News Archives – 2010

Archived news from 2010 from the Hydrogen and Fuel Cells Interagency Working Group appears on this page. Also view current news.

December 27, 2010
Deployment of Stationary Combined Heat and Power Fuel Cells Funding Opportunity >
Solicitation also includes combined cooling, heating, and electric power fuel cells.

December 22, 2010
DOE Announces up to $74 Million for Fuel Cell Research and Development >
DOE is accepting applications for a total of up to $74 million to support the research and development of clean, reliable fuel cells for stationary and transportation applications.

December 21, 2010
FTA Program Promotes Advanced Fuel Cell Technologies to Power Cleaner, Greener Transit Buses >
The Federal Transit Administration's National Fuel Cell Bus Program is allocating funding to coordinate research among fuel cell manufacturers, engineering firms and transit agencies throughout the country.

December 21, 2010
2010 Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Global Commercialization Development Update Report Released >
The report was a joint effort between the International Partnership for Hydrogen and Fuel Cells in the Economy and the Fuel Cell Technologies Program.

December 16, 2010
Deadline Extended for Fuel Cell Technologies Early Opportunities RFI >
RFI extended to January 18, 2011.

December 10, 2010
Professor Petros Sofronis to Head International Institute for Carbon-Neutral Energy Research >
The professor recently conducted hydrogen embrittlement research funded by the Fuel Cell Technologies Program at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

December 9, 2010
DOE Collaboration with Department of Defense and General Motors in Hawaii >
The Hawaii Hydrogen Initiative ("H2I") was announced by General Motors on Wednesday December 8 in Honolulu.

November 24, 2010
Twenty Mercedes-Benz Fuel Cell Vehicles to Participate in DOE Technology Validation Project >
The vehicles will deployed in California and Mercedes-Benz has also committed to placing seventy fuel cell vehicles in the state by 2012.

November 2, 2010
DOE Request for Information on Early Market Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technologies >
The U.S. Department of Energy is seeking feedback from relevant industry stakeholders on the deployment of hydrogen and fuel cell technologies in three topic areas.

October 21, 2010
DOE Releases Hydrogen and Fuel Cells Program Plan (2010 Draft) for Public Comment >
The U.S. Department of Energy has announced the release of a draft version of the Hydrogen and Fuel Cells Program Plan. It is published as a draft to solicit feedback from relevant stakeholders.

October 4, 2010
Industrial Base Innovation Fund Awards Two Fuel Cell Projects Nearly $1 Million Each >
The Industrial Base Innovation Fund (IBIF), which is administered by the Defense Logistics Agency (DLA), recently awarded two fuel cell projects nearly $1 million each in funding.

September 3, 2010
Nitrogen-Doped Titanium Dioxide for Photocatalytic Production of Hydrogen >
Researchers recently employed hard X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy to examine why nitrogen-doped titanium dioxide is catalytically active with visible light.

September 2, 2010
2010 Fuel Cell Seminar & Exposition >
The 2010 conference, titled "Fuel Cells: Delivering the Power of a Greener Future," will take place in San Antonio, Texas, October 18-21.

August 9, 2010
Request for Information on Energy Education and Technical Training Efforts >
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) is issuing a Request for Information (RFI) to gain public input on its energy education and technical training efforts.

August 5, 2010
Report to Congress on the Challenges of Building a Hydrogen Infrastructure Now Available >
The Department of Transportation's Research and Innovative Technology Administration's (RITA) report to the House and Senate Committees on Appropriations details the challenges of installing hydrogen infrastructure.

August 4, 2010
ASHRAE to Develop Performance Standard for Micro Combined Heat and Power (Micro-CHP) Devices >
The American Society of Heating, Refrigerating, and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) will form a committee to develop a standard for the performance of micro combined heat and power (Micro-CHP) devices.

August 3, 2010
Introduction to Hydrogen for Code Officials Course Offered from DOE >
The U.S. Department of Energy's Introduction to Hydrogen for Code Officials online training course provides the information that code officials need to understand hydrogen and fuel cell technology basics, the applications for these technologies, and the applicable codes and standards.

August 3, 2010
2010 Naval Science and Technology Partnership Conference Re-Scheduled >
The 2010 Naval Science and Technology Partnership Conference has been re-scheduled for November 8-10 in Crystal City, VA.

July 30, 2010
11th Annual Solid State Energy Conversion Alliance (SECA) Workshop Concluded >
The 11th Annual SECA Workshop took place in Pittsburgh, PA from July 27-29, 2010. The schedule of presentations and agenda are available now.

July 14, 2010
DOE Announces Funding Opportunity for R&D on Liquid Carrier Technology to Deliver or Store Hydrogen >
The U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Fuel Cell Technologies Program has issued an open Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) for R&D projects on liquid carrier technology as a means of storing or delivering hydrogen.

June 29, 2010
2010 DOE Hydrogen Program Annual Merit Review and Peer Evaluation Meeting Proceedings Posted >
The U.S. Department of Energy's Fuel Cell Technologies Program has posted the hydrogen and fuel cell proceedings from the DOE Hydrogen and Vehicle Technologies Programs Annual Merit Review and Peer Evaluation Meeting.