OSTIblog Articles in the fuel cells Topic

Fuel Cells to market?

by Kathy Chambers 28 Jun, 2012 in Science Communications

DOE has outlined a Market Transformation strategy for demonstrating the commercial viability of fuel cell power in applications for which there is a business case, and com­municating the potential environmental and economic benefits of the clean energy technologies.  Current results of an ongoing multiyear study of fuel-cell powered vehicles, supported by the DOE EERE [abstract and full text in OSTI’s Information Bridge] were published in February 2012.

Related Topics: EERE, fuel cells, Information Bridge (IB)


Fuel cell vehicle…working toward an enviro-friendly car of the future

by Daphne Evans 21 Jun, 2012 in Products and Content
National Renewable Energy Laboratory

Hydrogen fuel cells are being widely tested as a potential for meeting future transportation needs.

In the technical report, Controlled Hydrogen Fleet and Infrastructure Demonstration and Validation Project, available from the Information Bridge, the U.S. Department of Energy, Mercedes-Benz & Research Development, North America (MBRDNA), Chrysler, Daimler, Mercedes-Benz USA (MBUSA), BP, DTE Energy and Next Energy endeavor to substantiate fuel cell technologies for infrastructure and transportation as well as evaluate technology and commercial market suitability. Tests were performed through the operation and fueling of hydrogen fuel cell vehicles in practical situations, including variations in climate, topography, and driving conditions.

Related Topics: energy, fuel cells, Information Bridge (IB)


Fine tuning fuel cells

by Kathy Chambers 14 Jun, 2012 in Products and Content
photo of a fuel cell stack

Researchers are finding ways to fine tune fuel cells to make them affordable, reliable, efficient and commercially competitive. DOE National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL) researchers have discovered ways to improve the fuel cell terminal surface area of solid oxide fuel cells and found novel methods to synthesize large batches of nanotubes to increase fuel cells’ output.

Related Topics: alkaline membrane cells, fuel cells, nanotubes, OSTI collections, oxide