Toyota unveils plans to build a fleet of heavy-duty, hydrogen-powered trucks
Wednesday, April 19, 2017
Toyota unveiled its plan today to build a fleet of heavy-duty, zero-emission, hydrogen fuel cell trucks. The move is further evidence that automakers are continuing to place huge bets on the most abundant element in the universe, despite major fueling limitations.
Watch The Army’s Stealthy New Hydrogen-Powered Chevy Colorado ZH2 In Action
Tuesday, April 11, 2017
In January, the Army began officially testing the Chevy Colorado ZH2, the first ground-mobility combat vehicle that, if fielded, would be powered by a revolutionary new hydrogen fuel cell. The result of a $4 million collaboration between GM and the U.S. Army Tank Automotive Research, Development,...
5 Common Fuel Cell Myths
Monday, March 13, 2017
Fuel cell electric cars are some of the most advanced vehicles on the road today—and they're here in the United States. Toyota, Hyundai, and Honda all have models commercially available. So, in order to separate fact from fiction, we decided to tackle the top five fuel cell myths. Read the...
Notice of Proposed Award, GFO-15-605 - California Light Duty Vehicle Hydrogen Refueling Infrastructure
Friday, February 17, 2017
Greening the commute: AC Transit to nearly double hydrogen fuel cell fleet
Tuesday, February 14, 2017
OAKLAND — AC Transit will be nearly doubling its hydrogen fuel cell bus fleet thanks largely to an $8.5 million grant from the California Air Resources Board, agency officials said Tuesday. AC Transit will receive 10 new hydrogen fuel cell electric buses as part of its participation in the nascent...
GM, Honda to build US$85M fuel cell manufacturing plant in Michigan
Wednesday, February 1, 2017
After more than three years of collaborative research and development, two of the world’s largest automakers are bringing their hydrogen vehicle technology to the mass market.
DOE Fuel Cell Technologies Office: 2016 Recap and the Year Ahead
Friday, January 20, 2017
U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) funding through the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) enabled a cumulative 580+ patents and 30 technologies in the market and another 75 technologies anticipated to be commercial in the next 3 to 5 years. Toyota and Hyundai have sold or...
Energy Department Announces SimpleFuel Winner of the $1 Million H2 Refuel H-Prize
Friday, January 20, 2017
Today the Energy Department announces SimpleFuel as the winner of the $1 million H2 Refuel H-Prize Competition. Launched in October 2014, the H2 Refuel H-Prize Competition challenged America's innovators to deploy an on-site hydrogen generation system, using electricity or natural gas, to fuel...
Toyota, Shell Among Auto and Oil Giants Forming Hydrogen Council
Tuesday, January 17, 2017
Toyota Motor Corp. and four of its biggest car-making peers are joining oil and gas giants including Royal Dutch Shell Plc and Total SA to promote hydrogen and show batteries aren’t the only way to reduce pollution from cars, homes and utilities.
Southern California Customers Take Delivery of New 2017 Honda Clarity Fuel Cell Sedan
Thursday, January 5, 2017
Customer deliveries of Honda's third-generation fuel cell vehicle, the 2017 Honda Clarity Fuel Cell, began today at select Honda dealerships across Southern California. Honda customers leasing the new Clarity Fuel Cell will enjoy all the benefits of driving the most advanced zero-emissions...
H2 Refuel Competition Makes Progress
Friday, November 4, 2016
The Energy Department recently posted a blog about progress in the H2 Refuel H-Prize competition, which was launched in October 2014 to challenge American innovators to develop small-scale hydrogen generation and refueling systems. The H2 Refuel competition is now in the testing phase, and the...
Catching Up With: Matt McClory, Toyota Mirai Development Engineer
Tuesday, November 1, 2016
Matt McClory is the manager of the fuel cell vehicle group at Toyota Technical Center in Torrance, California. His primary responsibility is the development, testing and evaluation of prototype fuel cell vehicles. In addition, he is involved in supporting the development of the hydrogen-refueling...
2016 DOE Hydrogen and Fuel Cells Program Annual Merit Review and Peer Evaluation Report Posted
Wednesday, October 26, 2016
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Hydrogen and Fuel Cells Program has posted the 2016 Annual Merit Review and Peer Evaluation Report. Each year at the Annual Merit Review and Peer Evaluation Meeting (AMR), projects funded by DOE's Hydrogen and Fuel Cells Program are reviewed for their merit...
2017 Honda Clarity Fuel Cell Rated at 366 Miles of Range
Monday, October 24, 2016
The 2017 Honda Clarity Fuel Cell sedan has just earned an EPA rating of 366 miles of range. With that news, the 2017 Clarity Fuel Cell will top the short list of hydrogen-powered competitors including the Toyota Mirai and Hyundai Tucson Fuel Cell.
On the Verge of a Hydrogen Tipping Point?
Thursday, October 13, 2016
Across the country this past week, scientists and engineers celebrated National Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Day, aptly chosen to represent the atomic weight of hydrogen (1.008). In honor of the day, the Energy Department recently posted a blog discussing the progress that has been made in hydrogen and...
3 Questions with a 'Founding Father' of Hydrogen and Fuel Cells: Byron McCormick
Friday, October 7, 2016
In honor of National Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Day on October 8, FCTO sat down with Byron McCormick, one of the "founding fathers" of hydrogen and fuel cells, to talk about his experiences during his more than 50-year career. Byron began his career in 1974 at Los Alamos National Laboratory,...
Celebrate National Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Day
Wednesday, October 5, 2016
Scientists and engineers across the country will celebrate National Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Day on October 8, aptly chosen for the atomic weight of hydrogen (1.008).
DOE Announces $30 Million Investment in Hydrogen and Fuel Cells as Industry Continues Unprecedented Growth Rates
Wednesday, October 5, 2016
In commemoration of National Hydrogen Day, aptly chosen for the atomic weight of hydrogen (1.008), the Energy Department released a new report today showing continued momentum and growth in the fuel cell industry. The 2015 Fuel Cell Technologies Market Report shows that hydrogen and fuel cells...
CSB Issues Safety Alert Stemming from Fatal Tesoro Anacortes Investigation
Friday, August 12, 2016
The U.S. Chemical Safety Board (CSB) issued a safety alert entitled “CSB Safety Alert: Preventing High Temperature Hydrogen Attack (HTHA)” focused on preventing accidents similar to the fatal 2010 explosion and fire at the Tesoro Refinery in Anacortes, WA that fatally injured 7 workers.
Hydrogen fuel-cell vehicle landscape truly changed, says longtime expert
Monday, July 25, 2016
The current fuel-cell landscape represents an important change from past efforts to promote hydrogen cars, according to one expert.