July 2015
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BMW Officially Unveils Test FCEVs, Announces Plans for Commercialization


On July 2, BMW officially unveiled plans for the manufacture and commercialization of fuel cell electric vehicles (FCEVs).  The German automaker is developing fuel cell stack technology alongside partner Toyota, who signed a partnership in 2013 to share technology and expertise in the development of FCEVs.


BMW's Grand Turismo FCEV Test Vehicle Source: BMW

BMW unveiled two test vehicles; a Grand Turismo FCEV based on the BMW 5-series body, and a previously-built test FCEV based on BMW's new 8-series body.  Both FCEVs utilize BMW's eDrive technology and features a 300 mile range. Additional specifications and pictures of the vehicles are available on BMW's press kit here

BMW'S i8 FCEV Test Vehicle Source: BMW

BMW premiered the vehicles at a test track in Miramas, France, where a company spokesman stated that the automaker revealed plans to make available a "technically mature, customer-ready vehicle sometime after 2020."  Additionally, BMW stated that it was in talks with other automakers, governments, and utilities to help speed up hydrogen fueling infrastructure development.

 For a link to the full article, click here

Toyota Opens Customer Portal for Mirai FCEV Orders in California


On July 20, Toyota USA opened the online portal for California

residents to reserve its upcoming Mirai fuel cell electric vehicle (FCEV).  Eligible customers will be able to select from one of eight California dealerships for Mirai delivery, and will be contacted directly by Toyota to determine eligibility after filling out a questionnaire.  


Toyota Mirai FCEVs arriving in California in anticipation of 2015 launch Source: Toyota


 For a link to the full press release, click here


Doosan Fuel Cell American Celebrates One Year of Operations, Brings Connecticut Plant to Full Production 

On July 16, Doosan Fuel Cell America announced that within a year of purchasing the assets of ClearEdge Power, it has brought plant operations to full capacity.  Doosan has leveraged five decades of fuel cell technology and patents, as well as the backing of its parent company, Doosan, in South Korea.


Doosan reported that by years end it will employ 300 people at the South Windsor plant, and secure over 50 megwatts (MW) of capacity in fuel cell contracts around the globe.  Over the past year, Doosan has installed multiple PureCell 440 kW fuel cell systems at mixed-use buildings, offices, college campuses, and other sites in combined heat and power (CHP) configurations.


For a link to the full press release, click here


IKEA Flips Switch on Bloom Energy Fuel Cells to Generate More Onsite Power at Store in Emeryville, California


On July 1, IKEA announced the fuel cell system manufactured by Bloom Energy at its facility in Emeryville, California had gone online. 


 Bloom Fuel Cell Installation at Ikea in Emeryville, California Source: Businesswire


The 300 kilowatt (kW) biogas fuel cell system, the first of its kind for IKEA, will reduce carbon emissions annually by 1,304 tons, and is part of IKEA's goal to be energy independent by 2020.


For a link to the full story, click here. 

Bridgeport, Connecticut  Mayor Provides Update on FuelCell Energy' Green Energy Park Installation

On June 27, Bridgeport, Connecticut Mayor Bill Finch provided updates on FuelCell Energy's Green Energy Park fuel cell installation.  The mayor announced that the fuel cell system's foundation has been laid, as well as its major components.


The Green Energy Park is located near FuelCell Energy's 14.9 MW Bridgeport fuel cell installation, which powers 5,600 homes, and was established in 2014. 


The Green Energy Park, a clean energy project in collaboration with United Illuminating, will include 9,000 solar panels and a 2.8 MW fuel cell facility on an old, unused dump site.  This project will power an additional 5,000 homes and create up to 92 jobs. 

FuelCell Energy anticipates the equipment needed to connect to Bridgeport's grid will be installed within the month, and expects to be operational sometime in the fall. 


For a link to the full press release, click here


Ballard Power Acquires Portable Fuel Cell Manufacturer Protonex for $30 Million 


On June 29, Ballard Power announced that it had purchased Protonex Technology Corporation for $30 million.  Protonex, located in Southborough, Massachusetts, manufactures proton exchange membrane (PEM) and solid oxide fuel cell (SOFC) for portable power applications, and has deployed thousands of units to the major branches of the U.S. armed forces.  

Through the acquisition, Ballard Power aims to expand its portfolio of fuel cell products, for both commercial and military applications.  Additionally, Ballard will utilize Protonex's intellectual property (IP) to better integrate fuel cells, solar power, and energy storage technologies. 


For a link to the full press release, click here  

Linde, Siemens to Open Plant to Convert Wind Energy into Hydrogen 


On July 1, Linde, along with partners Siemens, Mainz Energy Utility, and Rhein-Main University of Applied Sciences, announced a project to convert wind energy to hydrogen for use as fuel or injection into natural gas pipelines at its plant in Mainz, Germany.  The project will use Siemen's electrolysis plant, based on proton exchange membrane (PEM) technology, to convert electricity generated from wind turbines into hydrogen gas. 


The facility is able to convert approximately 6 MW of electricity, making it one of the biggest electrolysis facilities in the world.  Linde will clean, compress, store, and dispense the hydrogen for a variety of applications after generation.


For a link to the full article, click here


UK Office of Low Emission Vehicles Announces Funding for Hydrogen Infrastructure Improvements


On July 21, the United Kingdom's Office of Low Emissions Vehicles (OLEV) announced a series of funding for projects under the Hydrogen Refueling Stations (HRS) Infrastructure Grant Scheme, designed to expand hydrogen infrastructure across the country.  


In total, £5.5 million in funding was awarded to seven projects, which will upgrade existing hydrogen stations, construct new stations, and provide mobile refueling capabilties.  Awardees include ITM Power, Air Products, Honda of the UK Manufacturing Limited, Fuel Cell Systems Ltd., and the University of South Wales. 
For a full list of awards and project specifications, click here

Air Products Receives Government Grant to Enhance User Experience at Hydrogen Fueling Stations

On July 21, Air Products announced that two of its London-area SmartFuel hydrogen fueling stations had been awarded funding from the HRS Infrastructure Grants Scheme administered by the OLEV.


Air Products will use the funding to upgrade its Heathrow Airport and Hendon hydrogen fueling stations to enhance customer experience and encourage commercial and public adoption of hydrogen fueling station technology.  Air Products stated that it planned on working with automakers Hyundai and Toyota to make the improvements.


For a link to the full article, click here

Intelligent Energy Developing Personal Electronics Powered by Fuel Cells 


On June 30,  Intelligent Energy announced it was developing additional portable electronics powered by fuel cells, after launching the Upp portable fuel cell USB charger last year.  On its new product page, Intelligent Energy demonstrates that small-scale, planar fuel cell prototypes fit directly into the body of a laptop, shown in the render below. 


A prototype laptop shell, powered by fuel cells Source: Intelligent Energy 


The company recently acquired the portable fuel cell intellectual property of BIC, which it is using to accelerate development of integrated fuel cell electronics.  Intelligent energy hopes to release either a laptop or phone with integrated fuel cells by 2017 or 2018.  


For a link to the full product page, click here


McPhy Energy and CNR to Collaborate on Hydrogen-Powered Mobility and Power-to-Gas Projects


On July 1, McPhy Energy announced it had signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Compagnie Nationale du Rhône (CNR), France's largest renewable energy producer, to collaborate on hydrogen energy projects, including fuel cell electric vehicles (FCEVs) and power-to-gas projects.


As the first part of the agreement, the companies will collaborate on a hydrogen filling station in southeast France, in support of the government's Mobility Hydrogen France initiative.  McPhy Energy will supply hydrogen production, storage, and dispensing equipment for the station, and CNR will transmit renewable electricity from its network to the station.


McPhy Energy, CNR and their common partner, Symbio FCell, a manufacturer of fuel cells, already participate in the Hyway project in the Rhône-Alpes region to deploy a fleet of electrical vehicles equipped with a hydrogen fuel cell range extender.


For the McPhy press release, click here 


California Air Resources Board Release Report On Fuel Cell Electric Vehicle Deployment  


On July 15, the California Air Resources Board released the 2015 version of its report "Fuel Cell Electric Vehicle Deployment and Hydrogen Fuel Station Network Development."


The report specifically details progress towards achieving goals laid out in California's Assembly Bill 8 (AB8), which establishes a framework for the expansion of hydrogen fueling stations in California.  Also provided are updates on FCEV deployment in the state, projections drawn from the 2015 automaker survey regarding demand for FCEVs, and the effectiveness  of California's Alternative and Renewable Fuel Vehicle and Technology Program (ARFVTP).


Recommendations are included in the report as well, highlighting the need to prioritize station locations to provide a more continuous network of hydrogen fueling stations, as well as the need for standardization and reliability across all stations to ensure a consistent customer experience. 


For a link to the full report pdf, click here


West Sacramento Hydrogen Fueling Station Officially Commissioned


On July 8, the Ramos Oil Hydrogen Fueling Station in West Sacramento, California was officially commissioned and is now open to the public for fueling FCEVs.  


While the station was dedicated in December of 2014 and has been providing fuel, station commissioning required a final inspection by a state official, as well as inspection by hydrogen supplier Linde to determine compliance with SAE J2719, and international standard that ensures hydrogen fuel quality and purity. 


Lessons learned from this commissioning process will help expedite future hydrogen station openings in California. 


For a link to the full article, click here


Toyota, Honda, Nissan Announce Support for Hydrogen Fueling Stations in Japan


On July 1, automakers Honda, Nissan, and Toyota announced plans to support the construction and operation of hydrogen fueling stations in Japan to support the commercialization of FCEVs. The automakers will cover a third of a station's operating costs, up to 11 million Yen ($90,000) a year, for each station constructed through 2020.


Executives from Toyota, Nissan, and Honda Shake Hands During Announcement Source: Toyota


Japan's government recently announced that it would subsidize the cost of hydrogen fueling stations in the country as well.  Toyota has already introduced its Mirai FCEV in Japan, with Honda expected to follow in 2016.


For a link to the full article, click here


BMW Group and TOTAL Announce New Hydrogen Refueling Capability in Munich, Germany


On July 16, BMW Group announced that it had opened a new hydrogen fueling station in partnership with Linde and TOTAL in Munich's Detmoldestrass region.  TOTAL is an international energy producer and provider, and operates seven other public hydrogen fueling stations in Germany.


Officials from Linde, Clean Energy Partnership, TOTAL and BMW inaugurate the new station Source: BMW


The station completes the European HyFIVE project's southern hydrogen station cluster, which includes stations in Germany, Austria, and Italy.  HyFIVE is an industry-led European partnership comprised of automakers, industrial gas suppliers and station operators to expand hydrogen fueling infrastructure in Europe. 


The station is also unique in that it includes new cryo-compressed hydrogen storage capability, in addition to the industry-standard 700 bar compressed gas hydrogen storage for fueling FCEVs.


For a link to the full press release, click here


FuelCell Energy Announces Progress in Solid Oxide Fuel Cell Projects


On July 16, FuelCell Energy announced progress updates regarding the commercialization of its solid oxide fuel cell (SOFC) technology, identifying three projects selected by the DOE for funding. 


FuelCell Energy was awarded two contracts through the Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Fossil Energy (FE) Solid Oxide Fuel Cell Program.  In addition, FuelCell Energy was awarded a  third project for $1.3 million from DOE's Fuel Cell Technologies Office (FCTO) to adapt SOFC stack technology to achieve electrolysis for the production of hydrogen fuel at high efficiencies. 


For a link to the full press release, click here


Bloom Energy Begins Rolling Out More Powerful Fuel Cell Servers


On July 22, Bloom Energy announced it would begin rolling out a 500 kilowatt (kW) version of its ES-5 fuel cell, an increase from the previous 250 kW model in the same physical footprint, while using less natural gas.  


Bloom Energy Manufacturing Plant in Newark, Delaware Source: Delaware Online 

Bloom revealed the new configuration during a news briefing at its manufacturing plant in Newark, Delaware. 

For a link to the full article, click here


Doosan Renews Sponsorship of British Open, Showcases Fuel Cells


On July 15, Doosan announced it had signed a five-year agreement with the Royal and Ancient Golf Club to continue its sponsorship of the British Open, one of the most prestigious tournaments in golf. 


During this year's British Open, Doosan promoted its brand in a variety of venues, including providing cell phone charging stations that utilize Doosan fuel cell technology. 


For a link to the full article, click here


Ballard Power to Provide Megawatt-Scale Fuel Cell Generation in Bordeaux, France

On July 22, Ballard Power announced that it had signed an agreement to provide 1 megawatt (MW) of fuel cell power for  

Hydrogène de France (HDF) which will be deployed at an AkzoNobel, a chemical plant in the Bordeaux region of France. 

Using Ballard's ClearGen technology, HDF will generate electricity and supply the local grid with power by utilizing the hydrogen created as a by-product of the chemical processes at the plant.  The installation is partially funded by the European Union Fuel Cells and Hydrogen Joint Undertaking (FCH-JU).


For a link to the full press release, click here


Toyota Sets Record Range of 312 Miles with Mirai FCEV


On June 30, Toyota announced that its Mirai FCEV had achieved a rated range of 312 miles on a single tank of hydrogen by the EPA test cycle, beating the range of the Tesla Model S.  The Mirai averaged a 67 miles per gallon of gas equivalent (MPGe) using hydrogen fuel. 


Toyota North America CEO Jim Lentz announced the findings at the Aspen Ideas Festival in Aspen, Colorado.  The Mirai FCEV will go on sale in California markets this fall for $58,325, before incentives.


For a link to the full article, click here  


New York Governor Cuomo Announces Awards to 83 Communities to Support Microgrid Projects - Six Include Fuel Cells


On July 8, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, through the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA), announced awards of approximately $100,000 each to 83 communities across the state to support development of microgrid projects. The awards will support feasibility studies for the communities and is the first step of a three stage process.  


Six of the communities have identified fuel cells as part of their proposed technology mix, including the Village of Babylon, Town of Brookhaven, City of Long Beach, Town of Hempstead, Village of Freeport, and Eighth Avenue Microgrid in Manhattan.


The next stage of the project will be identifying approximately ten projects to develop detailed project designs, with awards of up to $1 million each.  The final stage will approve up to $7 million each for approximately five projects for final build and construction.


For the full list of awarded projects, click here.  For the press release from NYSERDA, click here.

International Energy Agency Publishes Technology Roadmap for Hydrogen and Fuel Cells


On June 30, the International Energy Agency (IEA) published the Technology Roadmap: Hydrogen and Fuel Cells, a report on the state of the industry and its economic and technological outlook through 2050. 


The report details the steps governments, industry and researchers need to take to foster and track deployment of hydrogen energy technology, if it is to be a significant energy carrier by 2050.


For a link to the full report, click here. 


Toyota and Hino Motors to Test New Fuel Cell Electric Bus on Public Route in Tokyo


On July 21, Toyota and Hino Motors Ltd. announced that in the next step of their jointly developed fuel cell electric bus (FCEB), the two companies will carry out field tests in Tokyo from July 24-30.  


FCEB Render Source: Toyota


The bus, based on a Hino hybrid model, utilizes Toyota's fuel cell system developed for the Mirai FCEV.  The test runs, carried out in partnership with the Tokyo Metropolitan Government, aim to accelerate commercial adoption of the technology in Japan.


For a link to the full article, click here


Hawaii Names First Hydrogen Implementation Coordinator 


On July 13, the Director of the Hawaii Center for Advanced Transportation Technologies, Stanley Osserman, was named the new Hydrogen Implementation Coordinator by the state. 


The Hawaii legislature recently created the position to facilitate the implementation of hydrogen infrastructure across the state, and to promote the expansion of a hydrogen-based energy economy in Hawaii.  


For a link to the full article, click here


FedFederal Program News
NETL Selects Research Projects to Advance Solid Oxide Fuel Cell Technology 

On July 13, the DOE's National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL) announced over $17 million in funding for 16 solid oxide fuel cell (SOFC) projects awarded through two funding opportunity announcements (FOAs) posted this year.

The projects fall under two primary categories: to design, construct, and field-test a SOFC prototype system, and to support innovations that improve the reliability, robustness, and endurance of SOFC cell and stack technology.
Awarded companies include LG Fuel Cell Systems, FuelCell Energy, GE Global Research, Acumentrics, and Redox Power Systems.  A number of universities were also awarded projects as well. 
For a link to a full list of awardees, click here
Sandia National Laboratories Helping Reduce Emissions at Ports Using Fuel Cells


On July 10, Sandia National Laboratories (SNL) published a blog post detailing its progress on a hydrogen fuel cell deployment project at the Port of Honolulu. The project, in collaboration with the DOE and Department of Transportation's Maritime Administration (DOT MARAD), aims to help reduce emissions at ports by replacing diesel generators with fuel cells. 


Sandia Fuel Cell Unit at Port of Honolulu Source: Sandia National Laboratories

The fuel cell test unit, pictured above, consists of four 30 kilowatt (kW) fuel cells, a hydrogen storage system, and a power conversion unit packed in a single shipping container.  The unit was designed and built by Hydrogenics in Ontario, Canada.


The fuel cell will be deployed on shore at the port, and then will be tested aboard a seafaring barge traveling between the Hawaiian islands.


For a link to the full blog post, click here.


Upcoming Events


Fuel Cell Seminar & Energy Exposition Registration is Now Open


Registration is now open for the 2015 Fuel Cell Seminar & Energy Exposition, which will take on November 16-19, 2015, in Los Angeles, California at the Westin Bonaventure Hotel.

The Fuel Cell Seminar is the  the premier U.S. conference for the fuel cell and hydrogen industry.  To register for the 2015 Fuel Cell Seminar, click here.


8th Annual REFF-West 


REFF-West, taking place November 5-6, 2015, is the premier West Coast renewable energy finance event, uniting senior financiers, investors and renewable energy executives from across the country since 2008.  


With a focus on renewable energy development in the Western U.S., the 8th REFF-West will highlight financing trends for renewable power, clean technologies and transportation; assess the future of policies and the role of financing innovations; identify early-stage investment opportunities; and discuss the region's role in the international renewable energy marketplace. Plus, unparalleled networking opportunities will allow you to meet senior representatives from both the energy and financial sectors.


For more information, click here

Fleet Technology Expo

Fleet Technology Expo (FTX), the newly expanded Green Fleet Conference & Expo, offers content carefully developed by editors from Automotive Fleet, Heavy Duty Trucking (HDT), Green Fleet and Work Truck.  The Expo will take place from August 24 - 26, 2015 in Long Beach, California.

Focusing on three main areas including alternative fuels including hydrogen, fleet software and heavy-duty technologies, FTX takes a comprehensive look at fleet efficiencies through three main tracks: Green Fleet, Fleet Analytics and Heavy Duty.

Education topics include: 

* The future fleet vehicle: Overviews of new and upcoming in-vehicle technologies and how fleets will be able to benefit
* The continued evolution of telematics and what it means for tomorrow
* Everything you ever wanted to know about various alternative-fuel types from infrastructure to supporting technology and what the future holds
* How successful fleets put data to work and realize major fleet savings by better managing fuel, maintenance, accidents, asset utilization and other back-office work

For a link to the registration page, click here

Remote Monitoring & Control 2015 


Remote Monitoring & Control 2015 will be held November 5-6, 2015 in Las Vegas, NV. This conference will cover the latest advancements for monitoring and managing distributed equipment and facilities via recent developments in SCADA, remote networks (wireless & wired), security (cyber & physical), automation, Onsite and Back-up Power, M2M/IoT and all other manner of technology that allows for the management of remote assets.  


This technology-driven and solution oriented event brings together the innovators and users from multiple industries, including utilities/T&D, infrastructure, oil & gas, telecom, water & wastewater, facilities management, manufacturing, process industry, railroads and transportation.


For a link to the full event page, click here

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


LinksAdditional Links

Alternative Press | June 29, 2015 | June 30, 2015

Digital Trends | June 30, 2015

Utility Dive | June 30, 2015

Why Hydrogen Fuel Cell Cars are Taking Off
Mother Nature Network | July 6, 2015 

Fuel Cell Coalition Focuses on Growing Market
Midwest Energy News | July 6, 2015

Environmental Defense Fund Blog | July 7, 2015

Nikkei Asian Review | July 9, 2015

European Hydrogen Association | June 15 , 2015

Nikkei Asian Review | July 11, 2015

Motor Authority | July 15, 2015

CNBC | July 16, 2015 


Nanowires Give Solar Fuel Cell Efficiency a Tenfold Boost
Science Daily | July 17, 2015

San Jose Mercury News | July 17, 2015

Request for Papers, Proposals, and Information


Submit Fuel Cell Project for Asia Project of the Year Awards


The Asia Projects of the Year Awards seeks to highlight the best power plant construction across the Asia region.  Eligible projects include renewable energy and distributed generation projects, including fuel cell power plants.  Projects are graded on innovation, logistical challenges, capacity, and community impact. 


The Deadline for submissions for the Asia Project of the Year Awards are on Monday, July 27, 2015.


For a link to submit a project, click here


Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection Announces Funding for H2Fuels Grant Program 

On July 22, Connecticut's Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP), in partnership with the Connecticut Center for Advanced Technology (CCAT), announced funding for the Hydrogen Refueling Infrastructure Development (H2Fuels Grant) program.  


The program, which aims to promote the use of fuel cell electric vehicles (FCEVs) in the state, will award $450,000 to qualified vendors to establish two hydrogen refueling station in the Hartford, Connecticut area. 


For a link to the public notice, click here.


California Air Resources Board Releases Multiple Solicitations, Fuel Cells Eligible


On June 23, the California Air Resources Board (ARB) released two project solicitations for Fiscal Year 2014-2015 as part of the Air Quality Improvement Program (AQIP) and the Low Carbon Transportation Greenhouse Gas Reduction project.


The first solicitation, titled 'Multi Source Facility Demonstration Project,' aims to demonstrate multiple zero emission or near-zero emission technologies at a single freight facility in a disadvantaged community.  Up to $23,658,500 is available for this project, and proposals are due by September 24. 


The second solicitation, titled ' Zero Emission Drayage Truck Demonstration,' will seek to demonstrate zero-emission drayage trucks that utilize on-board range extenders including fuel cells.  Up to $23,658,500 is available for this project, and proposals are due by September 24. 


For a link to both solicitations and supporting documents, click here


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.


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 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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