investments in renewable energy and energy efficient technology.
An Integrated Experimental and Numerical Study: Developing a Reaction Transport Model that Couples Chemical Reactions of Mineral Dissolution/Precipitation with Spatial and Temporal Flow Variations in Carbon Dioxide/Brine/Rock Systems CX(s) Applied: A9, B3.6 Date: 03/21/2010 Location(s): Minneapolis, Minnesota Office(s): Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, Golden Field Office
University of Minnesota's new Clipper Liberty wind turbine and 426-foot tall meteorological tower will allow researchers to work on improving wind turbine efficiency and help train a new generation of engineers and technicians.