June 2015
Fuel Cell & Hydrogen Energy Connection

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Plug Power POWERTrip Tour Concludes in Washington D.C.
On June 4, Plug Power CEO Andy Marsh, along with Congressman Chris Gibson (NY-18), Department of Energy (DOE) Deputy Assistant Secretary Reuben Sarkar, and Plug Power General Counsel Gerry Conway, delivered remarks at the final stop of the company's POWERTrip series at the Willard Downtown Hotel in Washington, D.C. 


Plug Power CEO Andy Marsh Speaking at the Washington D.C. Willard Hotel


Remarks touched on policy issues critical to Plug Power's success in fuel cells for material handling applications, as well as future expansion opportunities, and recent GenKey customer announcements.


The Washington D.C. stop followed presentations from Andy Marsh and other Plug Power officials in Dallas, San Francisco, Chicago, New York City, and Plug Power's headquarters in Latham, New York.  A webcast of the event will be available soon on the Plug Power website. 
For a link to the full press release, click here

Honda Announces Increased Focus on Fuel Cell Electric Vehicles, Commercial Launch in 2016


On June 15 at a conference in Detroit, American Honda announced an increased focus on launching a commercial fuel cell electric vehicle (FCEV) in the U.S.  Honda declared a target 2016 launch of its FCEV, opting to stop production of its natural gas powered Civic in favor of all-electric vehicles. 


Honda FCEV Concept presented at the Detroit Auto Show in January Source: Honda


The Honda FCEV will feature a range of 750 kilometers, or 466 miles, on a full tank of hydrogen.  Earlier this year, Honda announced financial assistance to FirstElement Fuel to develop hydrogen fueling infrastructure in California.


For a link to the full article, click here  


Doosan Corporation Wins $25 Million South Korean Contract to Supply Fuel Cells


On June 2, Doosan Corporation announced it had signed its first supply deal, worth  28 billion won ($25 million), since it added fuel cells to its business as a new growth engine last year.  Doosan was selected by Korea South-East Power Co. (KOSEP) to deliver equipment for the combined cycle power plant under construction in Bundang, south of Seoul. 


Doosan also expects to sign a 40 billion won ($36 million) long-term service agreement for fuel cell operation.  The fuel cell installation has a combined capacity of 5.6 megawatts (MW) and  is the first double-layer structure type, taking up only half the space of previous fuel cells installations.


For a link to the full press release, click here.


Automakers Release Priority List of California Hydrogen Fueling Station Locations


On June 11, the automaker original equipment manufacturers (OEM) advisory group of the California Fuel Cell Partnership (CAFCP) provided an open letter addressing priority hydrogen fueling station locations in the state of California.


The group, consisting of members American Honda, General Motors, Hyundai, Mercedes-Benz, Nissan, Toyota, and Volkswagen, recommended primary and secondary priority station locations to the California Energy Commission (CEC) and Air Resources Board (ARB) to assist planning the next phase of station development.  For a table containing the recommendations, see below:


OEM Advisory Group Location Recommendations


Primary PrioritySecondary Priority 
Beverly Hills/Westwood
Manhattan Beach
San Diego #2
San Diego #3
San Francisco
Thousand Oaks/Agoura Hills
Torrance/Palos Verdes
Culver City
Encino/Sherman Oaks/Van Nuys
Granada Hills
Irvine South
Los Banos*
Palm Springs
* These two locations will further strengthen the I-5 corridor. Ordered alphabetically.


To develop the recommendations, the automakers conducted their own research on market and infrastructure needs, all of which was shared in a double-blind process and compiled. 


For a link to the full letter, click here.  For a link to CAFCP's article, click here


Ballard Signs $10 Million Deal for 33 Fuel Cell Electric Buses in China


On June 8, Ballard Power announced it had signed a $10 million deal with Nantong Zehe New Energy Technology Co. and Guangdong Synergy Hydrogen Power Technology Co. to provide fuel cell power modules.  The modules will be used to power 33 fuel cell electric buses (FCEBs) in a planned deployment to two Chinese cities.


Ballard and Zehe are collaborating with electric bus manufacturer Jiangsu GreenWheel New Energy Electric Vehicle Co. in the city of Rugao in Jiangsu province, and electric bus manufacturer Foshan Feichi Automobile Manufacturing Co. in the city of Yunfu in the Guangdong province.  The municipal governments expect to have the fleets in operation in early 2016. 


For a link to the full press release, click here.


Hyundai Announces Hydrogen Infrastructure Expansion in South Korea


On June 11, Hyundai signed a contract to construct hydrogen infrastructure for fuel cell electric vehicles (FCEVs) for the Gwangju Metropolitan City in South Korea.  The city of Gwangju will provide infrastructure, while Hyundai will offer technologies and activities to construct integrated hydrogen fueling stations.


Hyundai Motor Group Vice Chairman Kwon Moon-sik, Gwangju Metropolitan Mayor Yoon Jang-hyun, and Gwangju Creative Economy Innovation Center Executive Director Yoo Ki-ho in front of a FCEB


These stations will serve as hydrogen fueling stations, electric car charging stations, and as electricity distributors post-hydrogen production. Hyundai will also offer and operate a 16-person fuel cell electric bus (FCEB) to the city on a trial basis. Hyundai's FCEB will be provided free of charge through May 2016 as part of an evaluation of its performance and eco-friendliness. 


For a link to the full press release, click here

Toyota Debuts Second in "Fueled By Everything" Mirai FCEV Video Series
On June 3, Toyota Published the second in its series of videos highlighting the many ways hydrogen fuel can be created and used to power its Mirai fuel cell electric vehicle (FCEV). 


In this video, Toyota and Proton OnSite's Larry Moulthrop traveled to Oil Creek, Pennsylvania, the birthplace of oil drilling in America.  There, with the help of the local high school, Proton OnSite used its electrolyzer technology to create hydrogen fuel from creek water.


Click here to watch Toyota's Newest Fueled By video on Youtube


Toyota plans to make two more videos as part of the four-part series Fueled By Everything, in advance of the U.S. launch of the Mirai FCEV. 


For a link to Toyota's Fueled By Everything website, click here

Air Products Prism Hydrogen Generation Technology Goes Online at Global Tungsten & Powders


On June 17, Air Products announced the installation of its new Prism PHG830 hydrogen generator technology at Global Tungsten and Powder Corp's Towanda, Pennsylvania facility


Prism PHG830 Hydrogen Generation System Source: Air Products


The Prism hydrogen generation system can generate up to 5000 cubed meters of hydrogen per hour.  Air Products has installed 35 Prism units worldwide since introducing the technology.


For a link to the full press release, click here


ITM Power Provides Update On London Hydrogen Station Development


On June 9, ITM Power provided its investors with an update on its activities to-date in 2015, including progress on deploying hydrogen fueling stations.  ITM Power currently has seven hydrogen fueling station locations, with another four under development.


ITM Power is set to deploy three 700 bar stations in London this fall as part of the HyFive project, an EU-funded OEM partnership including BMW, Daimler, Honda, Toyota, and Hyundai.  The stations will be the first in the United Kingdom that feature a pay-at-the-pump feature.  


For a link to the full update, click here


McPhy Secures a Strategic Alliance with ThyssenKrupp Uhde Chlorine Engineers

On June 15, McPhy Energy announced that it would become ThyssenKrupp Uhde Chlorine Engineers' sole supplier high-capacity, high-pressure hydrogen generation equipment for the carbon-free mobility and renewable energy sectors.  ThyssenKrupp Uhde Chlorine Engineers is a joint-venture founded in Germany to advance water electrolysis technology.


This partnership  will make it possible for McPhy Energy to accelerate the deployment of the next-generation alkaline high-pressure water electrolysers, which can be used in a variety of hydrogen applications, including providing fuel for FCEVs.


For a link to the full article, click here  


CSA Group Publishes Standards on Minimum Safety Requirements for Hydrogen  


The CSA Group Recently published two standards that help provide additional, specific minimum safety requirements for the hydrogen industry. 


The first standard, ANSI HGV 3.1-2015, addresses pressurized hydrogen fueling system components, including valves, gas injectors, fittings, and others. 


The second standard, CSA HPIT 1-2015, addresses the increased use of hydrogen powered industrial trucks to help facilitate widespread adoption.  The standard establishes minimum requirements for material, design, manufacture, and testing of equipment used for the storage of compressed hydrogen in industrial applications. 


For a link to the ANSI HGV 3.1-2015 standard, click here.  For a link to the CSA HPIT 1-2015 standard, click here


California Lawmakers Adjust Automaker Mandate for Zero Emissions Vehicles


On May 18, the California Air Resources Board (CARB) met to adjust rules for smaller automakers in regards to the state's goal of getting 1.5 million zero emission vehicles (ZEVs) on the road by 2025. 


As a result of the rule changes, automakers with less than $40 billion in annual global revenue can sell plug-in hybrids to earn credits toward compliance with the rule, instead of selling ZEVs like fuel cell electric vehicles (FCEVs) or battery electric vehicles (BEVs).  Automakers can also buy credits if they fail to reach targets set by the state. 


The CARB will continue to review the rule during a 2016 'midterm' period.


For a link to the full article, click here.


Hawaii Natural Energy Institute Commissions Hydrogen Station at Marine Corps Base Hawaii


On June 4, the Hawaii Natural Energy Institute (HNEI) announced that it had commissioned a 'fast-fill' high-pressure hydrogen fueling station at the Marine Corps Base Hawaii (MCBH) in Kaneohe Bay. 


700 bar hydrogen station installation at MCBH Source: HNEI 


The station will support the General Motors Equinox fuel cell electric vehicles (FCEVs) leased by the Office of Naval Research for use by the Marine Corps and Navy on the island.   The 700-bar station was recently certified as unattended, allowing drivers to self-fuel the hydrogen.


For a link to the full press release, click here.


Air Liquide Commissions New Hydrogen Fueling Station in Isère, France


On June 10, Air Liquide commissioned a new hydrogen fueling station at its Sassenage site in Isère (Rhône-Alpes) as part of the France's HyWay project.  The HyWay project, coordinated by the Tenerrdis New Energy Technologies Cluster, is the first French project that aims to deploy fleets of fuel cell electric vehicles (FCEVs).  Tenerrdis is a private conglomeration of French companies that aims to support the development of emerging clean energy technologies in France. 


Air Liquide's hydrogen fueling station will serve fleets used by La Poste, France's postal service.  Air Liquide will install a second, larger station in Grenoble, France, next fall.


For a link to the full story, click here.  


Kalibrate Delivers Hydrogen Infrastructure Planning Results to NREL


On June 4, Kalibrate released the results of its California hydrogen refueling infrastructure analysis to the Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL).  Kalibrate is a global fuel pricing, location data and modeling company for fueling station operators. 


Kalibrate identified over 30,000 locations within California and ranked them from best to worst based on viability for hydrogen refueling infrastructure introduction.  Through statistical analysis, 22 variables were reduced to 11 found to be most important - ranked highest were households with annual income greater than $100,000, the number of existing gas states within the trade area, and the projected number of fuel cell electric vehicle (FCEV) purchases.


As of April, there were 11 existing hydrogen refueling stations in California, with plans for 38 more stations in place.


For a link to the full story, click here.  


Hyundai Tucson FCEV Drivers Accumulate Mileage for Round Trip to Moon and Back 

On June 17, Hyundai announced that southern California drivers of the Tucson FCEV had accumulated enough real-world miles to travel the average distance to the moon and back.  June 10 also marked the one year anniversary of the vehicle's launch in California markets. 


Hyundai also marked the occasion by highlighting some of its Tucson FCEV drivers, naming them "Everyday Superheroes."  An accompanying video is available here 


Hyundai Tucson FCEV Everyday Superheroes Source: Hyundai

Since debuting the first mass-produced FCEV in the U.S. in June of 2014, Hyundai has delivered 70 Tucson FCEVs to  drivers in Southern California,  accumulating over 447,800 total miles.


For a link to the full press release, click here. 


Doosan Awarded 13 Fuel Cell Contract with South Korean Utility Company


On June 11, Doosan Fuel Cell announced that it had been selected by Korea South East Power Co. (KOSEP) to provide 13 of its PureCell Model 400 fuel cell units to the utility's plant in the Seoul suburb of Bundang.  This announcement comes one month after Doosan fuel cells went live at KOSEP's Ansan facility.  


The new installation will incorporate state-of-the-art design with multiple 400 kilowatt (kW) fuel cells installed on both floors of the two-story structure.  The installation will produce 5.6 megawatts (MW) of heat and clean energy for the local grid and KOSEP customers.  When both PureCell Model 400 plants go live, Doosan will have active 48 fuel cells in South Korea, generating approximately 21 MW of electricity.


For a link to the full story, click here.


Air Products Supplies Back-up Fuel Cell Power for South African Schools


On June 12, Air Products announced that it had delivered 5 kilowatt (kW) fuel cell units for backup power at three Eastern Cape high schools in South Africa in a partnership with Anglo American Platinum. 


The fuel cells provide backup power for computers, lights, and tablets being used by the schools as part of South Africa's Rural Education Development Initiative.


For a link to the full article, click here.  


Plug Power Announces Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Expansion with Walmart Canada

On June 2, Plug Power announced an expansion contract with Walmart Canada to provide 124 of its fuel cell GenDrive units for Walmart's new High Velocity Distribution Center in Balzac, Alberta.  The expansion brings the GenDrive total upwards of 230 units in operation since 2010.  Plug Power will also provide GenFuel hydrogen fueling infrastructure to the Balzac distribution center. 


Plug Power has deployed more than 1,800 GenDrive units to Walmart locations since 2007, and by the end of the second quarter, Walmart will be using Plug Power fuel cells in eight of its North American distribution centers. 

For a link to the full story, click here.  


Ballard Signs Framework Agreement for Fuel Cell Module Development to Power Trams in China 

On June 10, Ballard Power announced it had signed a framework agreement with Tangshan Railway Vehicle Company (TRC) for the development of a new fuel cell module designed to meet Ground Transport Vehicle (GTV) or tram application requirements in China. 


Ballard will assist in design and integration of its module into TRC tram equipment, with a goal of powering a GTV prototype by 2016.  


For a link to the full press release, click here.


CTtransit Announces Purchase of 400 Kilowatt Doosan Fuel Cell 


On June 16, Doosan Fuel Cell announced that CTtransit has purchased a 400 kilowatt (kW) PureCell fuel cell unit to power a maintenance and storage facility in Hamden, Connecticut. 


This is the second Doosan unit purchased by CTtransit, and funding was provided by the federal Transit Investment for Greenhouse Gas and Energy Reduction (TIGGER) program. 


For a link to the full story, click here.


Ballard Power Announces FCvelocity-HD7 Fuel Cell for Transit Applications


On June 16, Ballard Power announced the commercial launch of its new FCvelocity-HD7, a next-generation heavy duty fuel cell module for mass transit applications.   Ballard introduced the fuel cell at the UITP World Congress in Milan, Italy, earlier this month. 


The FCvelocity-HD7 features increases in performance and efficiency, with a simplified and scalable 100 kW design for integration in a variety of transportation applications.


For a link to the full press release, click here.


Air Products Provides India's First Renewable Hydrogen Fueling Station


On June 9, India inaugurated its first hydrogen fueling station, supplied by Air Products, as part of a mass public transport bus fueling and vehicle demonstration program.  Located near the Solar Energy Center outside Delhi, the Air Products SmartFuel station uses solar power to generate renewable hydrogen via electrolyzer, and is managed by National Institute of Solar Energy (NISE), an autonomous entity of India's Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE).  


The project was provided funding by the MNRE, and was implemented by India's University of Petroleum and Energy Studies (UPES).  With the addition of this SmartFuel station, Air Products now has three hydrogen fueling stations operating in India.


For a link to the full story, click here. 


Dominovas Energy and Delphi Sign Solid Oxide Fuel Cell MOU


On October 28 of 2014, Dominovas Energy, a Atlanta, Georgia-based company, and Delphi Automotive Systems signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to jointly develop solid oxide fuel cell (SOFC) technology.


The agreement will help determined the technical viability of integrating Delphi's SOFC stack technology into Dominovas' multi-megawatt (MW) SOFC systems.  The MOU will included two-phases, including an initial field demonstration of the technology.


For a link to the full press release, click here


EVConnecticut Announces Hydrogen Fueling Station Grant

EVConnecticut, a partnership between the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (CT DEEP) and the Connecticut Department of Transportation (CTDOT) recently announced a Hydrogen Fueling Station Grant, called H2Fuels.


H2Fuels, which is administered by the Connecticut Center for Advanced Technology (CCAT), will provide grants up to $450,000 to develop and operate two public hydrogen fueling stations in the greater Hartford area.   Grant application material will be made available shortly.


For a link to the full press release, click here


Hawaii Governor Signs Legislation Designating State Hydrogen Implementation Coordinator and Working Group


On June 8, Hawaii Governor David Ige signed into law four bills related to renewable energy, including legislation designating a hydrogen implementation coordinator.  The coordinator is required to facilitate the establishment of hydrogen infrastructure and policies across all state agencies to promote the expansion of hydrogen-based energy statewide. 


The legislation also establishes a hydrogen implementation working group, consisting of the coordinator, representatives of federal, state, and county agencies, industry stakeholders, and others deemed appropriate.  The working group is directed to study and examine methods to promote hydrogen-based energy across Hawaii. 


The legislation takes effect on July 1, along with legislation making Hawaii becomes the first state to adopt a 100% renewable energy portfolio standard (RPS) by 2045.


For a link to the full press release, click here. 


FedFederal Program News

Senator Dorgan and Under Secretary Orr to Deliver Remarks at 2015 DOE Annual Merit Review

On Monday, June 8 at 1:00 PM EDT, Senator Byron Dorgan (retired) and Department of Energy (DOE) Under Secretary for Science and Energy Franklin Orr will deliver remarks at the 2015 DOE Annual Merit Review (AMR), taking place at the Crystal Gateway Marriott in Arlington, Virginia. 


Senator Dorgan previously served as the Chairman of the Senate Energy and Water Appropriations Subcommittee and worked to fund renewable energy project development.  Under Secretary Orr oversees a variety of DOE offices and national labs, including the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE). 


This year more than 1,800 people will come together and nearly 400 projects will be reviewed by almost 300 expert peer reviewers. 


For a link to register for the AMR, click here.  For a link to the DOE's full press release, click here

DOE Hydrogen and Fuel Cells Program Presents Annual Merit Review Awards


On June 9, the Department of Energy's (DOE) Hydrogen and Fuel Cells Program held its annual Hydrogen and Fuel Cells Program Annual Merit Review and Peer Evaluation Meeting.  The Hydrogen and Fuel Cells Program presents awards to recognize achievements in specific areas, and for contributions to the overall efforts of the program.


Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Program Awards:

  • Jesse Schneider, BMW of North America
  • George Parks, FuelScience LLC 

Program Area Awards:

  • Hydrogen Production: Pin-Ching Maness, National Renewable Energy Laboratory
  • Hydrogen Storage: Robert Bowman, Oak Ridge National Laboratory
  • Fuel Cells: David Harvey, Ballard Power Systems
  • Safety, Codes and Standards: Jennifer Hamilton, California Fuel Cell Partnership
  • Safety, Codes and Standards: Nick Barilo, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
  • Systems Analysis: Marc Melaina, Brian Bush, and Michael Penev, National Renewable Energy Laboratory, and Amgad Elgowainy, Argonne National Laboratory
  • Technology Validation: Michael Kashuba, California Air Resources Board

To learn more about the 2015 award recipients, click here.  For a link to the full press release, click here.


DOE Announces SBIR/STTR Fiscal year 2015 Phase 2 Release 2 Awards 
On June 23, the Department of Energy (DOE) announced the Small Business Innovation Research/ Small Business Technology Transfer (SBIR/STTR) Fiscal Year 2015 Phase 2 Release 2 awards.  The awards focused on improving the durability, performance, and efficiency of fuel cell technology. 


The first award was granted to Giner, inc. of Newton, Massachusetts to develop advanced membrane and electrode components.  The second award, granted to Tetramer Technologies LLC of Pendleton, South Carolina, is for the development of high-performance water vapor membranes for fuel cell balance-of-plant components.  


For a link to the full press release, click here 

Upcoming Events


2015 Congressional Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Expo 
On July 9, the Sustainable Energy Coalition will host the 18th Annual Congressional Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Expo at the Cannon House Office Building in Washington, D.C.  The event is co-hosted by the Senate and House Renewable Energy & Energy Efficiency Caucuses. 
The forum will bring together more than 40 businesses, sustainable energy industry trade associations, and government agencies to showcase the status and growth patterns of renewable energy and energy efficiency technologies.
The event is free and open to the public.  For more information about exhibiting and speaking at the event, email 

European Fuel Cell Conference and Exhibition

The European Fuel Cell Technology & Applications Piero Lunghi Conference - EFC15 - is going to celebrate its 6th anniversary in beautiful Naples, Italy, from 16 to 18 December 2015.


This conference offers three days with prominent academics, researchers, students politicians and entrepreneurs, in the field of fuel cells.  The topics include Materials, Modeling, Lab Tests, System Design, Fuels and decarbonizing society, Fuel Cell Applications, Fuel Cells operated in reversed mode, Marketing and Policy pathways to full commercialization of Fuel Cells, and Cross-cutting Issues.


A series of special sessions will be held in parallel with the core event: Safety, Regulations codes & standards in Fuel Cells; Microbial Fuel Cells; Dissemination of European projects on Fuel Cell and Hydrogen.


The call for abstracts is now open. Selected paper will be published in the International Journal of Hydrogen Energy.


The event offers also opportunities to those who want to promote their products and activities. For more information, please visit the website at


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Reuters | May 29, 2015 | May 30, 2015

PR Web | May 30, 2015

Fuel cell park raises value of renewable energy projects
Joel Rinebold, Hartford Business | June 1, 2015

The National | June 3, 2015

Toyota USA | June 3, 2015

NASCAR | Friday, June 5

FCHEA in the Energy Collective | June 8, 2015 

BBC News | June 11, 2015

NIST | June 11, 2015

DOE | June 10, 2015

Inside EVs | June 12, 2015

UCLA News | June 12, 2015

Memphis Daily News | June 13, 2015

The Star | June 17, 2015

German Design Council | June 17, 2015 

Dallas Morning News | June 17, 2015

Sandra Curtin, American City & County | June 17, 2015

The Energy Collective | June 18, 2015

Request for Papers, Proposals, and Information


USTDA Releases FOA for Indian Energy Storage Project Assistance 


On May 26, the the U.S. Trade and Development Agency issued a Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) for project assistance in development energy storage in conjunction with wind and solar energy projects in India.


The Grantee invites submission of qualifications and proposal data from interested U.S. firms to assess the technical, financial and commercial viability of grid interactive renewable energy storage technologies for two planned renewable energy projects. 


For a link to the full FOA, click here 


DOE Issues Request for Information on Gas Clean-Up for Fuel Cell Applications


The Department of Energy's (DOE) Fuel Cell Technologies Office has issued a request for information (RFI) to obtain opinions and feedback from industry, academia, research laboratories, government agencies, and other stakeholders on report findings from last year's Gas Clean-up for Fuel Cell Applications Workshop. The report can be found on the DOE's Opportunity Exchange website here.


For details, see RFI announcement DE-FOA-001331 or email questions about the RFI tofuelcellresearchneeds@ee.doe.govwith "question" in the subject line.  RFI responses must be received no later than 5 PM EDT on July 1, 2015. The RFI is not a funding opportunity announcement; therefore, DOE is not accepting applications for funding regarding this topic at this time.  


For a link to the full press release, click here.

Shell Issues Call for Proposals for GameChanger Innovation Challenge

On behalf Shell GameChanger Innovation Challenge, TechConnect is soliciting early-stage innovative technology solutions and proposals for potential funding and partnership opportunities.  Categories for consideration include waste heat recovery, natural gas degasification, hydrocarbon recovery, and other energy-related innovations. 

One-page concept papers are due by July 17.  Finalists will be notified by August 3, and final proposals are due by September 8. 

For a link to submit concept papers, click here.

NYSERDA Accepting Funding Applications for RPS Customer-Sited Tier Fuel Cell Program 

On January 5, the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) announced a set of two funding opportunities for customer-sited fuel cells - one for a fuel cell system rated 25 kilowatts (kW) or less, and another for systems over 25 kW.  NYSERDA is making up to $50,000 available for fuel cell projects as part of the state's Renewable Portfolio Standard (RPS).  

Funding will be available until December 31, 2015.

For a link to the full Project Opportunity Notices (PON) for small and large fuel cell systems, click here and here, respectively. 

Part 1 Applications for $4 Billion DOE Loan Program Due August 5


August 5 marks the next deadline for industries to submit their Part I application for the DOE's $4 billion in available loan guarantees for EERE Projects.  As a part of the President's Climate Action Plan, the DOE has allocated $4 billion in loan guarantees to promote EERE projects that avoid or reduce greenhouse gas emissions.


Fuel cell and hydrogen technologies are eligible for the EERE loan program.  The five technology areas of interest under the solicitation are:

  • Advanced Grid Integration and Storage
  • Drop-in Biofuels
  • Waste-to-Energy
  • Enhancement of Existing Facilities
  • Efficiency Improvements 

DOE has due dates for the loan program on a rolling basis as follows:


Part I Due Dates

Round 4 - August 5, 2015

Round 5 - December 2, 2015


Part II Due Dates

Round 3 - July 1, 2015

Round 4 - November 4, 2015

Round 5 - March 2, 2016


For more information on the EERE loan program, click here.


In addition to the $4 billion loan guarantee program for EERE projects, DOE is also accepting applicants for its $8 billion Advanced Fossil Energy Projects solicitation and $16 billion Advanced Technology Vehicle Manufacturing (ATVM) loan program.


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