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Next-Generation Test Kits for SOFC/SOEC Research

As part of our commitment to the solid oxide fuel cell and electrolysis (SOFC and SOEC) research community, FCM is pleased to offer several different solutions to test your single fuel cell and electrolyzer cell samples with both our Planar Manifold Test Fixture Kits and the ProboStat Button Cell Test Fixture System. These single-cell test kits allow you to test out different configurations of electrodes and other variables to further your research and development and make it easy to switch from one test to the next.

U.S. DOE Funding Selections for Clean Hydrogen Electrolysis, Manufacturing, and Recycling Activities under the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law

On March 13, 2024, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced $750 million in funding for 52 projects across 24 states to dramatically reduce the cost of clean hydrogen and reinforce American leadership in the growing hydrogen industry. These projects will advance electrolysis technologies and improve manufacturing and recycling capabilities for clean hydrogen systems and components.

This announcement authorizes $1 billion for research, development, demonstration, and deployment (RDD&D) activities to reduce the cost of clean hydrogen produced via electrolysis and $500 million for research, development, and demonstration (RD&D) of improved processes and technologies for manufacturing and recycling clean hydrogen systems and materials.

Fuel cell electric buses up 75% in transit fleets last year

Fuel cell electric buses up 75% in transit fleets last year.

Battery-electric bus fleets also grew last year, but at a slower rate than in 2022, according to Calstart’s annual report on zero-emission buses.

Fuel cell electric buses up 75% in transit fleets last year.

Battery-electric bus fleets also grew last year, but at a slower rate than in 2022, according to Calstart’s annual report on zero-emission buses.

Announcing ACT Shipper-Carrier Connect, an Inaugural Event on Freight Sustainability and Partnerships

GNA, a TRC company and organizers of the Advanced Clean Transportation (ACT) Expo, is excited to announce the inaugural ACT Shipper-Carrier Connect event, taking place May 22-23, 2024, in Las Vegas, Nevada, co-located with ACT Expo, to unite shippers, carriers, and logistics providers to shape the future of sustainable freight. This dynamic event will showcase how effective collaboration can enable shippers and carriers to achieve shared economic and environmental sustainability goals.

DOE announces $3.2 million in vouchers to advance hydrogen businesses and products

Hydrogen-related selections are part of a larger $9.8 million in support for 111 small businesses and organizations nationwide to advance the clean energy economy.

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) recently announced the selection of 31 entities to receive $3.2 million in voucher support to advance a range of clean hydrogen technologies. This announcement is part of larger rollout of $9.8 million presented to 111 small businesses and other organizations. DOE-funded vouchers will be used to obtain in-kind support from participating organizations.

ZEROING IN ON ZETS – January 2024 Update

The fourth publication in CALSTART’s Zeroing in on Zero-Emission Trucks series, this update highlights the continued increase in medium- and heavy-duty (MHD) zero-emission truck (ZET) deployments in the United States. Providing a concise and current snapshot of the dynamic U.S. MHD truck market (Class 2b–8), it presents deployment statistics for ZETs and characterizes the existing U.S. MHD truck market as of June 2023.

NORTHEAST OHIO STARTUP FLYING HIGH WITH DEFENSE CONTRACT FOR LIQUID-HYDROGEN FUELED DRONES

Seven years toiling in a Lorain County Airport hangar has paid off for small business owner Mark Haberbusch, whose company has landed a multimillion-dollar defense contract to pursue liquid hydrogen-powered flight for drones.

Haberbusch’s company, NEOEx Systems, Inc, was awarded a $6.4 million subcontract earlier this year to develop systems that fuel and fly drones for the Army. NEOEx is developing a portable refueling station that delivers liquid hydrogen to drones weighing up to 55 pounds. Those drones, outfitted with NEOEx’s on-board storage and power system, can fly up to 20 hours and 1,000 miles.

The Next Diesel? GM and Honda Start U.S. Production of Hydrogen Fuel Cells

The fuel cells will find homes in the Honda CR-V, heavy-duty trucks, construction and mining equipment, and power generators.

Hydrogen will likely remain a niche technology among cars, pickups, and SUVs, but like diesel has been an alternative to gas, Hydrogen still stands a decent chance of becoming the fuel of choice for long-distance trucking, heavy-duty work, and power generation in a zero-carbon-emissions future.

Plug Power Starts Production of Liquid Green Hydrogen at its Georgia Plant

Plug Power Inc. (NASDAQ: PLUG), a global leader in comprehensive hydrogen solutions for the green hydrogen economy, has started operation of the largest liquid green hydrogen plant in the U.S. market.

A truly unique accomplishment, this is the largest electrolytic liquid hydrogen production plant, and largest PEM electrolyzer deployment operating in the U.S., representing a landmark achievement in Plug’s build-out of a vertically integrated hydrogen ecosystem.

Highlights from 2023—a Big Year for Clean Hydrogen

At the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), across the United States, and all over the world, 2023 was a year to remember for clean hydrogen.

For decades, DOE has been laying the foundation of our nation’s clean-hydrogen economy by driving down costs and improving technologies through research, development, and demonstration (RD&D), while advancing technologies from the lab to demonstration phases and breaking down barriers to deployment and commercialization. 

The past twelve months saw much of that groundwork pay off.